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.
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.”
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.
“We see it as a clear sign that our government understands the vital role our airports play in our transportation system and provincial economy.”
Canada providing nearly $15 billion for public transit projects cross-country
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, 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
A lot of candidates, a lot of social media – The Calgary Journal
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.
Facebook: Vote Ian Chiang for Mayor of Calgary
Facebook: Jan Damery for Calgary Mayor
Facebook: Jeff Davison for Mayor
Facebook: Jeromy Farkas – Standing Up For Calgarians &
Facebook: Brad Field
Facebook: Jyoti Gondek for Mayor
Facebook: Dean Hopkins for Calgary Mayor
Twitter: U E Cory Lanterman
Facebook: CORY for MAYOR
Facebook: Zane4Mayor Calgary
Facebook: Teddy4Mayor-YYC Volunteers
Twitter: SunnySinghForMAYOR YYC
Facebook: Sunny Singh(Amarpal Singh)
Facebook: Shaoli Wang(Mayoral Candidate)
Zaheed Ali Khan
Facebook: James Desautels
Instagram: desautels 4 mayor
Facebook: Mizanur Rahman
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- Randall Kaiser
- Geoff Rainey
- Kevin J. Johnson
- Larry Heather
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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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11:00 a.m.
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 (email@example.com), 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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