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Local non-profits get gaming grants

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first_imgListed below are the Non-Profit Organizations in Fort St. John and the amount of money they will receive through the grants.North Peace Ride for the Disabled: Additional 3 month funding of $1,250.00Fort St. John Literacy Society: Additional 3 month funding of $1,313.00Order of the Eastern Star-Alcan Chpt #91: Additional funding of $1,457.00Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #288: Additional funding of $1,604.00North Peace Mental Health Society: Additional funding of $3,750.00Fort St. John Assoc. for Community Living: Additional funding of $4,750.00Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society: Additional funding of $5,000.00Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Fort St. John: Additional funding of $6,750.00Totem Nursery Preschool Society: Child Care programs of $7,312.00Child Dev. Centre Society of Fort St. John and District: Additional funding of $8,125.00North Peace Cultural Society: Additional funding $8,250.00North Peace Out-of-School Child Care Society: Child Care Programs $22,500.00 Non-profit organizations in Fort St. John have received funding from community gaming grants, totaling almost $80,000.The grants will go to support 13 human and social service community organizations within the city and is part of a $33 million payment to thousands of non-profit organizations around the province. According to the B.C. Government, the province continually looks for ways to support families within B.C. and the human social sector. This includes the distribution of unallocated funds where they are needed most. – Advertisement -According to Communications Officer Ryan Shotton, these “bonus” grants, awarded from unallocated funds, help provide these organizations with extra funding in between regularly scheduled grants, which usually are granted twice a year. Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm, says “the people of Fort St. John depends on the services provided by these groups. This funding will help these organizations continue to deliver valuable programs in the community. Along with the gaming grants, daycares will receive $2 million from unallocated funds, bringing their grants for this year up to the same level received last year. Advertisementlast_img read more

Vancouver police take suicidal man into custody

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first_imgVancouver police took a man who was reportedly suicidal into custody Tuesday morning.Officers responded to the North Image neighborhood near Northeast Fourth Plain Road just after 11 a.m., according to emergency dispatch logs.A man was reportedly threatening suicide and told others he had a weapon, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said. A Bearcat armored vehicle was also taken to the scene.Patrol officers with tactical SWAT training were called to the scene in addition to patrol officers. They took the man into custody without incident.Ambulance crews came in to see if the man needed any medical treatment, Kapp said. His name was not released.last_img