August 3 Community Briefs

B.C. labour market outlook report, Canada-wide bee photos needed

B.C. labour market outlook report

The fifth edition of the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook (Outlook) is now available on

The Outlook provides the most current data available on the kinds of jobs and skills that will be in demand throughout B.C. between now and 2025. The new report also provides detail on projected job openings in key occupations and industries by region, an updated list of top-opportunity occupations, and the top 10 competencies required for various jobs now and in the future.

The report highlights show stable economic growth in the province. Employment has continued on an upward trend and is now at record highs of over 2.3 million. Employment growth is projected to be 1.2%, consistent with forecasts from the Ministry of Finance and BC Stats.


Bee shots needed

Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on residents of Vanderhoof to join the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count and help scientists learn more about these important pollinators. All it takes is a simple snap of a picture of bumble bees you see in your garden, park or campsite and upload to

Bumble Bee Watch, created by scientists from the Xerces Society, York University and Wildlife Preservation Canada, is an ambitious citizen-science project that asks people to take pictures of bumble bees when they see them, note their location and upload them online, where they will be verified by a team of researchers.  For our Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count, we want to help Bumble Bee Watch’s researchers by seeing how many bumble bees we can find across Canada from now until August 15!