By Dale Dodge
The labour office at 291 Fairview Rd is about to have a new contractor for WorkBC
It has been operated for a number of years by the Open Door Group to assist in finding jobs.
Official date of changeover is April 1st
It is likely a satellite office is Osoyoos will close.
Maximus Canada Employment Services Inc. and service partners, provide information, services, and programs to help you find employment. At WorkBC we have a resource centre with access to job postings, computers, fax, and telephones for job search purposes. We also offer workshops, and individuals may be eligible for retraining, certifications, wage subsidies, and referrals for self-employment.
The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia
Budget: new contracts:
This work will require the closure of Road 9 from March 11th through March 16th from Paintbrush Road to the Okanagan River.
Construction Manager – MOTI
Purpose of the new culverts – to take runoff from Testalinda and Reed Creeks that flow east on Rd 6 and Rd 9 – across the road – designed to flow into the river south of Rd 9 Bridge.
The work is in progress in that area but so far no traffic affected until Monday.
•Interior Health prepares over five million meals a year for patients, families and individuals in need in the community.
•For many years, Interior Health has chosen, when possible, to buy food that is produced or processed in B.C., like milk, bread, and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
•As part of the Feed BC initiative, Interior Health has already made the switch to B.C. shelled eggs and B.C. ground beef as part of its institutional buying plan.
•B.C. has 80 hospitals and 122 residential care homes, 25 public post-secondary institutions and over 1,500 public schools.
•Agriculture, seafood and food processing together form a $14-billion industry in B.C.
•There are 17,500 farms in B.C. that produce over 200 agricultural products and over 1,800 food and beverage manufacturing operations.
A new initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture ensures more of the food served to patients at Interior Health facilities is from British Columbia. Feed BC is increasing the institutional procurement of food grown, harvested or processed by B.C. farmers, fishers and processors.
“Feed BC is a game changer.
It’s about working collaboratively to encourage, inspire and support a shift to more B.C. foods in health-care and other government facilities. It’s food as medicine,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “Buying local not only supports the agriculture sector in B.C. and B.C. residents, it contributes to our provincial food security, helping build a more resilient and sustainable food supply.”
No elevated flood risk in Okanagan
At this stage in the season there is no elevated flood risk present in the current snowpack across the province. For example, peak flows at the Fraser River at Hope during normal
snowpack years range between 7,000 and 12,000 m3/s. While snow is one significant aspect to seasonal flooding in BC, weather during the freshet season also plays a key role, and flooding is possible in years with near normal snowpack.
Seasonal volume runoff forecasts (see below) are near-normal (85-105%) for the Upper Fraser, Middle Fraser Thompson, Skeena/Bulkley, and Okanagan Lake basins, and belownormal (<85%) for the Similkameen, Nicola Lake and Kalamalka-Wood Lake. The snowmelt component of seasonal runoff for Vancouver Island, South Coast, and Lower Fraser is near normal. Well below normal snowpack in the Northwest and Stikine is an early indication ofthe potential for below normal seasonal runoff.