FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Mayor Lori Ackerman and Council made a pair of proclamations during the Council meeting on October 11th.
Waste Reduction Week has been proclaimed from October 27th to 23rd. Waste Reduction week is meant to raise awareness about waste and the impact it has socially as well as environmentally.
The theme of Waste Reduction Week of “Too Good to Waste” is meant to educate people on the richness and diversity of our natural world. It is also to show the importance of working towards ecological sustainability through waste avoidance as well as resource conservation.
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The second proclamation saw Foster Family Month proclaimed in the City.
Stephanie Cadieux, the Minister of Children and Family Development, sent a letter to the City saying that she was excited to proclaim October Foster Family Month in the province of BC.
Cadieux says that this is an annual proclamation to recognize those in the community who make significant contributions.
“This is the 26th Anniversary of Foster Family Month in British Columbia – a time to recognize and celebrate foster families for their tremendous contributions and commitment to the children, youth and families in our communities.”
There are around 7,200 children and youth in care across the province.