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BC Government: Protecting land in the ALR guides cannabis production regulation

VICTORIA – Local and First Nations governments now are able to prohibit cannabis production in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) within their communities, unless it is grown in ways that preserve the productive capacity of agricultural land. This regulatory change, effective immediately, gives authority to local and Indigenous governments to prohibit cement-based, industrial-style, cannabis-production bunkers […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201811 Views

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Minister’s statement on Western Canadian Ministers’ meeting on Greyhound

July 12, 2018 VICTORIA – Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, has issued the following statement following today’s meeting with Western Canadian ministers and representatives on Greyhound’s service withdrawal: “Today’s meeting with ministers from Western Canada, and a representative from Ontario, was positive and productive. We recognize Greyhound’s surprise withdrawal will leave people with […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201811 Views

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Social Innovation Summit brings local and national experts to Surrey

July 12, 2018 Surrey, B.C. – Nearly fifty local and national experts will gather at the Surrey Social Innovation Summit on September 6th to explore how organizations are using social innovation to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing Canadian cities. Among the issues and topics that will be explored are Indigenous reconciliation, housing, social […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201814 Views

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How a scholarly association is helping Indigenous writers to thrive – University Affairs

The Indigenous Voices Awards are just one way the Indigenous Literary Studies Association is building reciprocal relationships with artists. JUL 11 2018 On its face, the Indigenous Voices Awards gala that took place in Regina this spring was a celebration of Indigenous writers. Part book launch, part musical performance and part pub night, the event […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201816 Views

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CRD Regional Parks Releases 2017 Annual Report

Jul 12, 2018 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved the CRD Regional Parks 2017 annual report. It summarizes the actions and accomplishments related to the CRD’s parks and trails system, which is part of a network of parks and protected areas located across the region. The CRD parks and trails system is […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201810 Views

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K-12 PBC and BCPSEA reach tentative agreement

July 13, 2018 A tentative agreement was reached between the K-12 Provincial Bargaining Council (PBC) and the BCPublic School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) late Wednesday evening on a provincial framework agreement for K-12 support staff. “I would like to thank all the members of PBC for their hard work and perseverance,” said K-12 Presidents Council President Warren Williams. “Their professionalism, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201815 Views

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MNBC 2018 Annual General Meeting – Official Notice

July 11, 2018 The Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), in accordance with the MNBC Constitution, HEREBY gives notice of the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM will take place at the Pacific Gateway Vancouver Airport Hotel, in Richmond, BC on Friday, September 14th with registration and a light reception, and will commence the business of the AGM […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 20189 Views

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Wildfire wind worries – Castanet.net

Jul 13, 2018 The grass fire near Kamloops continues to burn but has been steered away from six homes east of the city. The suspected human-caused fire broke out around noon yesterday and quickly covered almost four square kilometres — forcing evacuation of the half-dozen homes, but a rapid response from the wildfire service headed […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 20189 Views

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Province releases What We Heard About Poverty in B.C. report

July 12, 2018 VICTORIA – In October 2017, government launched a comprehensive public engagement process to help inform B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. Government has now released What We Heard About Poverty in B.C., a report that captures the feedback received during the consultation. Thousands of people offered their thoughts and ideas on how to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201814 Views

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Mia Stansby: Healing through food, the Indigenous way – Vancouver Sun

July 13, 2018 I’m humbled chatting with Indigenous chef and former Top Chef Canada contender Rich Francis about reconciliation through sharing and connecting with Indigenous food. To me, it sounds more like acts of forgiveness. Francis “cooks for reconciliation” in pop-ups and dinners across the country, has a TV show called Red Chef Revival and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201811 Views

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