The Government of B.C. is providing $6 million, through the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), to support the growth and success of the province's vibrant technology sector while furthering the momentum of the BC Jobs Plan.
Traditional singing, dancing and cultural performances are taking place at W.L. Seaton Secondary school this evening to celebrate the first Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement (AEEA) for the Vernon school district (SD 22).
The first phase of improvements to the waterfront Gyro Beach area in Osoyoos is complete in time for the summer season. The $600,000 Phase A includes construction of a lighted stone walkway, boardwalk, extended grassy areas, tables, benches, trees and extensive landscaping.
Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available to eligible British Columbians in Thompson Nicola Regional District areas E, I, M and N, including Cache Creek, Merritt, Logan Lake, and Lytton, who may have been impacted from the major flooding that occured this past weekend.
Earlier this week, Premier Christy Clark announced an agreement between the government of B.C. and Pacific NorthWest LNG that sets the stage for a potential US $36-billion in Northern B.C., which could drive jobs and economic activity throughout the province.
B.C. is proud to celebrate 10 years of the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional program, and thanks to $3.5 million in new funding this year, it will continue bringing fruits, vegetables and milk to children in classrooms throughout the province.
Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Darryl Plecas announced $50,000 in funding to the Health Arts Society to help them offer musical concerts for people in retirement, assisted living and residential care facilities.
More than 50 Aboriginal workers will train for careers as heavy equipment operators through a Community and Employer Partnership between the B.C. government and the Southern Interior Construction Association, worth nearly $1.4 million.
Starting today, the public will have more opportunities to participate in the transportation planning study of the Central Okanagan through the new website at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/okanagansecondcrossing/
The Government of B.C. has provided $250,000 to the Shriners of British Columbia and Yukon - Shriners Care for Kids to help cover capital expenditures for the improvement of their transportation program.