So many Canadian kids dream of playing hockey. They play on outdoor ponds and rinks, their parents shuttle them to weekend tournaments and early morning practices. And for seventeen-year old Jake Bean, now playing for the Calgary Hitmen, that dream reached an exciting new level after he was named to Canada’s 2014 World Under-17 Hockey team.
As a former student, Riley Gowan understands how valuable a mobile classroom can be, especially for those students who can’t get to the college for instruction. With the new Mobile Trades Training Facility, supported by donations from TransCanada and the B.C. government, the classroom can go to them.
“I think this is going to be a great tool, especially for students who have never worked in a shop before,” said Gowen, an instructor at NorthWest Community College (NWCC) in Terrace, B.C.
Air; it’s something we all share. Clean air is important to all of us. When air quality is poor, it affects all of us. But for the three million Canadians who suffer from asthma, poor air quality can be life threatening.
Eighteen year old Michael Lewis wasn’t sure what to expect when he signed on to Geoterra’s month-long cultural and forestry skills program in central B.C.
“Coming out here, I was pretty stressed with my own relationship problems,” he said while sitting quietly by Tezzeron Lake, north of Fort St. James B.C. “But when I started talking with the Elders and the people around me, it gave me huge insight into self-respect, and finding what’s good about myself, and not to worry about what’s going on around me.”
New Training Deal With Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA)
People don't only want the chance to work, but where available, they want the chance to work in their community, according to a senior executive with an incoming liquefied natural gas project.
"These are exciting times here in the north," said Bruce Wells, vice-president of project development for TransCanada's Coastal GasLink pipeline prior to adding his signature to an agreement with the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training association (PGNAETA) and the company's Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline.
TransCanada's support of Hope Air will help fund an estimated 45 flights for residents in Northern BC
With the assistance of Hope Air, triple-amputee Darlene Thomas travels to Vancouver three times a year to have her prosthetics checked and adjusted. To support this worthwhile program, two TransCanada projects – Prince Rupert Gas Transmission and Coastal GasLink – each donated $5,000 to Hope Air.