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Tsunami Awareness Week

Last January’s tsunami warning was a wake up call for coastal communities in British Columbia. Emergency preparation gets put on a to-do list, but never checked off as done. That’s why, each year, during Tsunami Preparedness Week, which runs April …

Province makes historic investment in rural internet service

Reliable and affordable high-speed internet provides British Columbians in rural communities with better opportunities to learn, do business, access services and stay connected. Our government is working to connect all British Columbians regardless of where they live. Follow the link …

Real Opportunities for Indigenous Communities

The other day, I spoke to the private member’s motion: Be it resolved that this House support real opportunity for Indigenous communities in British Columbia Our government has recognized that providing opportunities for Indigenous people must go beyond merely supporting …

Paying tribute to Wild William Wesley

The All Native Basketball Tournament wrapped up last week and what a time to celebrate former ANBT competitor, current CFNR Network broadcaster and newest addition to the ANBT Hall of Fame, Wild William Wesley!

I voted for Proportional Representation

Today I voted for proportional representation. My first pick is rural – urban (RUP) followed by mixed member (MMP) and then Dual member proportional (DMP). No matter which form of proportional representation you choose, you’ll always have a local MLA. …

#TBT Youth In Care

#TBT In February 2013 the Minister of Children and Families pledged that she would “strengthen safe living options and life skills education for youth in care who are transitioning into adulthood.” A month later Paige was forced out of her …

#TBT Where’s the Bus?!

#TBT May 2014. “Where’s the bus?” Despite former Attorney General Wally Oppal QC, stating the need for a bus along the Highway of Tears was clear and the support for these services was “so broad and undisputed that no debate …

45th Annual Filipino Night in Prince Rupert

  In 1973, a handful of new and thoughtful Filipino Immigrants formed the Filipino Canadian Association of Prince Rupert. I rose in the Legislature to celebrate 45 years of friendship, fundraising and family. I look forward to attending the 45th …

Great BC Shakeout in the Legislature

Members of the Legislative Assembly participated in this year’s Great BC Shakeout. At 10:18am we dropped, covered and held on and then evacuated the Legislature. Fun Fact: The ceremonial mace is also evacuated in the event of an emergency. Thank …