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This page is updated each week with settlement and library related news. Visit this page frequently to stay current and build an understanding of your community.

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January 27, 2022

What Chinese New Year Animal Are You? How Next Week’s ‘Year Of The Water Tiger’ Is Determined By Our Moon

When is Chinese or Lunar New Year? Also called Spring Festival, it begins on February 1, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2023. What Chinese New Year animal is it? It’s the Year of the Tiger. but more specifically. it’s […] read more

January 27, 2022

Chinese New Year Decorations

Every year, the horrendous monster 年 (Nián) would terrorize villages. It would eat everything, from mosquitos to human beings. As time went on, the villagers realized that… read more

January 27, 2022

What Chinese New Year Animal Are You? How Next Week’s ‘Year Of The Water Tiger’ Is Determined By Our Moon

When is Chinese or Lunar New Year? Also called Spring Festival, it begins on February 1, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2023. What Chinese… read more

January 26, 2022

Register to become a Library Champion

We are looking for newcomers who are: A permanent resident, but not yet a Canadian citizen19 years of age or olderEnthusiastic about librariesInterested in volunteering… read more

January 23, 2022

Curling up with a good book

We are quite good at reading. Among Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in 2019, Canada had the third-highest share of high performers in… read more

January 22, 2022

New Resource on the NewToBC site

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to develop and implement plans to improve immigrant and refugee… read more

January 21, 2022

KCR: Volunteers break down barriers

One of the joys of living in the Okanagan has to be access to the amazing recreational opportunities … but what about for those who… read more

January 20, 2022

How the pandemic has highlighted the importance of libraries

After being shut down early in the pandemic, Canadian libraries stepped up to offer new services. And patrons were eager to return when they opened… read more

January 18, 2022

Filling the labour shortage

If you’ve heard more foreign accents in Vernon lately, there could be a good reason for that. An immigration pilot program is helping address labour… read more

January 18, 2022

KCR Community Resources

Systemic racism exists everywhere, including in government policies and programs, and has a negative impact on people and our community. Kelowna Community Resources need your… read more

January 17, 2022

Museum offers Maple Ridge history in chinese

The Maple Ridge Museum and Archives has officially launched Chinese web pages. Museum and community material has been translated in able to make the history… read more

January 16, 2022

COVID-19 related racism impacts sense of belonging, reporting incidents: Study

By Vancouver Sun | The dramatic increase in reports to Vancouver police of hate crimes targeted at Asian-Canadians in 2020 shocked many. Now, a new… read more

January 14, 2022

Nearly 80% of Express Entry candidates fall under FSWP

By CIC News  The number of Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates in the Express Entry pool has swelled due to a lack… read more