Premier funds her friends’ 20$ M centre, while families, kids denied autism services

The provincial government today announced a $20 million government grant to help cover construction costs for a proposed private facilty in East Vancouver that will house autism service providers. Today’s announcement confirms a personal commitment that former Premier Gordon Campbell made in a private meeting with hotelier Sergia Cocchia shortly before the February 2008 Throne …

MOMS want your feedback: Is the CLBC action plan working for you?

It’s been 6 months since the Minister launched a series of internal reviews of CLBC and more than 3 months since the Premier announced $40 million in new funding and an action plan to resolve the crisis in community living. The announcement followed a 2-year campaign by MOMS and other community partners to draw attention …

Times Colonist named for prestigious national award for CLBC Reporting

The Victoria Times Colonist is one of six national finalists for this year’s prestigious Governor General’s Michener Award for Community Service Journalism.  The nomination, announced today, was for the newspaper’s coverage of the crisis in BC’s community living sector, which was first exposed by Times Colonist reporter Lindsay Kines almost two years ago. Here’s how the Michener Awards Foundation …