CRIMINAL E.I. CHANGES
Changes have been made to the Employment Insurance Act so convicted criminals will no longer be entitled to receive Employment Insurance benefits while incarcerated.
Also, they can no longer benefit from previous extensions to qualifying and/or benefit periods for each week they are confined in an institution.
Extension provisions will continue for individuals found not guilty of the charges, but they must first await the outcome of their judicial proceedings.
The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) recently recognized the 35th Service Anniversary of Chief Administrative Officer Janis Bell. To celebrate the occasion, CRD chair Al Richmond and the board of directors presented the CAO with a bouquet of flowers during the July 12 board meeting in honour of her 35 years of service to the regional district.
Non-profit organizations providing programs or services of benefit to the overall community may apply for up to $100,000 per year in BC Community Gaming Grants. The program provides funding for delivery of ongoing community programs. Current intake periods (July 1-Aug. 31) include project categories of Environment and Public Safety. For more information, visit www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/community-gaming.htm.