May 25 Community Briefs

Internet safety for parents in Fraser Lake, new websites for youth mental health and B.C.'s Aboriginal businesses

Fraser Lake: Internet safety for parents

Fraser Lake parents are invited by District Student Voice to an evening with Darren Laur, also known as the White Hatter, a retired staff sergeant from the Victoria Police Department.

He will be presenting to Grade 7 – 12 FLESS students on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 31 and then presenting to parents at 6:30 p.m. in the Fraser Lake Elementary-Secondary school library.


New and updated website for youth mental health

Kids Help Phone launched a new and improved version of Resources Around Me, featuring more than 10,500 youth programs and services, including counselling and mental health services.

The website presents the resources across eight categories: Counselling and Mental Health Support; Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Support; Housing Support; Legal Support; Sexual Health; Aboriginal Support Services; LGBTQ Support Services; Violence and Abuse Support.



New B.C. website for Aboriginal businesses

For promoting economic development among indigenous communities, the B.C. Aboriginal Business and Investment Council launched an updated website,, that includes the First Nations Economic Development Database, which has more than 1,200 businesses and potential business partners registered.

Featuring a resource centre, the new site also includes videos and success stories highlighting First Nations businesses.