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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’ …

Lead worries prompt more tests of water in schools

February 25, 2016 | Lindsay Kines | Times Colonist | The Northern Health Authority will be helping school districts test the drinking water in four other northwest communities following the discovery of elevated lead levels at schools in Prince Rupert, …