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Dear Neighbour,
People in BC care deeply about the environment, and here in North Vancouver, I’ve heard from countless people who want to ensure a cleaner, brighter future for their children and grandchildren. Our government understands how important this is and since 2017, we’ve been taking action to build a more sustainable future for BC. 

I am happy to share that this week we announced another big step that we are taking - the Province is investing $10 million to keep plastic pollution out of our lands and waterways. As part of Budget 2022, this will fund projects that will reduce the use of new plastic, expand reuse of plastics, and increase the use of post-consumer recycled plastic. Learn more here.

This work builds on other efforts we are taking, including supporting municipal bans on single-use plastics, expanding producer-funded recycling programs, and funding the largest shoreline cleanup of ocean plastics in provincial history through the Clean Coast, Clean Waters initiative. Keeping our environment clean benefits all of us now and our future generations. It is the right thing to do. 

New Supports for Family Doctors

Family doctors are the cornerstone of our healthcare. I am proud that our government has announced an additional $118 million in funding to help clinics and family doctors with the rising costs of maintaining their practices.

Funding will be available for family practice doctors starting October 1, 2022, and will continue till January 31, 2023. We will continue to work to find solutions that work in the long-term for GPs and for British Columbians. This funding is an interim measure until more long term policies are announced, so stay tuned for more!

Grants will be available to:

  • Family doctors providing longitudinal, full-service family medicine and who are responsible for paying business costs from their current compensation; and,
  • Clinics providing primary care services, including walk-in clinics, and whose physicians are responsible for paying business costs to the clinic. The clinic applies on behalf of the clinic and all the physicians working at the clinic.
Learn more about this additional funding here

Bursary improves access to practical nursing program for health-care assistants

The Province is providing a new $3-million bursary fund for health-care assistants registered in an access to practical nursing (APN) program at a qualifying public post-secondary institution. The  bursaries will be available till May 31, 2024.

Each eligible health-care assistant will receive $10,000 to cover the cost of the program, including tuition and fee costs. Participants will be required to sign a 12-month return-of-service agreement, committing to work in the health-care system following graduation from the program.

More information about this program is available here
Earlier in the month I stopped by the Deep Cove Heritage Society to congratulate them on their recent gaming grant and talk to them about their society. It was a fun little visit, and we got to visit the theatre, and enjoy the Children of Takaya show at the Seymour Art Gallery (running till  September 10, 2022) and meet a sweet little dog. 

Have your say:

Supports for youth transitioning out of government care

Aging out of government care can be stressful for some and terrifying for others. This is why our government is bringing in new supports and services for youth in care to help them to successfully transition into adulthood. Changes such as rental supplements, health care and dental care, life skills training will be implemented to help young people coming out of government care. We want everyone to achieve their full potential. 

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is wanting to hear your feedback and concerns about these proposed changes, and how best to provide them. To find out more about the changes and to provide your input, click here. The engagement is open till September 12, 2022, at 4:00 PM.

There are additional engagements open that allow you to share you ideas and concerns to the Province. Find out what ones are open by going to the govTogetherBC website

Ukrainian Flag Raising ceremony

I was honoured to attend the Ukrainian flag raising ceremony at North Vancouver's City Hall on August 24th, to mark Ukraine's Independence Day. It has been a devastating 6 months for the people of Ukraine. My heart goes out to them. 
As always, if you have questions or need any assistance with provincial supports, have questions about any provincial issue, or just want to buy a box of girl guide cookies, please reach out. My office can be contacted at 604-983-9859 or by emailing us at, or by stopping by. We look forward to assisting you. 

Take care,

The BC Medal of Good Citizenship is an additional form of recognition bestowed by the Province, second only to the Order of British Columbia. If you know a person that you think has gone above and beyond for our community, consider nominating them for this award. Additional information is available on their website

Labour Day at Trout Lake Park, Vancouver

September 05, 2022, at Trout Lake Park in Vancouver
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
It is free and has a bouncy castle. What more can we ask for?
More info is available on the VDLC website

Deep Cove Heritage Society's Annual Theatre Fundraiser!

Wednesday, September 7th
Check it out on their website!

The First Impressions Theatre will be presenting Ring of Fire from September 8th till the 24th and tickets to those showings can be found here

Eat local!

Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market

123 Carrie Cates Court
every Saturday from 10 AM till 3 PM until October 29, 2022

Loutet Farm Community Market

1400 Rufus Ave
every Wednesday from 2 PM till 4 PM, and every Saturday from 10 AM till 2 PM until October 29, 2022

Kids and teens will have free admission to the Vancouver Art Gallery!

Anyone 18 or younger can visit the Vancouver Art Gallery for free till it moves into its new building scheduled to open in 2027. There is an exhibit called Kids Take Over that runs until September 11th, so not only do kids take over, but they do so for free at the Art Gallery!

Office Hours

Our office is open from 10 till 5 PM on Monday and Friday, and from 9 AM till 5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The office is closed for lunch from noon till 1 PM.

Due to the nature of our work, sometimes we may be closed for meetings, or we may be out of office to attend events, so it is best to call ahead. Our phone number is
604 983 9859

We are located at 217 - 1233 Lynn Valley Road, (the same complex at the Lynn Valley library) and we are located above the Vancity Credit Union. 

I gratefully acknowledge the opportunity to

and learn

on the unceded territories of the
sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish)
sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh)

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