Mar. 30 Community Briefs

Movie in the library, Agrifood PST exemption, Aboriginal jobseekers' guide

Movie in the library

On Apr. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Vanderhoof Public Library will be showing Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult, and snacks are welcome.

 

Agri PST exemption

The B.C. government is providing a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption for qualifying farmers who obtain, on or after Feb. 17, 2016, telescopic handlers, skid steers and polycarbonate greenhouse panels for use solely for a farm purpose.

The durability of the rigid plastic, polycarbonate panels are becoming popular for greenhouse growers as an alternative to glass.

To qualify for the exemption, the polycarbonate greenhouse panels must be purchased in a minimum of 500 square meters.

 

Aboriginal jobseekers

Released this month, B.C. government’s new Career Guide for Aboriginal People contains resources for Aboriginal job seekers, especially youth. It offers a range of tips and advice, and provides sample resumes, cover letters and interview questions to help job seekers positively present their skills and qualifications. It lists awards, scholarships and bursaries available for Aboriginal learners and how to apply for them, as well as providing guidance on budgeting for education and training.

Copies of B.C.’s Career Guide for Aboriginal People will be available at WorkBC centres, First Nations band offices, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Aboriginal organizations, public and Aboriginal-controlled post-secondary institutions and online.