Where Does the Money Come From The B.C. Governments Top Revenue Sources

 July 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

By Jock Finlayson According to the 2018 B.C. budget, this year the provincial government will spend almost $54 billion.  This figure includes the cost of government itself, as well as provincial funding allocated to help pay for health care, education, and social services.  Next year (2019-20), spending is slated to jump to $56.8 billion.  To put this in context, the entire B.C. economy generates annual economic activity totaling some $290 billion.[1]  So, provincial governme …


Rural Dividend Program: 2018 Intake Info Session

 July 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

Originally broadcast on July 17, 2018 The BC Rural Dividend Program provides $25 million a year to assist rural communities with a population of 25,000 or less to reinvigorate and diversify their local economies. The program is focused on supporting projects that help rural communities navigate changes impacting their economies, such as attracting and retaining youth, using innovation to drive economic growth, and developing new and effective partnerships to support shared prosperity. The Progra …


Expanding BC’s Electric Vehicle Network

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

British Columbians will now have access to 11 new public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations added to highway rest areas, making it easier than ever to drive from one side of the province to the other in an EV. Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/17613


Campfire Safety in BC

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

Know the rules and regulations before you go! Fire information officers Brenna and Kyla share some tips that will help you keep BC’s forests green and safe while you enjoy your campfire this summer.


An Update on Government Finances

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

By Jock Finlayson In last week’s Monetary Policy Report, the Bank of Canada indicated that the Canadian economy is now operating at full capacity, with little or no “slack” available to help spur faster growth over the 2018-20 period.  Against that backdrop, it is useful to consider the current state of government finances. Projected Government Budget Balances, 2018-19 Federal Government $18.1 billion deficit Alberta $8.8 billion deficit Ontario $6.7 billion deficit Newfou …


Managing your Autism Funding Account

 July 13, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

This video is intended for Ministry of Children and Family Development social workers and stakeholders to encourage parents to use My Family Services to manage their Autism Funding account.


Completing the Affordable Child Care Benefit – Spousal Portion

 July 13, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

This video describes how a spouse will complete their portion of the Affordable Child Care Benefit application.


Completing the Affordable Child Care Benefit Application

 July 13, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

This video describes how to complete an application for the Affordable Child Care Benefit.


My Family Services – Overview

 July 13, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

My Family Services (MyFS) is intended to provide online access to the Affordable Child Care Benefit and Autism Funding Program. MyFS will offer 24×7 access to online functionality that allows clients to: view the status of their case, communicate electronically with Ministry staff, submit documentation electronically; and be notified of key messages that affect approved services. This video describes how to navigate the MyFS portal, including how to register for the site.


A new round of connectivity funding for BC communities

 July 3, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

Beginning July 1, applications are being accepted to fund new connectivity projects in rural, remote and Indigenous communities around the province. Connecting British Columbia funding helps small and large internet service providers move forward on projects to bring high-speed internet to British Columbians living and working in remote areas of the province.



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