NEIGHBOURHOODS OF LEARNING
Premier Gordon Campbell announces a $30-million Neighbourhoods of Learning pilot project, which will bring together education and community services under a single roof and make use of surplus school space. September 3, 2008 [News release]
$2.9M SUPPORTS PROGRAMS FOR ABORIGINAL STUDENTS
VICTORIA – Government is investing over $2.9 million in 37 post-secondary projects to help Aboriginal students access and complete their studies, announced Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development.
B.C. PARALYMPIAN NAMED TEAM CANADA FLAG BEARER
VANCOUVER – Premier Gordon Campbell and Healthy Living and Sport Minister Mary Polak congratulated Vancouver’s Donavan Tildesley, who was chosen to carry the flag for the opening ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
SURVEY RESULTS SHOW B.C. HAS THE LOWEST SMOKING RATE
VICTORIA – National survey results on tobacco use, just released, indicate British Columbia boasts the lowest smoking rate in the country in a number of categories, especially in young people.
ILLEGAL FIREARMS, FLEEING FUGITIVES FOCUS AT MEETING
QUEBEC CITY – British Columbia will pursue greater collaboration with Canadian law enforcement partners – particularly on illegal firearms, gang violence and organized crime – and a new law targeting fugitives who flee warrants, at a federal/provincial/territorial justice meeting.
NEIGHBOURHOODS OF LEARNING MAP NEW FUTURE FOR SCHOOLS
VANCOUVER – The future of B.C. schools is changing with the $30-million Neighbourhoods of Learning pilot project, which will see education and community services brought together in a single neighbourhood hub, Premier Gordon Campbell announced.
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Small businesses make up over 98 per cent of the province's businesses, and now employ more than one million British Columbians.