Donna Barnett

Deni House reopens

Last week I had the honour of joining representatives from the Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District and Interior Health.

Moving forward together

It’s been a few weeks now since the municipal elections took place across British Columbia.

Session wrap up

Well, it was a long couple of months, but a very productive couple of months.

Family law puts kids first

The government introduced legislation that, if passed, would replace the outdated Family Relations Act which has been around since 1978.

It’s B.C. Multiculturalism Week

Nov. 13-19 has been proclaimed Multiculturalism Week here in British Columbia.

B.C.’s tourism strategy

Living here in British Columbia we know how much our province has to offer.

Why Canada starts here

I don’t think I could overstate how huge of a week it’s been for British Columbia.

Celebrate Foster Family Month

Foster Family Month in B.C. is being celebrated in October.

Fire Prevention Week

The week of Oct. 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week in British Columbia. Emergency BC, local firefighters, and fire service personnel across the province will be raising awareness of fire safety and keeping the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.

Canada starts right here

As you’ve probably heard by now, the main focus of this government can be summed up in one word — jobs. Canada Starts Here: The B.C. Jobs Plan was announced by Premier Christy Clark and is aimed at creating jobs for British Columbians today, while planning and creating a positive climate for job creation in the future.

Celebrating B.C. forests

Living in the Cariboo, they are a part of our natural landscape, they contribute to our local economy, and they provide numerous recreation opportunities. I am talking about, of course — our forests. I wanted to take the opportunity to recognize National Forest Week because of the many contributions forests make to the Cariboo, and British Columbia.

Health care for seniors

There’s something we all face on a daily basis and cannot stop no matter how hard we may try —that’s right, we’re all getting older.

Back to school reminders

Well, it’s that time of year again when students across British Columbia are preparing for a new school year. Whether it’s elementary, high school, or university, it’s an exciting time for them all. There’s plenty to look forward to as fall approaches and the learning begins.

A day in the life

Working as an MLA representing the Cariboo Chilcotin, my days can sometimes be very challenging.

B.C. funding to fight weeds

This week I had the pleasure of making a very significant announcement for our region.

Remembering Jack

It is sad news that federal NDP leader Jack Layton passed away Monday morning.

Making the healthy option the easy option 

Recently the Ministry of Health expanded the resources available to British Columbians by increasing access to dieticians, making it easier for people to make informed and healthy choices. This service has been integrated into 8-1-1, a hotline which gives people access to non-emergency public health information.

Support 4-H

This week I’d like to write about a fantastic group that has a very exciting event coming up and who also just received an important grant from the provincial government: B.C.’s 4-H clubs.

Gaming grant review heads to the Cariboo

With the recent announcement of the Community Gaming Grant Review session coming to Williams Lake, I wanted to take this chance to encourage everyone with a vested interest to attend.

Connecting with the community

My job as an MLA representing the people in the Cariboo-Chilcotin is a great one and I love what I do.