BC expands use of biosimilars

 June 24, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbia is improving the sustainability of its PharmaCare program by expanding the use of biosimilars, which will create opportunities for new drug listings and boost existing coverage for patients. Cheryl Koehn, president of Arthritis Consumer Experts and person living with rheumatoid arthritis, shares what this will mean for patients. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019HLTH0080-001072 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA9QthG9uT4


BC expands use of biosimilars

 June 24, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbia is improving the sustainability of its PharmaCare program by expanding the use of biosimilars, which will create opportunities for new drug listings and boost existing coverage for patients. Dr. John Esdaile, rheumatologist, scientific director, Arthritis Research Canada, shares what this will mean for patients. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019HLTH0080-001072 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBH87OF4nSs


B.C. to seek public opinion on daylight saving time

 June 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News B.C. to seek public opinion on daylight saving time https://news.gov.bc.ca/20083 News Release Victoria Monday, June 24, 2019 1:30 PM News Release Victoria Monday, June 24, 2019 1:30 PM British Columbians are invited to share their views on how time should be observed in B.C.Most areas of B.C. “spring forward” into daylight saving time during summer months and “fall back” to standard time in the winter. “As our neighbours in the western United Sta …


UBC Okanagan, BCGEU support staff ratify agreement

 June 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News UBC Okanagan, BCGEU support staff ratify agreement https://news.gov.bc.ca/20096 Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, June 24, 2019 3:00 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, June 24, 2019 3:00 PM The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan and the BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU) have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and afford …


BC expands use of biosimilars

 June 24, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbia is improving the sustainability of its PharmaCare program by expanding the use of biosimilars, which will create opportunities for new drug listings and boost existing coverage for patients. Christine Basque, executive director, Arthritis Society, shares what this will mean for patients. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019HLTH0080-001072 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JDazrHEEf0


Blackwater Gold Project granted an environmental assessment certificate

 June 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

An environmental assessment certificate for the Blackwater Gold Project has been issued to New Gold Inc. by George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.New Gold proposes an open-pit gold and silver mine with a project footprint of approximately 4,400 hectares, located approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof. Blackwater is expected to extract 60,000 tonnes of ore per day with a net annual …


New affordable homes on the way for people in Keremeos

 June 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

More families and seniors in Keremeos will have an affordable place to call home thanks to a partnership between the Province and the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society.“People shouldn’t be forced to leave the communities they call home to find the affordable housing they need,” said Premier John Horgan. “That is why we are working hard to build affordable homes in Keremeos and other small, hardworking communities throughout British Columbia.”The Lower Similkameen Community Services So …


High-speed internet opens world of possibilities in rural B.C. communities

 June 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Access to high-speed internet is about to become a reality for people in 12 rural B.C. communities, thanks to a wireless network upgrade funded by the Connecting British Columbia program.“The ability to access high-speed internet allows communities – especially those in rural and remote areas of B.C. – to have the same social, educational and economic opportunities as those in urban centres,” said Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services, at an event with the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce …


Safe school, more classrooms will benefit hundreds of Richmond students

 June 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

More classrooms and a seismically safer school will give F.A. Tomsett Elementary students a better learning experience by 2022.“We are continuing to accelerate seismic safety projects in Richmond at a record pace, so more students can be in a safer school as soon as possible,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “When this project is complete, families with children at Tomsett will have the comfort of knowing their children will be better protected if an earthquake were to hit.”  The Govern …


Indigenous observers join Columbia River Treaty talks

 June 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

After the seventh round of Columbia River Treaty negotiations on June 19 and 20, 2019, in Washington, D.C., Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, and the Ktunaxa, Syilx/Okanagan and Secwepemc Nations observer team have issued the following statements:Katrine Conroy, B.C.’s Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty –“This round of negotiations marked a historic moment as representatives of Columbia Basin Indigenous Nations were present as observers for the f …



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