News Briefs – Island Economic Trust offers internship.

The Vancouver Island Economic Trust is offering a paid internship to a recent university grad.

The Vancouver Island Economic Trust is offering a paid internship to a recent university grad.

“We are offering a valuable, hands-on experience working in economic development,” said ICET CEO Line Robert.

“It’s an 8-month term, starting in September, it’s open to recent University grads with a degree in business, economics, political science, public administration, or other related discipline.”

The intern will “have the opportunity to learn from communities, First Nations and non-profits and see first-hand, the impact of economic development initiatives in our region.”

Information on the internship available at www.islandcoastaltrust.ca.

Deadline extended for climate leadership plan comments

Environment Minister Mary Polak has announced an extension to the time available for individuals and organizations wanting to comment on a climate leadership discussion paper released by the government last month as part of its consultation process.

The province had set the deadline for submissions on its 30 day public consultation as Aug. 17, but decided to extend it to Sept. 14 due to the level of public interest. The deadline for completing a survey, which is also part of the consultation process, remains Aug. 17.

A draft Climate Leadership Plan, which will incorporate input from the public consultation, will be released in December, says the Ministry of Environment information release. Then there will be a ‘second opportunity to provide input’ before a final plan is released in March 2016.

You can view the discussion paper at engage.gov.bc.ca/climateleadership