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09/18/2014 - 08:00
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today issued a report card that assesses the implementation of the wireless code by wireless services providers.
09/18/2014 - 07:50
On September 30, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques will go head to head in a thrilling space race around Toronto. Each astronaut will be accompanied by a team of "tweeps" as they visit key space organizations and universities around the city to solve riddles, navigate through obstacle courses and space-themed challenges. Lasers and robots will be part of the fun!
09/18/2014 - 07:16
The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will participate in the fourth annual Change for the Better CEO Sleepout, organized by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. This event aims to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness. Minister Bergen will deliver remarks at 8:30 pm.
09/18/2014 - 06:33
General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce additions to this year's list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) senior appointments, promotions and retirements

EI Premium relief announced for small businesses


Chilliwack- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is applauding an announcement by Finance Minister Joe Oliver of a new Small Business Job Credit which will effectively lower Employment Insurance (EI) premiums for small businesses.

"The Small Business Job Credit will provide tax relief to help small businesses in a time of continued global economic uncertainty," said Strahl. "It will allow them to save money on payroll taxes and hopefully hire more employees."

The Government of Canada Invests In Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Project In Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon


Chilliwack, B.C.

Member of Parliament Mark Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon), on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide up to $124,000 to the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition to conserve valuable fish habitat in the Chilliwack and Vedder rivers.

MP Mark Strahl hosts suicide prevention roundtable


Chilliwack- A suicide prevention round table discussion was hosted today by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl at the Coast Hotel as part of the 308 Conversation Initiative launched by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).

"Suicide has enormous impact on our society. We need to talk about this issue if we are going to learn how we can help those who are suffering," said Strahl.

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