Dear <<First Name>>,

The other day, I was watering my plants at home, my neighbour called me over and showed me the latest harvest from her own garden: gorgeous leafy greens that she graciously shared with me! The next day, as I was enjoying a delicious kale salad straight from her garden, I’m once again reminded of the joy of neighbours and communities—how small gestures can make me feel closer to those around me. With that, I’m excited to share with you some updates from our government:

Full steam ahead for Richmond Hospital expansion
People in Richmond deserve high quality health care that meets the needs of fast-growing communities. Now, we’re one step closer to seeing the massive expansion of Richmond Hospital come to fruition. This week, we announced more details about this project, including a new nine-floor patient tower and 113 new beds.
Our government is continuing to invest in health care all over the province, including right here in Burnaby. Just two weeks ago, the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment reached its own major milestone. And the list goes on: new St. Paul’s Hospital, new Surrey hospital, and Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment are only a few ongoing investments made as a result of our commitment to health care for all British Columbians.
For more information on the Richmond Hospital, as well as our other health care investments, please visit
80% Vaccination rate, drop-in clinics open
On Tuesday, our province reached an important milestone: 80% of all eligible adults in B.C. have now received their first dose, and 49% have received their second dose. This is very encouraging news in the fight against COVID-19. If anyone you know still hasn’t received their first dose, everyone aged 12+ (including those without Personal Health Numbers and non-B.C. residents) can now visit a drop-in clinic to get vaccinated! No booking or appointments required! Let’s continue to help our loved ones get the protection they need.
For more information, please visit:
Improving ambulance response times, supporting emergency workers

When we call for help, we need to know that it will come. That’s why our government is strengthening B.C.’s ambulance system to make sure it’s faster and more responsive to British Columbians, and to give paramedics and dispatchers the resources they need to continue their crucial work.
We’re increasing investment into the BC Emergency Health Services to deliver more effective service for those who depend on it. By taking these steps, we provide better support to workers, improve services, and ensure everyone in B.C. gets the care and service they need.
For more information, please visit
New training opportunities for people to help seniors

I’m thrilled to share some of the work I’ve been doing in my capacity as Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training. This week, we launched our new Home and Independent Living program. In this free training program, students learn to become home-health companions or hospitality workers for seniors. They will also receive occupational health and safety training to gain credits, and graduates of the program will get paid work placements and get connected with potential employers.
Seniors and elders deserve the highest quality of care, and I’m so proud to support programs like this. This is a major step in supporting seniors’ care, and I encourage everyone seeking a new and rewarding career to consider this opportunity.
For more information, please visit
Expanding low- and no- cost community counselling and virtual services  

Everyone should be able to access mental health supports at zero or low cost. That’s why our government is expanding funding for community-based counselling programs, including virtual sessions, for everyone in British Columbia—including underserved populations in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
If you or a loved one is struggling, please know that help is available. Free and low-cost mental health supports can be found here:
For more information, please visit
The Province will match Red Cross donations to help people affected by wildfires
This year’s wildfire season has already been devastating for many British Columbians. To help people affected by this difficult time, our provincial government and the federal government is matching all donations to the Canadian Red Cross. This means that every $1 donated will become $3. Please consider donating today:
With the weather expected to stay dry and hot for the foreseeable future. For resources on wildfire prevention, please visit:

I'm here for you

As always, if you have questions or need any assistance with provincial COVID-19 supports, please reach out. Thank you for trusting me to support you again as your MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake. For constituency-related questions, you can reach me at (604) 775-0565 or For all inquiries about my capacity as Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, please email


Anne Kang, MLA
Burnaby-Deer Lake

Community BBQ

July 19th, July 26th, August 9th
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
various locations in Burnaby
BNH Community BBQs are back! Let's reconnect with our neighbours with food (for purchase), activities, and entertainment! Bring a picnic blanket and a chair. Registration required.
To register, go here

English Conversation Circle

Digital Literacy in Arabic

Letters to the MLA from our youth

Have thoughts you would like to share with the MLA? We'd love to hear them! We welcome submissions from all youth of Burnaby-Deer Lake. Email us at with your letter to the MLA.

No submissions this week.
COVID-19 updates from the BC Centre for Disease Control
There is a total of 652 active cases in British Columbia as of July 16, 2021. A total of 145,908 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Fraser Health Authority, which includes the City of Burnaby, has a total of 86,095 confirmed cases, of which 163 are active.

As of today, there are more than 3,029,262 completed tests. Our province has adjusted testing to 576,671 people per 1,000,000.

Total vaccine doses administered in B.C. is 6,004,668.

For more information, please visit BCCDC's website
COVID Resources
For medical info, visit or call 811 
For vaccination info, visit 
For financial supports for people and businesses, visit this page
For PHO orders and guidance, visit this page
For seniors looking for additional support, or for those looking to support seniors, call 211 or visit 
For virtual mental health resources, click here.   
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