Budget 2018 – Technical Briefing

 February 20, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in our province with a made-in-BC child care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment in every corner of our province.


Three Observations on BCs Rising Minimum Wage

 February 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

By Jock Finlayson The BC government has decided to follow the advice of the Fair Wages Commission and move to a $15/hr statutory minimum wage over the next four years.  Currently pegged at $11.35/hr, the province’s general minimum wage will climb in steps to reach $15.20/hr by June 2021.  The first increase, to $12.60/hr, comes into effect in June 2018.  Subsequent increases are slated for June 2019 ($13.85), June 2020 ($14.60) and June 2021 ($15.20). How is a higher minimum …


Moose Hide Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting – 2018

 February 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

Premier John Horgan joined Moose Hide Campaign officials today to hand out the one millionth moose hide pin, representing one million people standing together to end violence against women and children. The Moose Hide Campaign, now in its eighth year, is a B.C.-born, grassroots campaign to support men standing up and addressing violence. The campaign is symbolized by the moose hide patch, which signals support and commitment to change. Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/16408


Help is on the way for BC’s lowest-paid workers

 February 15, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

Endorsing the recommendations of the Fair Wages Commission Premier John Horgan announced that British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers will earn a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021. Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/16365


Welcome to Patti

 February 14, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Business, Kamloops, News /  No Comments

We are pleased to announce the addition of Patti Phillips to our team as our Marketing and PR Director. Patti has been in Kamloops for over 12 years and has a strong history working closely with local businesses. Patti’s approach to creating lasting relationships is paramount to her networking & volunteering work. She believes strongly in building community & helping to support local business.


Income Inequality in Canada Another Kick at the Can

 February 14, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

By Jock Finlayson Recent years have seen an outpouring of analysis, commentary and advocacy on economic inequality from academics, policy geeks and social activists.  Some days it almost seems as if the issue has been studied to death.  But then along comes a new piece of work that sheds fresh light on the topic. Such is the case with a recent paper by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) of Canada.  In a report published late last year, the organization’s chie …


Buoyant Job Market in Metro Vancouver

 February 8, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

By Ken Peacock Last year the number of people working in Metro Vancouver climbed 3.1%, which represents a net increase of almost 42,000 jobs. During the previous year, 2016, job creation the region was even stronger at 4.7%, meaning another 60,000 positions. So, over the past two years, employment growth in Metro Vancouver averaged 3.9%, with the number of people employed in the area jumping by more than 100,000.  In short, the region’s job market has been firing on all cylinders. Job …


Changes to ICBC announcement

 February 7, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

Description: Attorney General Eby announces changes to ICBC that will increase accident benefits for BC drivers, and reduce legal costs for claims. Learn more: www.icbc.com/change Learn more: www.icbc.com/change


Ministry of Children & Family Development Youth Engagement – Okanagan

 February 6, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

Ministry of Children & Family Development Youth Advisor, Guy Bonneau, invites youth in care to share their feedback on how the care system could be improved. Youth Consultation Sessions will take place In Kelowna on February 13th and Vernon in mid-April. For more information, contact Allan Cameron at [email protected]


Registering as a transplant donor can save up to eight lives

 February 2, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

BC Minister of Citizens’ Services, Jinny Sims, speaks about the incredible work of Service BC and BC Transplant. Service BC and BC Transplant invite British Columbians to register with BC Organ Donor Registry. Since 2015, 60,000 British Columbians have registered to give the gift of life, thanks to a valuable partnership between Service BC and BC Transplant. Register now: http://www.transplant.bc.ca/



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