Tip portal launched for reporting dirty money in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

 November 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbians are invited to provide input to a fact-finding review of potential money laundering in horse racing, real estate and luxury car sales by reporting information through an anonymous tip portal.“British Columbians want their government to crack down on money laundering, wherever it takes place. We agree and we also believe that British Columbians can help,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “That’s why we’re providing people in B.C. with a secure and anonymous way to share what t …


Take advantage of education savings opportunities designed to save money

 November 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Education British Columbia News Take advantage of education savings opportunities designed to save money https://news.gov.bc.ca/18484 News You Can Use Victoria Sunday, November 18, 2018 10:00 AM News You Can Use Victoria Sunday, November 18, 2018 10:00 AM Education Savings Week is from Nov. 18-24, 2018.Almost 80% of job openings in B.C. over the next decade will require some form of post-secondary education. Some easy ways to plan for the future include:Receive $1,200 toward a Registered R …


B.C. moves for urgent establishment of national working group on opioid litigation

 November 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbia’s attorney general has encouraged justice ministers from across the country to support B.C.’s class action lawsuit seeking damages from opioid manufacturers and distributors and to form a national working group on the issue.The legal action, filed by the Government of British Columbia in August 2018, aims to recover millions of dollars in opioid-related health-care costs.“The overdose crisis has affected Canadians from every region of this country,” said David Eby, Attorney Gene …


More North Vancouver students soon will have a safer school

 November 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Students attending a unique North Vancouver school soon will have a safer learning environment with provincial government funding of $23.7 million for seismic upgrades at Mountainside Secondary school.  “We’re taking quick action to let students at this school know they will be safe in the event of an earthquake,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “Mountainside offers a hub of extremely important programs that support flexibility in their education, and this investment supports the commun …


Children with special needs benefit from CanAssist devices

 November 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Children with special needs now have more opportunities to play independently and participate more easily in activities with family and friends, as seven unique technologies arrive at child development centres (CDCs) throughout B.C. in November 2018.CanAssist at the University of Victoria worked with the BC Association for Childhood Development and Intervention and CDC staff to select technologies that would be most useful for children with special needs in these CDC environments.Innovations inc …


B.C. brings gender-affirming surgery for trans people closer to home

 November 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Transgender people in British Columbia will soon have access to publicly funded gender-affirming lower surgeries within the province, as British Columbia becomes the first province in western Canada to offer these procedures next year.“The trans community has advocated over a number of years for improved access to care, including access to complex lower surgeries within B.C.,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “For those seeking lower surgery, people were required to travel to Montreal or to …


Métis flag raised outside the people’s house to honour Louis Riel Day

 November 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Ce matin, des représentants métis et du gouvernement provincial se sont rassemblés sur la pelouse des édifices du Parlement de la Colombie Britannique en vue de proclamer la Journée Louis Riel et de célébrer la contribution du peuple métis à la Colombie Britannique.« En tant que fière membre de la communauté métisse, j’ai été honorée de voir se hisser le drapeau devant la maison du peuple », indique Carole James, vice première ministre et ministre des Finances. « En proclamant le 16 novembre Jou …


Week-long detour for the King George Boulevard Bailey Bridge

 November 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Week-long detour for the King George Boulevard Bailey Bridge https://news.gov.bc.ca/18472 Traffic Advisory Surrey Friday, November 16, 2018 7:45 AM Traffic Advisory Surrey Friday, November 16, 2018 7:45 AM Crews will be repairing the single-lane Bailey Bridge crossing of the Nicomekl River in south Surrey and northbound traffic will be diverted onto the adjacent two-lane structure from Nov. 19 to Nov. 26, 2018.For up-to-date traffic i …


Annual grants support local services

 November 15, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbians in 53 communities will benefit from almost $16 million paid by the Province to local governments in lieu of property taxes.   View the full article from the original source


Investment in workplace technology helps people with disabilities

 November 15, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

A new WorkBC contract that equips people with adaptive technology will open up employment opportunities for people with disabilities and help them thrive in the workplace.Delivered by the Neil Squire Society, the Assistive Technology Services program combines two existing services — [email protected] and supports offered through individual WorkBC Centres — into one streamlined provincial resource to help more people with disabilities throughout the province fully participate in B.C.’s economy.“Bri …



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