Notice of Meetings – December 8, 2023

Meetings of the Peace River Regional District Committee of the Whole and Peace River Regional District Board will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Center located at 11308 Alaska Road, in Fort St. John, BC. The agenda may be viewed on the PRRD’s web … Read more

Missing Person, Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area,

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing person. Christine, 50, was last seen on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 12:16 p.m., in the area Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area. Christine is described as 5’4″, 134 lbs., with long black hair. Christine was last seen wearing a black jacket, black … Read more

Drivers advised to plan for winter conditions across South Coast region

British Columbia Government: Winter weather is forecast for the South Coast region and people travelling the Sea to Sky corridor and the eastern Fraser Valley should plan for snowy conditions. Environment Canada expects 10 to 20 centimetres of snow on the Sea to Sky Highway starting early evening of Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. Snowfall is also … Read more

Helping Alberta manage water supply

Some parts of this page will not display.JavaScript is not available in this browser or may be turned off. Alberta relies on melting snow and rain for most of its water. A lack of rain and early depletion of mountain snow led to drought in parts of the province this summer and below average precipitation … Read more

New plastic requirements will give people better choices

British Columbia Government: The Province continues to take action to support the clean economy by preventing plastic waste and pollution. People will not receive items like cutlery and condiments unless they need them, and can expect to see options that support a healthier environment and cleaner economy. “We want to ensure people have the best options … Read more

Greater Terrace Area – 2024 Curbside Guide

Residents in the Greater Terrace Area, keep an eye on your mailboxes! The annual Greater Terrace Area Curbside Organics, Recycling & Garbage Collection Schedule Information Guide (aka the Curbside Guide) will start arriving in mailboxes over the next week. Can’t wait until then? The online version is available below, or in the sidebar on the Terrace … Read more

Modernized Simon Fraser Bridge opening this weekend

British Columbia Government: The Simon Fraser Bridge will fully reopen this weekend, with the completion of upgrades that will extend the life of this highway connection for people in and around Prince George. Upgrades to the structure include a full deck replacement and strengthening of the truss for the southbound bridge. An increase in height clearance … Read more

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Registration

Sign In JavaScript is required. This web browser does not support JavaScript or JavaScript in this web browser is not enabled. To find out if your web browser supports JavaScript or to enable JavaScript, see web browser help. Sign in with your organizational account Forgot Your Password? If you have already set up your security … Read more

Suspected Hate-Motivated Threatening Investigation, Man Arrested

The Toronto Police Service’s Hate Crime Unit is making the public aware of an arrest made in a suspected hate-motivated Threatening investigation. On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, online threats were received by a member of the Toronto Police Service.  It is alleged that: the accused replied to a social media post issued by a member of … Read more

Government Of Saskatchewan Funding Supports New Emergency Shelter In Meadow Lake

Released on December 1, 2023 The Meadow Lake Homeplate Shelter Coalition Corp. Emergency Shelter opened its doors today to support individuals experiencing homelessness in the community. The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $48,800 to fund five permanent emergency shelter spaces. In total, up to 20 emergency shelter spaces will be supported through March 2024 through … Read more

LOCATED: Missing Person Sherbourne Street and Isabella Street area, Mark, 38

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance locating a missing person. Mark, 38, was last seen on Monday, November 27, 2023, in the Sherbourne Street and Isabella Street area. Mark was located on Friday, December 1, 2023. Comment > Connect > Support Comment How will this information impact your life? … Read more

Red River North — Red River North RCMP locate stolen vehicle and make arrests

On November 30, 2023, at approximately 4:45 am, Red River North RCMP were responding to an alarm call when they came across a suspicious vehicle on Emes Road, in the RM of West St. Paul. Two occupants were in the vehicle and they appeared to be sleeping. The officer woke up the occupants and the male driver was found … Read more

More supports coming to Vernon for mental-health, substance-use crises

British Columbia Government: To help people in crisis and to free police resources to focus on crime, a new crisis response is now in Vernon. Vernon has launched a Mobile Integrated Crisis Response (MICR) team, formerly known as a Car Team. This team is staffed with mental-health professionals and police officers to help people in … Read more

2024 Draft Budget

Schedule A Analysis of Changes in Tax Requisition 198 GM Strategic Services Schedule B Effect of Requisition Changes 199  GM Community Services/Facilities Schedule C Historical Requisition By Jurisdiction Schedule D Jurisdiction Breakdown 205 Emergency Planning Schedule E Average Home Tax Impact 231 Community Parks – Area A Schedule F Debenture and Short Term Debt 232 … Read more

Detailed safety study coming for electric kick scooters

British Columbia Government: The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has been collecting and analyzing the results of the first two years of the pilot project. Interim data has been provided by participating communities and a public opinion survey was conducted by Angus Reid Group. Interim findings to date: British Columbians support the testing of electric … Read more

Increasing capacity for veterinary medicine

Some parts of this page will not display.JavaScript is not available in this browser or may be turned off. In addition to providing care to all animals, veterinarians play a key role in food security and safeguarding against the spread of animal-borne diseases. To increase the number of veterinarians across the province, Alberta’s government is … Read more

Ottawa — Letter to the Editor

The following letter by Mike Duheme, Commissioner of the RCMP, is being published in response to an article published by the Globe and Mail. I’m writing in response to the Nov. 29 editorial titled “Time to detach the RCMP from local policing.” My displeasure stems from the editorial board’s apparent lack of knowledge of the RCMP. To … Read more

LOCATED: Missing Person Finch Avenue East and Cherokee Boulevard area, Amitoj, 20

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance locating a missing person. Amitoj, 20, was last seen on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 11 a.m., in the Finch Avenue East and Cherokee Boulevard area. Amitoj was located on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 10:15 a.m. Comment > Connect > Support … Read more

RM of Montcalm — Emerson RCMP respond to fatal collision

On November 30, 2023, at 8:00 am, officers from the Emerson RCMP Detachment responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 75, located approximately one kilometer north of Letellier. Investigators have determined that a southbound vehicle entered the ditch and exited onto the northbound lane where it collided head-on with a northbound semi-trailer. The driver of the southbound … Read more

Friday Feeling | Learning Life Lessons

For this week’s #ocsbFridayFeeling, over 800 OCSB high school students participated in the Level Up Skilled Trades Fair to try their skills while learning about amazing career options and school programs to get them started. Elementary students were busy with challenging spelling lessons, coding, designing boats that float, and even building what could possibly be … Read more

Eight new station names announced for Surrey Langley SkyTrain

British Columbia Government: The new Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension is one step closer with the announcement of the official names of eight stations. The new station names are: Green Timbers Station (140 Street and Fraser Highway) 152 Street Station (152 Street and Fraser Highway) Fleetwood Station (160 Street and Fraser Highway) Bakerview-166 Street Station (166 … Read more

Bay d’Espoir — Bay d’Espoir RCMP responds to dangerous tractor trailer fire on Route 360

Bay d’Espoir RCMP and other first responders attended the scene of a dangerous tractor trailer fire with explosive contents on board, on Route 360, the Bay d’Espoir Highway, on November 30, 2023. Just after 7:00 p.m. last night, Bay d’Espoir RCMP received a call about a transport truck on fire on Route 360 near Pool’s Cove Junction. Upon arrival at the scene, … Read more

TNRD Seeking Advisory Committee Appointees for Input on Land Use

Kamloops, BC – December 1, 2023 – Have your say on land use in rural areas of the Thompson-Nicola region. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is seeking interest from qualified persons to serve as appointees on the Advisory Planning Commission (APC), to provide input on matters related to land use planning at the local government … Read more

More than 1,000 new affordable homes coming for Indigenous people

British Columbia Government: More Indigenous people will soon have new affordable rental homes on and off reserve as the Province is inviting Indigenous housing providers, First Nations and other Indigenous organizations to submit proposals for the Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund (IHF). “In 2018, we became the first province in Canada to invest in First … Read more

Robson Square ice rink opens for the season

British Columbia Government: A tradition celebrating the holiday season brings winter fun to residents and visitors with the opening of the Robson Square ice rink. Nestled in the bustling heart of Vancouver, Robson Square ice rink is a seasonal gem that welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year. “Vancouver’s winters are special, and the Robson … Read more

Nearly 140 affordable homes for women underway in Vancouver

British Columbia Government: More affordable housing for women and families in Vancouver is on the way as construction starts on 135 new homes. “We know the housing crisis is making it extremely difficult for women and single mothers to find an affordable place to call home,” said Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s Minister of Housing. “These 135 much-needed … Read more

Increasing access to family justice services

Some parts of this page will not display.JavaScript is not available in this browser or may be turned off. Resolving family matters outside of the courts can reduce stress on children and families. Alberta’s government is improving the family justice system to help Albertans, particularly those who represent themselves in matters like divorces, spousal support … Read more

Statement from Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee has issued the following statement: “December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD). This day, held each year to celebrate people with disabilities, promotes their rights and wellbeing and increases awareness of their experiences in society. “The theme this year is “United in action to rescue and … Read more

Riverview — 75-year-old man sentenced in connection with investigation into child pornography

A 75-year-old man from Riverview, N.B., has been sentenced in connection with an investigation into child pornography. The investigation began in March 2021, as part of a proactive investigation by the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit. On June 22, 2021, police executed a search warrant at a residence in Riverview as part of the ongoing investigation. A then 73-year-old man … Read more

Winnipeg — Winnipeg Police Service and RCMP launch holiday Checkstop program

The Winnipeg Police Service and the Manitoba RCMP joined forces to launch the 2023 holiday Checkstop program in Headingley, Manitoba. While road safety is top of mind for police throughout the year, the increase in travellers, particularly those who are out celebrating the season, is one of the reasons that enforcement like Checkstops is necessary. There has … Read more

Minister’s statement on November Labour Force Survey results

British Columbia Government: Brenda Bailey, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada‘s Labour Force Survey for November 2023: “As we approach the end of 2023, the latest Labour Force Survey (LFS) from Statistics Canada shows that despite high interest rates and a slowing global economy, B.C.’s … Read more

Manitoba Government Supports Adult Education by Introducing Adult Literacy Act

December 1, 2023 Manitoba Government Supports Adult Education by Introducing Adult Literacy Act – – –Literacy Programming Benefits Individual, Provincial Economy: Cable The Manitoba government is supporting adult literacy and learning by introducing legislation that mandates a strategy and reporting on progress, Advanced Education and Training Minister Renée Cable announced today. “This legislation supports adult … Read more

Robert Spickler – Annual Public Assembly 2023 – English version

We Finance and Support We support diverse talent and creators at all stages of a feature film, from development, to production and post-production, to marketing to audiences both at home and abroad. Learn more Comment > Connect > Support Comment How will this information impact your life? Comment below and let us know your perspective. … Read more

Dec. 12 proclaimed Christine Sinclair Day

British Columbia Government: Dec. 12 will be proclaimed Christine Sinclair Day in B.C. to recognize the extraordinary career and outstanding achievements in sport of the Canadian women’s soccer legend. “Dec. 12 is a day for our province to celebrate the extraordinary career of Christine Sinclair and her unparalleled contributions to soccer, both on and off the field,” said … Read more

The Weekly Wrap, December 1, 2023

November gainAfter a topsy-turvy two months, Alberta’s labour market settled into a more normal pattern last month. The year-over-year trend is positive, with Alberta and PEI leading all provinces.Alberta’s labour market held fairly steady after wild swings in the previous two months.  Employment expanded by 8,900 with gains in the goods-producing sector offsetting service sector … Read more

Swift Current Launches Free Counselling for Children and Youth

Released on December 1, 2023 Free, rapid access counselling is now available to children, youth and their caregivers in Swift Current. The launch is part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s $1.7 million in new annual funding to Family Service Saskatchewan to expand its Rapid Access Counselling Program. Young people can access support for challenges ranging from … Read more

Julie Roy – Annual Public Assembly 2023 – English version

We Finance and Support We support diverse talent and creators at all stages of a feature film, from development, to production and post-production, to marketing to audiences both at home and abroad. Learn more Comment > Connect > Support Comment How will this information impact your life? Comment below and let us know your perspective. … Read more

qathet Regional District Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 1, 2023 qathet Regional District Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities qathet, BC – This December 3, the qathet Regional District joins together with organizations around the world to promote awareness and celebrate persons with disabilities. The United Nations designated December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 1992 to promote … Read more

Minister’s statement on World AIDS Day, Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week

British Columbia Government: Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, has issued the following statement in recognition of World AIDS Day and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week: “Today marks the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day, along with the beginning of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week. On this day, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting people in British Columbia … Read more

The Government of Yukon releases a report on the governance and financial management of Yukon Hospital Corporation and accepts outlined recommendations

This is a joint news release between the Yukon Hospital Corporation and the Government of Yukon. The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC), is pleased to share the independent report produced by Ernst and Young. This report offers an in-depth analysis of the governance, financial management, and internal controls within … Read more

Law protecting whistle-blowers now in force in public K-12 schools

British Columbia Government: Employees will benefit from new protections when bringing forward concerns about serious wrongdoing as the scope of the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA) expands to the public K-12 education sector, effective Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. “Expanding PIDA to the public K-12 sector will allow employees in our education system, such as educators … Read more

Creating jobs across Alberta: Minister Jones

Some parts of this page will not display.JavaScript is not available in this browser or may be turned off. “Employment in Alberta is on the rise yet again with nearly 8,900 more people working in the province in November, driven by full-time job growth. Most of these gains came from the goods-producing sectors. “As more … Read more

The Government of Yukon and health care partners are working together to support hospital services

The Government of Yukon is providing additional funding to ensure the Yukon Hospital Corporation can address the immediate pressures impacting in-territory surgeries and medical imaging programs. At the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, additional investments are being made to ensure that Yukoners have timely access to the care and health services … Read more

Province Records Second-Lowest Unemployment Rate, Adding 19,300 Jobs

Released on December 1, 2023 Employment Increased 1,500 From Last Month, With Unemployment Rate at 5.1 Per Cent. Today, the Canada Labour Force Survey showed Saskatchewan added 19,300 new jobs when compared to November 2022. Saskatchewan continues to have the second-lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate among the provinces at 5.1 per cent, below the national … Read more

Polar bears, caribou and otters, oh my! | Ours polaires, caribous et loutres, rien de moins!

Some parts of this page will not display.JavaScript is not available in this browser or may be turned off. The Calgary Zoo is Canada’s most visited zoo, welcoming more than 1.3 million visitors annually from around the world. It provides Albertans and international visitors with a world-class experience of wildlife they would otherwise never see … Read more

Premier Pillai and delegation wrap up Europe mission

Premier Ranj Pillai and a Yukon government delegation have completed a mission to Europe where they attended several mining conferences and held meetings with government and business leaders to promote opportunities in the Yukon, notably as a secure and stable supply for the critical minerals that the world needs to support the clean energy transition. … Read more

Statement from Premier Pillai and Minister McPhee on progress on downtown Whitehorse community safety

Premier Ranj Pillai and Health and Social Services and Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee issued the following statement: “While the holiday season holds a different meaning for everyone, it consistently underscores the importance of kindness, compassion and care for our family, friends, neighbours and community members. Together with partners, our government remains committed to building a … Read more

Holyrood — Holyrood RCMP charges priest with sexual assault

Forty-nine-year-old Thomas Offong, a priest who has served in the communities of Avondale, Colliers and Conception Harbour, is charged with one count of sexual assault against an adult following an investigation by Holyrood RCMP. Offong is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in St. John’s on February 6, 2024. Comment > Connect > Support Comment How will … Read more

Manitoba Government Marks World AIDS Day with Community-Led HIV and STBBI Treatment Initiatives

December 1, 2023 Manitoba Government Marks World AIDS Day with Community-Led HIV and STBBI Treatment Initiatives – – –New Projects Focus on Person-Centred, Culturally Safe Approach: Asagwara The Manitoba government is addressing Manitoba’s rising rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) by supporting community-based approaches to treatment and care, … Read more

Windsor — Beware of spoof calls

RCMP O Division’s Windsor detachment is advising that their phone number, 519-948-5287, has been spoofed and is being used unlawfully to intimidate and defraud victims. Be aware that the police: Will never ask you to make payments using bitcoin or gift cards, Will not show up to your residence to collect money for a child in … Read more

Edmonton — Alberta RCMP reminds everyone to enjoy the holiday season safely

Edmonton, Alta. – The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of time celebrating with family and friends. While the holidays are often a time of indulgence, it’s important to still keep safety in mind. On Saturday, December 2, in support of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, officers will be out conducting traffic enforcement … Read more