It’s no small task, to resettle an entire family from Syria…you need to factor in housing, food, clothing, healthcare, child education, interpreters…and that doesn’t even include the emotional support you’d need to give. Yet it’s a task that many people are more than willing to take on.
A case of H5N2 avian flu has been confirmed in the Abbotsford area. It was found in a duck that was shot by a hunter earlier this week. Ray Nickel with the BC Poultry Association tells us it’s a low pathogen virus, and because it’s a wild bird, it’s not likely this will lead to an outbreak, but just the same, local farmers will be on alert because it was just a year ago we had a quarantine and a cull …he says there are already safeguards in place.
Don’t forget, this is the first weekend for Operation Red Nose. If you live in Abbotsford or Mission, the number to call is 604-864-4814 and in Chilliwack its 604-393-3000. It goes from 9pm-3am Fridays and Saturdays every weekend from now until New Years, excluding Christmas weekend….you call for a ride, and their wonderful volunteers will get you and your car home safely. Just remember to donate generously if you use the service, as money raised will go towards PacificSport Fraser Valley in Abby-Mission and the Sardis Kiwanis Club in Chilliwack.
Kip Moore is playing Abbotsford Centre on Feb. 20th, and we’ve got tickets! Text us this Rhymes With Kip Word to 604-853-4756. It’s TIP. At 8:40 we’ll call a random texter, get the word, and give that person the tickets. And just a reminder, you have to answer when we call to win. Good luck!
(The Canadian Press and NEWS 1130) British Columbia’s premier says the province is ready to welcome Syrian refugees but still needs to work out funding details with the federal government.
Christy Clark says the newcomers need the strongest-possible chance of succeeding, and Metro Vancouver’s housing prices alone are the highest in the country.