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MLA Rice Welcomes Community Paramedicine Program

For Immediate Release April 27, 2016 Prince Rupert – NDP MLA for North Coast, Jennifer Rice, welcomes today’s announcement of the launch of the community paramedicine program for 73 rural communities across the province. Along with paramedics and BC Emergency …

MLA Rice leads provincial health tour

| April 20, 2016 | Kevin Campbell | The Northern View | While the big crunch on Canadian health care in the coming years may be the baby boomers reaching retirement age or older, it’s maternal health that shouldn’t be …

Next stop on Maternity Matters Tour: Bella Bella

Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast will be embarking on a province wide Maternity Matters Tour. The tour aims at learning about the challenges that mothers-to-be face in accessing maternity care in rural and/or remote communities. What challenges are there …

LNG is possible on the North Coast: Rice

April 13, 2016 | Kevin Campbell | The Northern View With reports that the B.C. NDP party had sent a letter to federal regulators rejecting the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal on Lelu Island, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice responded …

BCTF urges province to test school water for lead

April 7, 2016 | Tracy Sherlock | Vancouver Sun The B.C. Teachers’ Federation is urging the provincial government to ensure schools have safe drinking water. There is concern about lead in school drinking water — a teacher in Kitimat had water tested …

NDP MLA on rural healthcare fact-finding tour

April 5, 2016 | Barbara Roden | Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal | MLA Jennifer Rice (NDP; North Coast) is on a fact-finding mission to rural communities in B.C., to listen to parents, advocates, and service providers talk about access to …

Province-wide Tour: Maternity Matters

Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast will be embarking on a province wide Maternity Matters Tour. The tour aims at learning about the challenges that mothers-to-be face in accessing maternity care in rural and/or remote communities. What challenges are there …

Local MLA calls for premier apology

February 26, 2016 | Andrew Hudson | Haida Gwaii Observer North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice is demanding an apology after B.C. Premier Christy Clark called local LNG opponents a “rag-tag group” and “forces of ‘no’.” “This was hardly a ‘rag-tag’ …