B.C. IN BRIEF

The Prince George Citizen - - Local -

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.

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