NORTH VANCOUVER – As part of its ongoing School Seismic Mitigation Program, the B.C. government has committed more than $584 million to address the next round of structural upgrades in schools across the province. Funding will be spread over three years, and will target 45 high-priority projects, including two projects in School District 44. They are: Windsor Secondary – Fiscal 2013/2014 Handsworth Secondary – Fiscal 2015/16 First launched in 2004, the School Seismic Mitigation Program is backed by leading B.C.
NORTH VANCOUVER – Today, North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite released the following statement on National Dietitians Day: “Today, on National Dietitians Day, I would like to recognize the important role that Registered Dietitians play in British Columbia. As a former dietitian for 22 years, I know that dietitians promote healthy families by raising awareness about nutrition and helping families make better choices at the dinner table. “Dietitians work in a wide variety of settings, including health departments, hospitals, health and
NORTH SHORE – Local governments on the North Shore are receiving over $416,000 in Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) grants through the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program. Communities receiving funding are: North Vancouver-City $118,254 North Vancouver- District $159,584 West Vancouver $139,035 Why this matters: The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program directly assists eligible municipalities that pay police enforcement costs. The grants come from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and the amount of money a municipality receives is based
VICTORIA – North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite has introduced a Private Member’s Bill that will target puppy and kitty mills while protecting legitimate breeders and future pet owners. The bill, Standards of Care for Breeders of Companion Animals, is intended to outline specific requirements for dog and cat breeders in B.C. to ensure the welfare of their animals. Quotes: “I want to commend my colleague, the member for North Vancouver-Seymour, for bringing forward this Private Member’s Bill. This bill is
NORTH VANCOUVER – MLAs Jane Thornthwaite, Naomi Yamamoto, and Ralph Sultan visited the North Shore Neighbourhood House to announce the latest batches of Community Gaming Grants to 12 North Shore community organizations. These grants together total $745,000, including a $147,500 grant for North Shore Neighbourhood House. Organizations receiving grants: Lions Club of North Vancouver Host – $36,000 North Shore Schizophrenia Society – $39,500 The Cinderella Project Society – $20,000 North Shore Crisis Services Society – $20,000 North Shore Connexions Society
By: Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour Naomi Yamamoto, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale Ralph Sultan, MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano Affordable housing continues to be a serious issue for many families, single persons, and seniors on the North Shore. We believe citizen engagement is highly important and constant feedback allows our government to respond effectively. So, we appreciate the February 3rd article “DNV Debates Affordable Rent;” however, some of the comments made in the article are incorrect. The provincial government has