Zoom Training: Deep Organizing Outreach – Multiple Platforms

This Zoom training workshop, given by the Canadian Labour Congress, will focus on deep organizing outreach using cutting-edge tools for social media, texting, and phoning. This session will be presented in French only.  Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Zoom Training: Pandemic Telephone Campaigning – CallHub. Part 2

This is the second of two Zoom training workshops on Pandemic Telephone Campaigning with CallHub given by the Canadian Labour Congress. The first, held April 20, focused on real experiences from experts in Canada and the United States. This second session (to be held April 28) will include hands-on training with different digital tools. This session will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.  Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Zoom Training: Pandemic Telephone Campaigning – CallHub. Part 1

Two Zoom training workshops on Pandemic Telephone Campaigning with CallHub will be given by the Canadian Labour Congress.  The first (to be held April 20) will focus on real experiences from experts in Canada and the United States. The second session (to be held April 28) will include hands-on training with different digital tools. This session will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.  Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Digital Organizing for Social Change – ACTION HOUR

This is a hands-on Zoom workshop for activists who want to learn about peer-to-peer organizing via text, given by Laurie Antonin, Digital Strategist for the Canadian Labour Congress. Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Tender Issued for Trans-Canada Highway Four-laning Project

More work will get underway this spring through Chase on the next phase of the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) four-laning, a project that is increasing safety, reliability and efficiency for people living and travelling in the region.

The tender has been issued for the Chase Creek West to Chase Creek Bridge section. This project will widen 1.6 kilometres of the highway from two to four lanes, add a grade-separated interchange at Brooke Drive and extend improvements on Brooke Drive to Shuswap Avenue. Construction on this segment will begin later this spring and is anticipated to be complete in fall 2023.

“This project also creates good local jobs and supports an important trade corridor, which will help Canadian businesses and boost the economy,” said the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “It’s great to see advances in this four-laning project near Chase as part of B.C.’s larger initiative to improve traffic flow and safety on Highway 1 from Kamloops to the Alberta border.”

Work is already well underway on the Chase Creek Road to Chase West section, which will also reduce traffic congestion and improve safety in the region. It includes upgrades to highway intersections and frontage roads, along with construction of a pedestrian underpass and multi-use pathway.

“Improving this section of the Trans-Canada Highway by four-laning will increase the safety, reliability and capacity of the highway and will benefit everyone who travels this busy route, including commercial truck drivers,” said Rob Fleming, B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “We’ve also included walking and cycling paths to create a more livable and sustainable community that provides long-term benefits to people’s health and well-being.”

This project is being delivered through the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). The CBA is designed to maximize opportunities to develop and grow the skilled labour workforce in the province.

The CBA prioritizes hiring and rehiring local workers, Indigenous peoples, women, people with disabilities and members of other under-represented groups who are qualified to do the work in a safe, respectful environment. It increases opportunities for apprentices to work on site and gain the experience they need to move toward completing their certification. British Columbia Infrastructure Benefits is responsible for implementing the CBA for the project and will be the employer for the skilled trades workforce on the project.

The total budget for the Chase four-laning project is $260.3 million. This includes up to $12.1 million from the Government of Canada under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund.

During construction, every effort will be made to minimize disruption to local traffic. Updates will be provided via: www.DriveBC.ca

Provincial construction sites have protocols and policies in place following the requirements of the provincial health officer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include physical distancing and other protocols to ensure worker and public safety.

Learn More:

Highway 1 four-laning program: http://www.bchwy1.ca

Job opportunities for the Chase four-laning project: https://www.bcib.ca/

For more information on federal infrastructure funding, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca

For the most up-to-date highway travel information, visit: www.DriveBC.ca
Or @DriveBC on Twitter.

For travel restrictions and precautions due to COVID-19, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/drivingandcycling/travellerinformation/travel-affected-by-covid-19

Young New Democrats Convention

We invite you to join Young New Democrats from across the country at our 2021 Virtual NDP Youth Convention on March 20, 2021!

If you are under 26 years of age and a member in good standing of Canada’s NDP you are automatically a member of Canada’s Young New Democrats and eligible to register for our Convention.

If you are interested and available, please contact the President of your Constituency Association (see below) for further details.

Ontario On-line Campaign School

The Ontario NDP campaign school starts March 1 and continues to March 4. There are two classes a day (see https://www.ontariondp.ca/campaign-school-2021 for a complete schedule). Monday’s sessions start at 3:00 pm PST and 4:30 pm PST.  Classes start at 3:00 pm PST and 5:00 pm PST on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. There are sessions on digital campaigning, voter contact, staying on message, and fundraising!
All of the trainings are public facing and anyone can participate.
Questions? Contact:
Danika Skye Hammond (She/Her)
BC Regional Organizer 
(778) 879 – 5844 / danika.hammond@ndp.ca 
Living and working on the traditional, unceded territory of the Sinixt Nation. 

Connecting British Columbia Program

The high cost of providing infrastructure for residents in and around rural and remote communities in B.C. has been identified by municipal governments, First Nations, Regional Districts, regional Internet service providers, and community advocates as one of the key barriers to expanding internet services.

The Connecting British Columbia program helps pay for infrastructure required to deliver high-speed internet connectivity to rural and remote areas of the province.

Over 500 rural and Indigenous communities will benefit from investments made through the Connecting British Columbia program. Locally, these include:

Cariboo Region

  • 100 Mile House
  • 105 Mile House
  • 122 Mile House
  • 93 Mile
  • Bridge Lake
  • Canim Lake
  • Deka Lake
  • Forest Grove
  • Gateway
  • Interlakes
  • Lac la Hache
  • Lone Butte
  • Roe Lake
  • Tatton

Thompson—Okanagan Region

  • 70 Mile House
  • Boston Flats
  • Clinton
  • Savona
  • Copper Creek
  • Lac Le Jeune
  • Little Fort
  • Walhachin
  • Green Lake