Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

first_imgOlympic Opportunities We are reducing taxes for Canadians from all walks of life and, in particular, for low and middle-income earners, families and seniors.  When we reduce the tax burden on Canadians, they are able to spend this money on their families’ priorities.  This also helps stimulate the economy and create jobs. You may also wish to find out more about the Olympic Torch Relay, which is coming to Prince George-Peace River in late January and early February.  Prince George, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Fort Nelson have been selected as “Celebration Communities” where events will be held.  In between, you can follow the Torch Relay along its route through “Torch Communities” including McBride, Mackenzie, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope and Tumbler Ridge. These new thresholds mean that eligible families with two children will receive additional benefits of up to $436 a year starting in July 2009. This is the best opportunity BC residents will ever have to become involved in an Olympic event.  If you are interested in taking part in the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver-Whistler, there are many employment and volunteer opportunities to explore. The ACG complements the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant, which our Government introduced in Budget 2006, encouraging Canadians to pursue careers in the skilled trades.  Unfortunately, despite higher general unemployment rates arising from the global recession, shortages in the skilled trades continue to persist. “News to Know:  Apprenticeship Completion Grants and Olympics Opportunities” Two other items also introduced in our Economic Action Plan took effect on July 1st.  The National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS) and Canada Child Tax Benefit provide targeted tax benefits for low-income families with children.  The thresholds at which they start to be phased-out has now been raised to $23,710 and $40,726 respectively. You can imagine the workforce required to run a successful international event of this magnitude, and the Vancouver 2010 organizers require everything from shuttle bus drivers to administrative assistants to operations managers and protocol coordinators. center_img Volunteer opportunities are another way to participate and you could be part of a team of 25,000 that is welcoming the world to Canada.  There are positions available at the opening, closing and victory ceremonies.  Also required are pre-game volunteers and those to help out during sports events. Applications are now being accepted for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant, a cash grant of $2,000 for registered apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship training and obtain journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade on or after January 1, 2009.  The ACG was introduced in Budget 2009 as part of our Conservative Government’s Economic Action Plan. It’s time to update you on some opportunities and news that you may wish to research and explore over the summer weeks. MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P. To find out if you’re eligible or for more information, go to www.hrsdc.gc.ca, call: 1-866-742-3644, or contact your local Service Canada office. For information on all Olympics-related news, go to the official Vancouver-Whistler 2010 website at:  www.vancouver2010.com. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call my office at 1-800-661-1183 or visit www.jayhillmp.com.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgThe Kia car on its side after the crash a short time ago. Pic Donegal Daily.BREAKING NEWS: A motorist has been rushed to hospital after a dramatic car crash in Donegal Town.The Kia vehicle he was driving flipped over on to its side after colliding with a Ford car just before 11am.Fire crews, ambulance staff and Gardaí are at the scene where the female driver of the Ford car has been treated for shock. The badly-damaged Ford car which was also involved in the crash.The scene at Upper St has been sealed off, with large tailbacks at the centre of Donegal Town as a result.Gardaí forensic collision investigators are due to arrive at the scene shortly to begin an investigation in to the crash.One eye witness said, “Both drivers seem to very shaken up.“The driver of the Kia whose car turned on its side, doesn’t appear to be too badly hurt. “It look as if he’s been very lucky though.”Fire crews are now beginning to preserve the scene, and are planning to remove the vehicles once the Gardaí carry out their investigations.Gardaí have warned motorists that the road may be closed for a number of hours.Gardai arrive at this morning’s crash. BREAKING NEWS: MOTORIST RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER DRAMATIC CRASH was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashdonegalDonegal TownGardailast_img read more