News Clippings – June 16 | Funding for youth mental health services, child care crisis, and homelessness, disability pride & more!
1. A fundraising event in Kelowna brought in $42,500 for Foundry Kelowna bringing the youth and mental health services hub one step closer to opening its doors.
2. A Sunshine Coast woman has created a podcast to highlight BC\’s child care crisis and hopes the voices of mothers struggling to find adequate child care will bring more attention to solving the problem.
3. The YMCA of Northern BC is offering free summer memberships to young people after recognizing that Canadian teens are not getting enough exercise.
4. According to the WHO, 1 in 10 older adults has experienced some form of abuse in the last month but there are also simple ways to protect BC\’s senior citizens who are at an increased risk of abuse as they age.
5. June is National Stroke Awareness Month and the BC Ambulance Service has partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to raise awareness of the signs of a stroke with new F.A.S.T. informational decals pasted onto the exterior of ambulances.
6. The North Peace Seniors Housing Society is working on adding a fifth building to their network amid a heavy need for seniors housing in Fort St. John.
7. Vancouver\’s latest tent city has received a new trespass notice one month after the city had an injunction application denied by the courts in an attempt to evict the campers.
8. Yesterday, a colourful stream of thousands of people with and without disabilities celebrated their way down a Richmond street, in British Columbia\’s first-ever disability pride march.
9. The BC Liberals confirmed Thursday that one of their MLAs will serve as Speaker once the legislature returns June 22 but says the speaker won’t \”prop up\” an NDP-Green alliance.
10. BC’s Liberal Party is warning that instability in a minority legislature (where the NDP and Greens plan to bring down the government in the coming weeks) could quickly lead to yet another election.