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Gold Trail recycling contract, health-care workers strike mandate and daycare funding


Green by Nature awarded a contract to Gold Trail Recycling of 100 Mile House for post-collection of the Packaging and Printed Paper Recycling Program.

Currently, Gold Trail Recycling has a contract with the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) for the recyclables at the Lac la Hache Transfer Station. Now, it will receive all the recyclables from the curbside programs at the 108 Mile Ranch and 100 Mile House, as well as the CRD’s transfer stations offering recycling.



British Columbia health-care workers delivered an overwhelming strike mandate to back their negotiating team’s bid to secure a collective agreement with the province.

Members of the 11 unions voted 96 per cent in favour of strike action over a month of balloting. Their key issues at the bargaining table are employment security, protection of benefits and improved health and safety provisions. The Facilities Bargaining Association is also seeking changes to the ambulance service to improve paramedics’ abilities to provide patient care.



Child-care providers in B.C. may apply for a total of $14.8 million in major capital funding to create new licensed child-care spaces for BC children.

Non-profit child-care providers can apply for up to $500,000, and private child-care facilities can apply for up to $250,000. Funding can be used to build, renovate, develop a site or buy equipment and furnishings to support new child-care spaces.

The current intake deadline is June 30. Get more information or apply online at


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