It’s time to have some fun with a little Friday Sing-Along special just for those of us in British Columbia.
Over on Vancouver Island
Our MLAs are working at the Legislature
Can't you hear the wind a blowin’
It starts up early in the morn
The Sergeant at Arms is callin’
Get ready to blow your horn
Horgan won't you blow your ho-o-o-orn
Horgan won't you blow, Horgan won't you blow
Horgan won't you blow your horn
Provinces funds free activities in
celebration of BC Family Day ... invested
more funding this year, so that everyone has the opportunity to take part in
free community activities with their loved ones.
ME NOW: Whatever did we do before the largesse, generosity, and benevolence of our generous government? Oh right – they weren’t gouging every penny they could find from our clenched fingers. We actually did for ourselves through community fundraising that didn’t require union paid government staff to sort, manage, and administer this money, after which a much smaller portion got to the public.
... Surrey families will soon have access to over 150 new licensed child care spaces thanks to a $1.25-million investment through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. “Surrey is one of the fastest-growing cities in the province, and there are not enough child care spaces to keep up with demand”
... BC families now have access to 426 new licensed in-home child care spaces that have been created through the Province’s new Childcare BC Start-Up Grant Program. These licensed spaces are in addition to the 1,600 spaces that have been created up to now through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund ...
... BC government is providing the Langley School District with $8.3 million to purchase the property for a future K-5 elementary school.
ME NOW: I think most parents would be more interested in hearing that shovels are going in the ground, and hearing what the actual opening date will be.
... redevelopment project to provide 331 new and affordable homes in Burnaby ... the Edmonds Town Centre neighbourhood in the 1970s, Hall Towers is home to 342 people
ME NOW: For all intensive purposes, it appears the government is simply updating and renovating existing affordable housing stock
On February 1st alone, the BC Government news department generated six separate releases to tell us about, “Better supports for seniors in __ insert community name __ with age-friendly grants”. And, heaven help us if any more announcements (dozens already in the past few months) get churned out from the communications department to tell us about new child-care spaces.