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BCTF Strike

          Head of the B-C Teachers' Federation says the latest move by the province in the ongoing teachers' strike is a scheme to strip funding from students. 
          Finance Minister Mike de Jong says parents will be invited to apply online to receive a subsidy of as much as 40 dollars a day for children under 13 for the duration of the labour dispute if the strike continues in September. 
          BCTF leader Jim Iker say he hopes the province will redirect its energies into reaching an agreement with teachers through mediation this summer.  

Drive Carefully-RCMP

          R-C-M-P is asking drivers to slow down if you're planning to hit the road this long weekend.
          Constable Don Sinclair says the highways will be busier than normal.
          Sinclair says speed and distracted driving are the main causes of crashes.
          Mounties will be out in full-force this weekend, cracking down on high-risk drivers.

RCMP-Boaters

          R-C-M-P will be on the water, checking that boaters have all the necessary training and emergency supplies.
          Constable Pete Batt says the biggest problem is impaired boating.
          Penalties for impaired boating are similar to drunk driving in a motor vehicle.

BC Ferries-Long Weekend

          B-C Ferry terminals will be busy over the B-C Day weekend.
          It's one of busiest travel times of the year.
          Ferries' Deborah Marshall says a majority of travelers will be making their way from the Mainland.
          You can get updates on wait times and sailing schedules at the B-C Ferries website.

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