Harper Government helps former and current members of Canadian military enter civilian job market

By Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan–Coquihalla, announced an investment to help evaluate and recognize the skills and expertise of former and current members of the Canadian military, so they can get the right training for a civilian job. This successful program from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will also be expanded to other locations across Canada, including the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (Edmonton), Fanshawe College (London), triOS College (locations across Southern Ontario) and Memorial University (St. John’s). …read more

Source:: Government of Canada


Marking World Day, UN urges broader commitment to ‘ending obstetric fistula in our lifetime’

Obstetric fistula is a devastating yet completely preventable and, in many cases, treatable injury of childbirth, affecting at least two million women and girls worldwide and leaving them isolated from communities, the United Nations spotlighted ahead of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. …read more

Source:: United Nations


Minister Clarifies Position on Lobster Fee

By Fisheries and Aquaculture Fisheries and Aquaculture — NOTE: The following is a statement from Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.
I would like to clarify statements made in a recent interview I did on a proposed lobster fee. …read more

Source:: Government of Nova Scotia


Savona Dock and Boat Launch Upgrade Complete

By Infrastructure Canada Residents of Savona, along with representatives from the federal, provincial and municipal governments, today celebrated the grand opening of the community’s renewed park dock and boat launch. …read more

Source:: Government of Canada


New sheriffs enhance security at B.C. courthouses

A freshly minted graduating class of a dozen new deputy sheriffs will be deployed to communities throughout British Columbia to protect courthouses and justice system participants, announced Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton today. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Two Okanagan provincial parks renamed

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie celebrated another step forward in their partnership agreement today announcing the official renaming of Haynes Point and Okanagan Falls provincial parks to the traditional First Nation nsyilxcen (Okanagan) place names. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Adopting resolution, Security Council urges broader global cooperation to tackle illicit transfer of small arms

The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution urging stronger cooperation in stemming the “illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of small arms and light weapons, underlining the suffering they caused to civilians. …read more

Source:: United Nations


Kitsilano Neighbourhood House re-opens in Vancouver

The governments of Canada and B.C., along with community partners, celebrated the official opening of the redeveloped Kitsilano Neighbourhood House in Vancouver today. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia