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National News

12/19/2014 - 15:55
Canadian Army soldiers in Poland as part of Canada's contribution to NATO assurance measures in Central and Eastern Europe have completed activities for 2014 and returned to Canada last week.
12/19/2014 - 14:55
December 19, 2014 - Montreal, Quebec The Canadian Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police have warned that icebreaking operations will begin in various areas of the Great Lakes as seasonal conditions change.
12/19/2014 - 14:45
The Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, today announced that a mobile laboratory has been set up at a second site in Sierra Leone. In addition, following extensive training alongside their British military counterparts, approximately 40 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) healthcare and support staff will depart the United Kingdom (UK) on Saturday for Sierra Leone.
12/19/2014 - 12:30
The NATO Seasparrow Missile System Project is an international initiative that began in the late 1960s to develop an effective point defence missile system, missiles and associated launchers, in order to protect naval forces from evolving air and surface missile threats.

Press Releases

Conservatives announce over $250 million National Conservation Plan

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Ottawa- The Conservative Government has announced it will invest over $250 million over the next five years securing ecologically sensitive lands, supporting voluntary conservation and restoration actions and strengthening marine and coastal conservation under a new National Conservation Plan.

"The National Conservation Plan will conserve our rich natural heritage and connect Canadian families to our natural spaces," said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

New federal measures to enhance Canada’s world-class pipeline safety system

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Chilliwack-New measures to enhance Canada's impressive pipeline safety regime by strengthening: incident prevention; preparedness and response; and liability and compensation are being lauded by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

More competitive options for Asia-Pacific Gateway shippers

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Ashcroft, British Columbia - The Government of Canada today announced the completion of Ashcroft Terminal’s Expansion project, which will improve the flow of goods by rail, and give local industry a competitive edge in international trade.

Celebrating Chilliwack’s Unique Agricultural Heritage

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May 21, 2014 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Department of Canadian Heritage

Applications wanted for New Horizons for Seniors Program

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local organizations to apply for funding under the New Horizon for Seniors Program (NHSP).

"Seniors have a lot to offer. Through the New Horizon for Seniors Program seniors are encouraged to get involved in their local community and share their knowledge, skills and experiences," said Strahl.

Strahl announces student summer jobs for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of State for Social Development, the Honourable Candice Bergen Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl announced $316,523 in Canada Summer Jobs Funds to support the hiring of 70 students in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon.

National Day of Honour

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A National Day of Honour

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Since I was elected in 2011, I've had the privilege of serving on a number of Parliamentary Standing Committees, which are permanent committees struck by the House of Commons to study and consider issues relating to a particular government department. One of the most interesting committees I was assigned to was the National Defence Committee.

Funding partnership helps protect local communities from flooding

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CHILLIWACK – Residents in Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope and Cultus Lake will be safer from flooding, thanks to over $5.3 million worth of projects to upgrade pumping stations, dikes and culverts in those communities, MP Mark Strahl and MLAs John Martin and Laurie Throness announced today.

Strahl announces federal funds to improve local rail crossing

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl announced that the Government of Canada is providing $68,450 for the addition of constant warning time devices at the Young Street railway crossing in Chilliwack.

The device measures train speed and distance, predicting the arrival of the train at the crossing allowing for a relatively uniform warning time to public traffic.

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