Teachers, osprey nest, and workfare
Bill 22 means it's now illegal for teachers to go on strike. But the problems at the root of the dispute are far from solved. The BC Teachers Federation have decided their next move is to withdraw work on extracurricular activities.Tara Ehrcke, president of the Greater Victoria Teachers' Association, explains.
Until recently, a Telus cell phone tower in Colwood was host to an osprey nest. The company has now relocated the nest for the good of both the birds and technicians. Shawn Hall, spokesperson for Telus, fills us in.
The provincial is considering flying people on welfare up to labour-hungry Northern BC. It's still just an idea, but Jobs Minister Pat Bell suggested the government would consider paying the airfare, and in some cases the accomodation and training costs, to help people on social assistance get jobs in the Peace District. Leanne McArthur, owner of McEnna Staffing Resources in Fort St. John, describes the job market in the north.