From left

Adult literacy funding for Parksville Qualicum Beach

$2.4 million in funds for 75 communities, including $40,000 locally

People gathered at the Parksville Career Centre Friday as Social Development and Social Innovation Minister and local MLA Michelle Stilwell announced funding for adult literacy across B.C.

“Strong reading, writing and math skills are the starting point for many adults looking to upgrade their education, enter skills training programs and secure a good job,” Stillwell said.

The province is contributing $2.4 million to adult literacy programs in 75 communities.

That includes $40,000 for the Parksville program run by Vancouver Island University and the Career Centre, run by the Central Vancouver Island Job Opportunities Building Society.

Stilwell made the announcement on behalf of Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson.

“This program is critical, the need is significant in this community and it’s significant across B.C.,” said Jean Maltesen, dean of academic and career preparation.

Just Posted

Parksville Qualicum Beach legions set to launch Poppy Campaign

Annual fundraiser to run from Oct. 25 to Nov. 11

Bear sightings up significantly in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fruit trees number one food attractant, says conservation officer

Parksville Qualicum Beach crime report: Thieves pilfer laptops, tools, big-screen TV, cash and more

Oceanside RCMP received 256 complaints between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5.

Qualicum Bay writer Linda Tenney dies after battle with cancer

Celebration of life set for Nov. 2 at Lighthouse Community Centre

Pole-climbing thieves pilfering wire in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Repairs are costly and thefts jeopardize public safety

Second young woman dies after rollover crash near Williams Lake

‘Someone’s going to get her heart, which is awesome, because she has the best heart in the world’

Google searches for ‘how to vote’ surge on Election Day

Interest spikes despite social media campaign by Elections Canada

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

According to a press release, both parties met on Oct. 16, 18, 19, and 20.

Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.

B.C. mayor apologizes for removal of Queen’s portrait from council chambers

‘I prefer to be inclusive of the many aspects of our history’

Environment Canada issues gale warnings for western Vancouver Island

Gale warnings in effect for most of Vancouver Island and west coast Mainland

Report suggests new BC Ferries terminal near YVR

Metro Vancouver currently has two ferry terminals at northern and southern reaches

B.C. woman must pay $1,000 after unleashed dog bites another

Owner should never have left Bibi unattended, tribunal member wrote

Most Read