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Chilliwack Fire – Lickman Road Structure Fire

Chilliwack – On Wednesday afternoon (March 16th 2016 17:00pm) the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 5000 block of Lickman Rd. Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 4 & 6. On arrival fire crews…


Wally Oppal Is Now A Veterinarian

Victoria – Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick issued the following statement on the appointment of Wally Oppal, QC, as a member of the council of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia effective immediately: “It is a pleasure to welcome Wally…



Funds For Fisheries Habitat Restoration Now Available

Chilliwack (Media Release)– Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope is encouraging local groups to make application for funding under the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program (RFCPP). Over the next three years the RFCPP will provide $28 million across the country to…


Gaming Grants For Mission Organizations

Mission – The Lifetime Learning Centre Society has received $45,000 in support from the province’s community gaming grant program to support their Community Adult Education Program, Therapeutic Health and Wellness Program, and Oral History and Media Technology Program. “Lifetime Learning…


$840K+ In Gaming Grants Destined For Abbotsford

Abbotsford –  – Twenty-three social service and community organizations in Abbotsford are receiving a combined total of $846,100 from the province’s Community Gaming Grant program. “The Community Gaming Grant program is a great initiative that provides additional funding for groups…


BCTF Has A New Teachers Union Boss

Vancouver (CKNW/Van Sun)  – The BC Teachers’ Federation named its new President. It was hardly the most riveting election, with former first vice-president Glen Hansman running unopposed. Already pressing on his mind is the Supreme Court hearing on the contract…


$40M Fix It Fund For BC Schools

Victoria – Government is helping extend the life of B.C. schools with today’s investment of $40 million in the School Enhancement Program to help school districts repair, upgrade and improve their facilities. Over the next week school districts throughout B.C….


Social Work Week – Community Heroes

Victoria – Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux has issued the following statement in recognition of Social Work Week in British Columbia, March 13 to 19, 2016: “March is National Social Work Month and this is Social Work Week…


Daylight Saving Time Starts This Sunday March 13

Earth (Huffington Post/CP) – If you already feel like you don’t get enough sleep, it’s about to get worse. Daylight saving time (or daylight savings time, as some of us say) begins on March 13 at 2 a.m.. This means…