NDP MLAs say more ECEs will be trained to provide childcare in Victoria

NDP MLAs say more ECEs will be trained to provide childcare in Victoria

VICTORIA – New Democrat MLAs Grace Lore, Lana Popham, and Rob Fleming say that families in Victoria will benefit as more people are trained to become early childhood educators. “COVID-19 has reminded us of the critical role child care professionals play in creating healthy communities, supporting families, and building a robust economy, said Grace Lore, … Read more

MLA Osborne says funding will support outdoor services on Denman Island

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PORT ALBERNI – New Democrat MLA Josie Osborne says that $87,800 in funding from the province will help support better access to COVID-safe community services on Denman Island. The funding will go to the Denman Island Community Education Society, to support the construction of a covered outdoor space to deliver recreational programming.     “Taking activities outdoors is something that we’ve had to adapt to during … Read more

MLA Osborne says funding will support safe social service delivery in Port Alberni

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PORT ALBERNI – New Democrat MLA Josie Osborne says that nearly $19,000 in funding from the province will help support COVID-safe mental health services in Port Alberni.    “These are very difficult times for many people, and access to counselling and mental health services is more crucial than ever,” said Osborne, MLA for Mid Island – Pacific Rim. “This funding will help ensure that people in the Alberni Valley can keep accessing these services safely.”  … Read more

NDP MLAs say funding will support arts, sport and social services in Vancouver

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VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLAs in Vancouver say that $1,448,052 in funding from the province will help support arts, sport and social service organizations across the city in light of challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 15 of the 53 local not-for-profit organizations around B.C. receiving support this year from the capital project stream of … Read more

Nearly $90,000 in funding to bring a new gymnastics facility for Prince Rupert

Nearly $90,000 in funding to bring a new gymnastics facility for Prince Rupert

PRICE RUPERT – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice says that $89,187 in funding from the province for the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association will help support improved recreation opportunities in the community.     “Here in the North Coast, indoor sports are a very important way for people to stay connected and stay active year-round,” said Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast. “This funding from the province will allow more people … Read more

MLA Coulter says funding will support outdoor recreation in Chilliwack

MLA Coulter says funding will support outdoor recreation in Chilliwack

CHILLIWACK – New Democrat MLA Dan Coulter says that $44,846 in funding from the province will help support better access to outdoor space for people in Chilliwack. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, more and more people have turned to visiting local parks and green spaces to relax, get some air, and be closer to nature,” said Coulter, MLA for Chilliwack. “This support from the province will make it easier … Read more

MLA Simons says funding will support safe social service delivery in Powell River

MLA Simons says funding will support safe social service delivery in Powell River

POWELL RIVER – New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons says that $72,000 in funding from the province will help support safer social service delivery in Powell River.    The funding will go to the Inclusion Powell River Society for the creation of an outdoor ‘warm room’ to deliver physically distanced programming, including the purchase of heaters, temporary walls, and outdoor seating.    “Adapting to COVID-19 has been … Read more

NDP MLAs say funding will support youth programs and vulnerable people in Burnaby

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BURNABY – New Democrat MLAs say that over $400,000 in funding from the province will help support programs for youth and vulnerable people and families in Burnaby. “Community organizations have worked tirelessly to continue to serve people in Burnaby over the last year,” said Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby North. “With this funding, our New … Read more

NDP MLA Malcolmson says more health care assistants will be trained to support seniors in Nanaimo

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NANAIMO – More training opportunities for health care assistants at Vancouver Island University will strengthen the level of care for people in long-term care and assisted living residences, says Sheila Malcolmson, New Democrat MLA for Nanaimo. “Caring for our seniors is such vital work, and we’re determined to support workers doing these important jobs,” said … Read more

NDP MLA Andrew Mercier says more health care assistants will be trained to support seniors in Langley

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LANGLEY – More training opportunities for health care assistants at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Langley campus will strengthen the level of care for people in long-term care and assisted living residences, says Andrew Mercier, New Democrat MLA for Langley and Parliamentary Secretary for Skills Training. “These training opportunities will help more people in Langley enter rewarding, … Read more

MLAs Leonard and Babchuk say more health care assistants will be trained to support seniors in the North Island

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VICTORIA – More training opportunities for health care assistants at North Island College will strengthen the level of care for people in long-term care and assisted living residences, say Ronna-Rae Leonard, New Democrat MLA for Courtenay-Comox, and Michele Babchuk, New Democrat MLA for North Island. “One of the most important ways we are working to recover from … Read more

MLA Nicholas Simons says funding will improve food security for people on the Sunshine Coast

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SECHELT – New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons says that $250,000 in funding from the province of B.C. for the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society will help improve food security for people on the lower coast. “The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the importance of community supports like those the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society provides, and how crucial it is to keep investing in them,” said Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “This funding for the Society … Read more

MLA Cullen says economic recovery funding will mean better infrastructure in Stikine

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SMITHERS – New Democrat MLA Nathan Cullen is welcoming provincial funding from B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan for road and transportation improvements in the northwest that will enhance safety for users, encourage active transportation, and make travel easier and more efficient. “Investments like these have a double bonus of giving a boost to our local economy, … Read more

NDP MLA Ravi Kahlon welcomes over $940,000 for sports, arts, and culture in Delta

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DELTA – New Democrat MLA Ravi Kahlon is welcoming $946,900 to benefit 30 sports, arts, and culture organizations in Delta. “People in our community adapted quickly to the sports and arts programming changes to keep one another safe,” said Kahlon, MLA for Delta North. “I’m glad our government is providing funding so that local organizations … Read more

MLAs say funding will benefit Tri-Cities students

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COQUITLAM – New Democrat MLAs Fin Donnelly and Mike Farnworth say over $695,000 in funding will allow schools in the Tri-Cities to ensure that extracurricular activities are available for students once they can participate safely again. “This year, parents and students have shown incredible resilience through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Donnelly, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke … Read more