Provincial Government

The 2016 National Youth Homelessness Survey — which surveyed 1,103 young people who experience homelessness in 47 communities across Canada — found that 57.8 per cent of youth surveyed reported having some sort of involvement with the child welfare system. (Pixabay)

B.C. extends emergency supports for youth ‘aging-out’ of foster care

Youth will either be able to stay in their placements or receive financial support, Ministry says

 

(Pixhere photo)

B.C. dentists argue for COVID-19 vaccine priority after ‘disappointing’ exclusion from plan

Vaccines are essential for dentists as patients cannot wear masks during treatment, argues BCDA

 

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says we have many things to be thankful for

  • Dec 29, 2020

 

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Victoria Report: BC Liberals will hold NDP government to account

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says Liberals will ask the tough questions that need to be asked

  • Dec 8, 2020
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart at a virtual swearing-in on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)

Fraser-Nicola MLA sworn in for third term, given new critic role

Jackie Tegart has been named as critic for Education in new cabinet

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart at a virtual swearing-in on Nov. 27. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)
Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

No known risk to human health from the virus

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands
Grace, an orphaned calf who called the Revelstoke maternity pen home for a year and a half, took her first steps into the wild in the spring of 2019. The caribou in the background is one of the five caribou from the now locally extinct south Selkirk and Purcell herds. (Photo by Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development)

Province announces $1.1 million in funding to restore caribou habitat

The seven projects are taking place across the province

Grace, an orphaned calf who called the Revelstoke maternity pen home for a year and a half, took her first steps into the wild in the spring of 2019. The caribou in the background is one of the five caribou from the now locally extinct south Selkirk and Purcell herds. (Photo by Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development)
Seven habitat and restoration projects will get $3 million over five years under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). (DFO)

Government pledges $3M to improve salmon stocks, restoration in B.C.

Seven projects will get $3M under joint federal/provincial program to reverse declines

Seven habitat and restoration projects will get $3 million over five years under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). (DFO)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)

‘I suspect we’ll appreciate each other much more when this ends’

Fraser-Nicola MLA talks about the COVID-19 pandemic and how her office is responding

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)
B.C. will not enforce advice to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but urges people to avoid all non-essential travel. (Black Press Media file photo)

Despite long-weekend travellers, B.C. has no plans to implement restrictions

Dr. Bonnie Henry continues urging non-essential travellers to stay home

B.C. will not enforce advice to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but urges people to avoid all non-essential travel. (Black Press Media file photo)
‘Please stay healthy and stay safe’

‘Please stay healthy and stay safe’

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart has a message for constituents at this difficult time

  • Apr 9, 2020
‘Please stay healthy and stay safe’
Victoria Report: Caring for your community through the COVID-19 pandemic

Victoria Report: Caring for your community through the COVID-19 pandemic

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart writes about the need to work together

  • Apr 1, 2020
Victoria Report: Caring for your community through the COVID-19 pandemic
Politicians and award recipients at the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards in 2019. (Province of B.C.)

Multiculturalism grants advance anti-racism across B.C.

Program provides $300,000 annually for projects that tackle racism while supporting systemic change

Politicians and award recipients at the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards in 2019. (Province of B.C.)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Victoria Report: Budget 2020 leaves little extra for residents of Fraser-Nicola

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart disappointed budget fails to address important regional issues

  • Mar 4, 2020
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Aaron, 16, and his parents in this undated photo. His mom, Sue Robins, has voiced concerns after an email from the Ministry of Child and Family Development included outdated terminology for those with disabilities. (Submitted by Sue Robins to Black Press Media)

B.C. mom’s complaint about ‘R word’ in children’s ministry email sparks review

In 2020, the ‘R’ word shouldn’t be used, Sue Robins says

Aaron, 16, and his parents in this undated photo. His mom, Sue Robins, has voiced concerns after an email from the Ministry of Child and Family Development included outdated terminology for those with disabilities. (Submitted by Sue Robins to Black Press Media)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Victoria Report: Fighting back against fire season

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart writes of the need for unity on climate issues

  • Feb 5, 2020
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says

Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says

Alex Gervais was placed in motel by ministry, not checked on by caregiver in 10 days prior to death

Foster-care system improved following Abbotsford teen’s 2015 suicide, province says
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart (second from l) with members of the Steelhead caucus during their tour of the region in fall 2019. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)

Steelhead caucus gave firsthand look at fisheries challenges

Fraser-Nicola MLA talks about Steelhead, seniors, health care, and more

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart (second from l) with members of the Steelhead caucus during their tour of the region in fall 2019. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)