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B.C. Premier John Horgan takes media questions Tuesday – Global News

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British Columbia is providing financial support to companies providing inter-city bus service and medical evacuations.

The one-time funding includes up to $10.7 million in grants for inter-city bus operators to help provide ‘essential transportation’. The province is also providing up to $16.5 million for regional airports to support operations between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022.

“While we can see light at the end of the tunnel, the pandemic is not over, and people and businesses still need help,” Premier John Horgan said.

“This funding will help operators recover from this challenging time and build back even stronger.”


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Inter-city bus operators like Wilson Transportation suspended service due to a drop off in revenues. CEO John Wilson says the company will be able to resume services once they receive the grant money they are applying for.

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The industry has experienced a significant decrease in ridership.

“Today is filled with a sense of overwhelming gratitude and relief for the inter-city ground transportation sector across the province, but more importantly for the members of our rural, remote and Indigenous communities that rely on these services,” Wilson said.

“With the announcement of this grant, I am pleased to say we will be looking at restarting services in the coming weeks to ensure Vancouver Island once again has the connectivity that so many members of our communities need.”

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Airports have also experienced a huge drop off in revenues due to a massive reduction in both business and holiday travel around B.C.

The industry raised concerns to government they would not be able to support and sustain fire suppression and essential medical evacuation services if there was no government financial support.

The money can be used by regional airports to maintain air terminals, runways and other operations for the essential movement of goods and people.

“Undeniably, aviation has been among the hardest hit sectors of the pandemic,” BC Aviation Council chair Heather Bell said.

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“We see it as a clear sign that our government understands the vital role our airports play in our transportation system and provincial economy.”


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The funding is in addition to previously announced support to reduce or waive fees for passenger transportation licenses, including those in the taxi industry from April 2020 to June 1, 2021.

Transportation companies have also benefited from more than $1 billion in joint funding with the federal government will allow TransLink, BC Transit and BC Ferries to maintain essential transportation service levels throughout the province and help ensure fares remain affordable as part of BC’s Restart Plan.

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Media Release – October 15, 2021 – Guelph Police – guelphpolice.ca

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Girl faces child porn charges over explicit images

A Guelph teenager faces child pornography charges after explicit photos and a video of her ex-boyfriend were shared on social media.

On Thursday the Guelph Police Service was contacted by a concerned mother indicating photos of her 14-year-old son had been posted online. Investigation revealed the boy’s former girlfriend sent the images and video to her current boyfriend, who posted them on a popular social media site.

Further investigation also revealed the girl had sent the images to the victim’s father as well.

A 14-year-old Guelph female is charged with possessing child pornography and two counts of distributing child pornography. She will appear in court in December. The investigation is ongoing.

Rail worker struck, female charged

A Guelph female was charged after a railway worker was struck by a vehicle while doing traffic control Thursday morning.

Approximately 7:15 a.m. the Guelph Police Service was called to the area of Alma Street North and Crimea Street.  Investigation revealed a worker was stopping traffic for an approaching train when he was struck. The worker was transported to hospital by Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service for treatment of a minor leg injury.

A 38-year-old Guelph female was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with careless driving.

Two downtown businesses entered

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after two downtown businesses had their glass doors smashed and items stolen this week.

Approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday, the owner of a business on Macdonell Street near Wyndham Street North called police after arriving at work to find the front door smashed. An undetermined amount of product was reported stolen.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Brad Townsend at 519-824-1212, ext. 7123, email him at btownsend@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

On Thursday morning, approximately 8:25 a.m., police received a call from a passerby reporting another business in the same area also had a smashed front glass door. Officers cleared the building but did not locate anyone inside. A cash register containing cash and three Samsung tablets were reported missing.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Brett Nymeyer at 519-824-1212, ext. 7227, email him at bnymeyer@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

Female arrested for break and enter

A female has been arrested in connection with two break and enters at west-end apartment buildings earlier this year.

On February 12, just before 1 a.m., a female gained entry to an apartment building in the area of Paisley Road and Elmira Road South. She was observed on surveillance video stealing various items including pottery and a table. She left the building but returned a short time later driving an SUV and was able to gain access to the parking garage of an adjacent building, where she stole power tools and other items from a vehicle.

She was eventually identified based on surveillance footage and was arrested Thursday.

A 37-year-old female of no fixed address is charged with break and enter and theft under $5,000. She will appear in a Guelph bail court November 2, 2021.

Total calls for service in the last 24 hours – 219

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A lot of candidates, a lot of social media – The Calgary Journal

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From workout photos to puppy pictures, take a look at what your Calgary mayoral candidates have posted on social media. Video by Emily Marsten and Taylor Charlebois.

On Monday, Calgarians will make their way to ballot boxes to cast their votes in the municipal election. The election marks a major shift for Calgary as it’s the first time in 11 years that Naheed Nenshi is not on the ballot.

The city is about to vote in a new leader and to help you keep up with all the candidates, we’ve curated their social media accounts into one place. From workout photos to puppy pictures, take a look at what Calgary’s mayoral candidates are posting online.


Ian Chiang 

Twitter: @ianchiang99295112

Instagram: @Ianchiang818

Facebook: Vote Ian Chiang for Mayor of Calgary 


Jan Damery

Twitter: @jandameryYYC

Instagram: @jandamery

Facebook: Jan Damery for Calgary Mayor


Jeff Davison

Twitter: @JeffDavisonYYC

Instagram: jeffdavisonyyc

Facebook: Jeff Davison for Mayor


Jeromy Farkas

Twitter: @JeromyYYC

Instagram: farkas4yyc

Facebook: Jeromy Farkas – Standing Up For Calgarians

TikTok: farkas4yyc


Brad Field

Twitter: @bradfieldyyc

Instagram: @bradfieldyyc

Facebook: Brad Field 


Emile Gabriel

Twitter: @Gabriel4Mayor

Facebook: Emile Gabriel for a New Mayor/Calgary – 2021


Jyoti Gondek

Twitter: @JyotiGondek

Instagram: @jyotigondek

Facebook: Jyoti Gondek for Mayor


Zac Hartley 

TikTok: zacformayor
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Dean Hopkins

Instagram: deanhopkins1dc

Facebook: Dean Hopkins for Calgary Mayor


Cory Lanterman:

Twitter: U E Cory Lanterman

Facebook: CORY for MAYOR


Zane Novak

Twitter: @zane4mayor

Instagram: @zane4mayor

Facebook: Zane4Mayor Calgary


Teddy Ogbonna

Twitter: @twittmenu

Instagram: @teddy4mayor2021_calgary

Facebook: Teddy4Mayor-YYC Volunteers


Sunny Singh

Twitter: SunnySinghForMAYOR YYC

Instagram: @SunnySinghBlaze

Facebook: Sunny Singh(Amarpal Singh)

TikTok: taegold79


Shaoli Wang 

Twitter: @ShaoliWang

Facebook: Shaoli Wang(Mayoral Candidate)


Grace Yan

Twitter: @VoteGraceYan

Instagram: @graceyanformayor

Facebook: Grace Yan Mayoral Candidate(Calgary Mayoral Candidate)


Zaheed Ali Khan

Twitter: @kyzee04 

Instagram: @zeeanemia


Will Vizor

Instagram: @willvizor


Adam Roberts

Youtube: Candidate Adam Roberts for Mayor of Calgary 2021

Platform - Adam Roberts for Mayor of Calgary Election 2021Platform - Adam Roberts for Mayor of Calgary Election 2021

Virginia Stone: 

Twitter: MyVirginiaStone

Instagram: v_unleashed


James Desautels

Facebook: James Desautels

Twitter: @desautels4mayor

Instagram: desautels 4 mayor


Mizanur Rhaman

Facebook: Mizanur Rahman


Also running:

  • Paul Michael Hallelujah
  • Randall Kaiser
  • Geoff Rainey
  • Kevin J. Johnson
  • Larry Heather
  • Stan the Man Waciak

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Media Advisory: Premier Furey, Minister Coady and Minister Haggie to Announce Mandatory Vaccination Policy – News Releases – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Deputy Premier and President of Treasury Board, and the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will announce the province’s mandatory vaccination policy today (Friday, October 15) at 1:00 p.m. at the Media Centre, East Block, Confederation Building.

The event will be live-streamed on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. Media covering the announcement will have the opportunity to join in person in the media centre or by teleconference. Media planning to attend this event should register with Jillian Hood (jillianhood@gov.nl.ca) by 11:00 a.m.

Technical Briefing

Prior to the event, a technical briefing for media will be held at 12:00 p.m.

Media attending the briefing will have the opportunity to join in person in the media centre or by teleconference. Media who wish to participate in the technical briefing should RSVP to Jillian Hood (jillianhood@gov.nl.ca), who will provide the details and the required information.

Media must join the teleconference at 11:45 a.m. (NST) to be included on the call. For sound quality purposes, registered media are asked to use a land line if at all possible.

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Media contacts
Meghan McCabe
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
meghanmccabe@gov.nl.ca

Victoria Barbour
Treasury Board Secretariat
709-729-4087
victoriabarbour@gov.nl.ca

Lesley Clarke
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-2910
lesleyclarke@gov.nl.ca

2021 10 15
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