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This section features stories related to our strategic priorities and local news relevant to the Tri-Cities on immigrant inclusion.

Prizes are waiting for Coquitlam teens during Youth Week 2024

Coquitlam teens can now sign up for free fun — and have chances to win prizes — during this year’s BC Youth Week, May 1 to 7. Students ages 11 to 18 can kick off the special week with a scavenger hunt, sending individual and group participants around the city to snap selfies and discover […]


Eight tiny love stories sought for Port Coquitlam pathway

Port Coquitlam writers who have a great — but tiny — love story to tell can see their chronicle unfold along a downtown public path. The city, in partnership with the Terry Fox Library, is inviting scribes of all ages to enter the Tiny Love Stories contest as part of the 101st May Days celebrations. And the eight […]


Apprenticeship programs target women, newcomers in B.C. construction

Modernizing B.C.’s skilled trades training and apprenticeship programs may be able to help broaden and diversify the construction industry’s talent pool. Doing so is critical for the industry, which is being squeezed by a labour shortage that is expected to intensify. While programs exist to connect new workers with employers, there remain barriers to the […]


B.C. introduces anti-racism legislation, promises to hold public bodies accountable

The B.C. government introduced legislation Thursday that’s designed to hold public bodies accountable for addressing systemic racism in policy and programs, the province’s attorney general said. Niki Sharma said the proposed law would cover provincial ministries, agencies, health-care and social service providers, and require the development of a public action plan using data the government […]