Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay will be the guest speaker at a Delta Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
She's scheduled to talk about business priorities for the riding from a federal perspective as well as her role as parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice.
"Kerry-Lynne is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable lawyers regarding aboriginal land and resource management issues," the chamber's website states.
The luncheon will be held from 11: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. at the Delta Town & Country Inn. It costs $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
Register online at www. deltachamber.ca.
Delta-Richmond area employers expect a healthy hiring climate for the first quarter of 2012, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
Survey. Survey data indicates that 27 per cent of area employers plan to hire for the quarter (January to March), while seven per cent anticipate cutbacks, said Gord Bretsen, regional director for Manpower's Pacific region.
"Richmond-Delta's first quarter Net Employment Outlook of 20 per cent is an improvement from the outlook of 16 per cent, which was reported for the previous quarter," he said. "It is also a seven percentage point increase from the outlook reported during the same time last year, indicating an optimistic hiring environment for the upcoming months."
A Delta-based company was fined $52,000 in B.C. Provincial Court recently for discharging air contaminants over a year ago.
A B.C. Provincial Court judge imposed a $52,000 fine on Silver City Galvanizing, a hot dip galvanizing operation on Annacis Island, relating to an air discharge on Jan. 7 and 8, 2010.
Pleading guilty to two charges of discharging air contaminants, the company admitted that unknown quantities of contaminants were discharged into the air from its galvanizing facility on Cliveden Avenue.
In September 2010, Silver City Galvanizing began upgrading its pollution control equipment and spent close to $300,000 on equipment to collect and treat emissions.
Last July, Metro Vancouver issued an air emissions permit to the company.
South Delta resident Jon Shapiro recently received the Association of Literacy Educators (ALER) and Researchers' Albert J. Mazurkiewicz Special Services Award.
The award is given out in recognition of significant contributions to ALER, which is one of the oldest groups of North American professors of literacy education in the areas of teacher education, clinical research and practice, adult learning and college literacy.