It’s the Winter Solstice!

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Today (December 21st) is the Winter Solstice, which is officially the “shortest” day of the year!

While today marks the least amount of daylight we see for the year here in the Northern Hemisphere, it also means that the nighttime is the longest of the year.  Close to the North Pole, there is darkness 24 hours a day!  Here is a picture that shows how that works:  https://goo.gl/images/1paZiy

The opposite of the Winter Solstice is the Summer Solstice, which will be on June 21st.  When it is time for the Summer Solstice at the North Pole, there is daylight for 24 hours a day!

If you want to learn more about how the Winter and Summer Solstices work, you can check out this YouTube video:

Update on Home Share Working Group

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Hi everyone, thanks to COPCS for sending around an update regarding the Home Share Working Group, and their efforts on behalf of home share providers:

Dear COPCS Members:
We want to share news from the Home Share Working Group’s meeting held on December 12th in Vancouver.
CLBC presented a proposal to support improved communication with the 4,000 home share providers across the province.  Action will be taken to create a new subscriber based newsletter which will be delivered every two months.  All of COPCS members will be sent the newsletter via email. 
If you would like to receive updates regarding the Home Sharing Working Group, please send an email to CLBCInfo@gov.bc.ca In addition, COPCS will be updating members at our regular business meetings.  The next Home Sharing Working Group meeting will be held on February 15th in Vancouver.
Sincerely,
Executive Members of the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society