B.C. government appoints new chief judge

 October 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Attorney General British Columbia News B.C. government appoints new chief judge https://news.gov.bc.ca/18301 Updated Oct. 19, 2018, for clarification Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, October 19, 2018 1:45 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, October 19, 2018 1:45 PM Effective Oct. 19, 2018, British Columbia’s new chief judge will be Melissa Gillespie. She has been serving as the acting chief judge since May 2018 following former chief judge Thomas Crabtree’s appointment to the B.C …


Contingency plans in place in the event of Canada Post disruption in B.C.

 October 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Citizens’ Services British Columbia News Contingency plans in place in the event of Canada Post disruption in B.C. https://news.gov.bc.ca/18306 News Release Victoria Friday, October 19, 2018 2:30 PM News Release Victoria Friday, October 19, 2018 2:30 PM Arrangements are being made to ensure that British Columbians continue to receive cheques and critical documents in the event of a Canada Post labour disruption.British Columbians who receive government funds by direct deposit will not be a …


Work starting on temporary road access for Old Fort residents

 October 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Work starting on temporary road access for Old Fort residents https://news.gov.bc.ca/18311 Information Bulletin Fort St. John Friday, October 19, 2018 3:47 PM Information Bulletin Fort St. John Friday, October 19, 2018 3:47 PM Crews are starting to build a temporary road for residents of Old Fort to access the community, now that the area surrounding the landslide is stable enough to start work.The temporary road will be built over th …


Financial assistance available for Peace River Regional District landslide victims

 October 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Public Safety and Solicitor General British Columbia News Financial assistance available for Peace River Regional District landslide victims https://news.gov.bc.ca/18308 Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, October 19, 2018 2:30 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, October 19, 2018 2:30 PM Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is available to eligible British Columbians in Electoral Area C of the Peace River Regional District, who may have been affected by landslides that began on Sept. …


Five new directors appointed to BC Lottery Corporation board

 October 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Government of British Columbia has appointed five new directors to the board of the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC).BCLC is the Province’s Crown corporation that is responsible for the conduct and management of gambling in B.C. under the Gaming Control Act.The new directors are:Joan Axford (term runs to Oct. 31, 2021)Joan Axford is a professional accountant (CPA) with more than 40 years of experience, who has worked in public education finance for nearly three decades. Most recently, Axford wo …


Minister’s statement on Columbia River Treaty negotiations

 October 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources British Columbia News Minister’s statement on Columbia River Treaty negotiations https://news.gov.bc.ca/18303 Statement Victoria Friday, October 19, 2018 11:00 AM Statement Victoria Friday, October 19, 2018 11:00 AM Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, issued the following statement after this week’s treaty negotiation meetings in Portland, Ore.:“In August, negotiators representing Canada and B.C. met with their American …


2018 Order of British Columbia Investiture Ceremony (Full Version)

 October 19, 2018 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Lt. Governor Janet Austin has bestowed the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition, upon fourteen exceptional civic leaders. This year, 203 British Columbians were nominated for the order. More than half of the nominations came from the Lower Mainland, with the remaining coming from other regions throughout the province. Since its inception, 432 British Columbians have been appointed to the order from all regions of the province, and in numbers generally proportiona …


Overnight closure of Highway 1 through Abbotsford

 October 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Overnight closure of Highway 1 through Abbotsford https://news.gov.bc.ca/18296 Traffic Advisory Abbotsford Friday, October 19, 2018 7:45 AM Traffic Advisory Abbotsford Friday, October 19, 2018 7:45 AM The Trans-Canada Highway will be closed and traffic will be detoured for six hours from midnight to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.This closure is necessary for crews to install the Salton Road pedestrian/cycle bridge over the highway.T …


Progress made to reduce congestion south of the Fraser

 October 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Choke points for people travelling across the Fraser River will be significantly reduced with the next round of work starting on the Alex Fraser Bridge and the completion of the new interchange at Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue.“The Government of Canada recognizes that investing in our transportation networks is key to economic growth and to creating liveable communities,” said Carla Qualtrough, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility. “The improved and completed interc …


Overnight lane closures on the Lions Gate Bridge

 October 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Overnight lane closures on the Lions Gate Bridge https://news.gov.bc.ca/18297 Traffic Advisory Vancouver Friday, October 19, 2018 6:00 AM Traffic Advisory Vancouver Friday, October 19, 2018 6:00 AM Drivers can expect delays on the Lions Gate Bridge from 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 until 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, while crews replace the second bearing at the south tower as part of necessary maintenance work.The following lane clos …



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