B.C. IN BRIEF
Province moves toward universal child care
VICTORIA (CP) — Child care in British Columbia will soon cost as little as $200 a month for some parents in the province.
Children’s Minister Katrine Conroy says the $10-a-day plan is a prototype and will start at 53 day cares around B.C. She says in a statement the project
looks to become a model for the New Democrat government’s 10-year plan for affordable, quality child care. The $60 million project is part of the Early Learning and Child Care Agreement the province has with the federal government and will benefit about 2,500 children.
Fish-kill results in fine
SURREY (CP) — An ice-making company in Surrey has been fined $350,000 after an ammonia solution purged from its equipment ended up in the city’s storm
sewer system that flows into a creek where fish were killed. Environment and Climate Change Canada says it received a report in April 2014 about dead fish in a creek near the Golden Ears Bridge and two enforcement officers with the department conducted an investigation.
It says water samples taken near the Arctic Glacier Canada Inc. facility and the sewer system were found to be harmful to fish.
The company has pleaded guilty in court to violating the Fisheries Act.