British Columbia This Week

What to Expect

Opposition Leader Kevin Falcon officially takes his seat in the Legislature this week. Look for that to change the dynamic, especially in Question Period. The NDP government has a new target associated with the previous government, and the Liberal Opposition has an experienced MLA ready to attack the government.

The Week That Was

Indigenous youth will soon have access to the Indigenous-led plan for a community centre, once operational, will include youth centre, a post-secondary education and skills training campus, affordable homes, a childcare centre, and cultural and support services.

The B.C. government has issued poverty-reduction grants to the following locations:

  • The Southern Interior:

    • Kamloops’ Social Plan Review and Update project ($25,000)

    • Penticton’s Social Development Framework project ($25,000)

    • Revelstoke ($100,000)

    • Salmon Arm ($50,000)

  • Prince George ($50,000)

  • Williams Lake ($50,000)

  • The Lower Mainland:

    • Delta’s Building Back Fairer project ($50,000)

    • Aldergrove Community Station House ($50,000)

    • Richmond ($50,000)

    • Whistler partnership with Squamish, Pemberton and the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District ($100,000)

  • The Kootenays:

    • The Central Kootenay Regional District ($25,000 grant)

    • Cranbrook in Partnership with the Regional District of East Kootenay and other local governments within the regional district ($73,800)

    • Nelson ($50,000)

  • Vancouver Island and in coastal communities:

    • Victoria, Saanich and Esquimalt, Colwood’s Regional Household Affordability and Prosperity Project ($100,000)

    • Duncan in partnership with North Cowichan ($48,700)

    • Ladysmith ($50,000)

    • Lake Cowichan’s poverty-reduction project ($50,000)

    • Sechelt in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Regional District and Gibsons ($150,000)

Orders in Council

OIC 259/2022 – Appoints Jack Garnier as Ministerial Advisor in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, effective May 18, 2022.

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