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Federal, B.C. governments commit to continue northern bus service

Victoria Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:00 PM Canada’s and British Columbia’s transportation ministers have made a joint commitment to continue BC Bus North, the transportation service that connects B.C.’s northern and rural communities. “Intercity bus services are important for the people of British Columbia and for Canadians across the country, particularly for those in Indigenous, rural and remote communities where other transportation options do not exist,” said Canada’s Minister of

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers work together to improve outcomes for Canadians

News release Ministers commit to advancing social services to remove barriers April 24, 2019               Saskatoon, Saskatchewan             Employment and Social Development Canada Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services* met to share information, discuss common priorities and work together to address key social policy issues. Ministers reviewed the significant achievements by all jurisdictions while acknowledging more work needs to be done so all Canadians can benefit from

New affordable homes will help families in Burnaby

Burnaby Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:45 AM Families and people in need of affordable rental homes will soon have access to 125 new homes and the peace of mind that comes from secure housing. “After years of housing affordability being ignored by the previous government, we have put the focus back on people and building the right types of homes around the province,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs

12 new housing units on the way for seniors and disabled Kamloops residents

KAMLOOPS — The latest housing addition to downtown Kamloops will also feature extra homes for seniors and people with disabilities. Oncore Seniors Society has announced construction is underway on 12 new affordable homes within one floor of The Lightwell, a new 6-storey development under construction along St. Paul Street. In a release, the Society says the BC Government is providing around $2.25 million in capital funding for the project. “We

Statement by the Prime Minister on Easter

Ottawa, Ontario – April 21, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Easter: “Today, our family will join millions of Christians in Canada and around the world to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “Easter is about joy, hope, and coming together – whether we’re helping kids hunt for Easter eggs, going to church with our neighbours, or sitting down to a special meal with

Premier’s statement on Easter French, Tagalog and traditional Chinese translations are included in this release.

Victoria Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:00 AM Premier John Horgan has released the following statement in honour of Easter: “This weekend, Christians in every part of British Columbia will gather with friends and family to celebrate Easter. “Easter is a time of hope and joy for Christians around the world – a yearly reminder of the power of love, humility and self-sacrifice, as exemplified by the crucifixion and resurrection of

New homes for people experiencing homelessness in Courtenay

Courtenay Friday, April 12, 2019 9:10 AM With the opening of The Junction, a 46-unit supportive housing project in the community, people experiencing homelessness in Courtenay will have a safe and secure place to call home. “There are people in our community that have been living without the peace of mind that comes with having a place to call home,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “Thanks to our partnership with the

Homes with wraparound supports coming to Richmond

Richmond Friday, April 12, 2019 1:15 PM Safe and supportive homes opening soon will give people experiencing homelessness in Richmond the opportunity to recover and support the overall health of the community. “These homes will help people heal and ensure they have access to a secure home in a welcoming community,” said Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. “The positive effects of housing people will extend to local businesses and neighbours,

Doors open to new homes for people in need in Abbotsford

Abbotsford Friday, April 5, 2019 1:15 PM New modular homes with around-the-clock staffing and services in Abbotsford will offer hope to people experiencing homelessness. “There are too many people in the community that don’t have the comfort and security of an affordable home — something that everyone deserves,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission, on behalf of Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Many people will no longer

Government of Canada announces major funding for projects that promote the social inclusion of persons with disabilities

News release Strengthening the disability sector’s capacity to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities through integration and participation in society April 5, 2019                 Winnipeg, Manitoba                 Employment and Social Development Canada Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in a society without barriers. Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced financial support for

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