July 13 Community Briefs

Summer sturgeon facility tours, BC SPCA wildlife photography contest, funding for B.C. artists professional development and touring,

Summer sturgeon facility tour

Drop-in tours of the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre are now available every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 2 p.m., as well as Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. More information can be found on http://www.nechakowhitesturgeon.org/


BC SPCA wildlife photography contest

The BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest is now open for entries from all amateur photographers at least 14 years of age until Sept. 30. All photos of wildlife entered must be taken within B.C. and submitted digitally.

Prizes are awarded under two categories: Wild Settings and Backyard Habitats.

More information can be found on spca.bc.ca/wildlife-in-focus.


Funding for B.C. artists professional development and touring

B.C. artists and arts organizations have until Aug. 1 to apply for professional development or touring funding offered by the British Columbia Arts Council.

For the Professional Development Project, eligible disciplines include creative writing, dance, media arts, museology and conservation, music, publishing, theatre, visual arts and multi-disciplinary practice. Full details are  found on http://ow.ly/Sper301UBta

For B.C. artists touring outside the province, funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of major national or international cultural events, or that take advantage of significant market or audience development, or touring opportunities. Full details are found on http://ow.ly/TbPi301UBUd


WorkSafeBC: homeowners to check contractors’ insurance

Richmond, B.C. – WorkSafeBC encourages homeowners to check that any contractor hired is registered for workers’ compensation coverage in the event of an injury while working on the homeowner’s premises. With the start of summer, many home or condominium owners take advantage of warm weather to embark on renovations, whether it’s fixing a deck, replacing a roof, landscaping a yard or something more extensive.

Homeowners can request clearance letters online for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including on mobile, by filling out the clearance letter application form on www.worksafebc.com. The letter indicates whether the contractor is up-to-date in paying their insurance premiums; that being said, the letter does not rate the contractor’s health and safety record and does not recommend or endorse the quality of work of the contractor.

WorkSafeBC Clearance Letter Service Centre: 604 244 6380 or toll free: 1 888 922 2768.


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