MP Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) said he is pleased with federal Human Resources Minister Diane Finley’s statement Thursday that the government will finally agree to the amendments to Bill C-50 that the NDP has been calling for; namely, to ensure long-tenured workers who applied for EI benefits as of January 4th, 2009 or later will qualify for extended benefits of up to 20 weeks.
A massive police crack-down on outdoor marijuana grow-ops this summer saw RCMP seize 14,130 pot plants from 88 sites throughout the region.
Inspector Nick Romanchuk said the investigative team even included an RCMP helicopter from Kelowna.
The following is a press release issued by the provincial government:
The province will build a new secure, state-of- the-art corrections facility adjacent to the existing Surrey Pretrial Services Centre and connected by tunnel to both the courthouse and police station, Solicitor General Kash Heed announced today.
Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the B.C. provincial government:
In anticipation of a resurgence of the H1N1 virus, B.C. doctors will receive additional compensation to provide increased access to care for patients.
Selkirk College, FortisBC and the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program have joined forces to protect the natural habitat along the Kootenay River. In particular, the riparian (riverside) area near the oxbow at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers.
The unique partnership of the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay (RDCK), Kootenay/Boundary and East Kootenay, along with Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), are gearing up to take the “Welcome to Kootenay Country” display to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Conference (UBCM) taking place in Vancouver at the end of September.
Quantum Leaps: Girls Talk Tech
The Quantum Leaps conference focuses on career development and highlights the importance of continuing science and technology courses in secondary and post secondary schools to ensure a wide range of career opportunities for female students in Grades 9-12.
On Sept. 8, at 1:45 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.