Province to launch catch-up immunization program to protect against measles

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Province is launching a measles immunization catch-up program to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles.The program will run from April through June 2019.“With outbreaks of measles occurring globally and here in B.C., we know we will see threats of further outbreaks and can be doing more to raise immunization rates,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “That is why we are launching a catch-up program to immunize children from kindergarten to Grade 12 who have no …


A Winning Business Model – Softwood Lumber Sales to China

 March 20, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  2 Comments

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Pat Bell says the success of the softwood lumber trade in China is phenomenal. In 2003, just before we opened an office in Shanghai, we exported $69 million worth of softwood products to China and Hong Kong. In 2010, after seven years of hard work and clear focus, we exported $687 million dollars worth of softwood — an increase of almost 900 per cent. Read more on Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan website: http://www.bcjobsplan.ca/a-win …


Premier’s statement on Nowruz | BC Gov News

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Premier’s statement on Nowruz Déclaration du premier ministre au sujet du Norouz https://news.gov.bc.ca/19195 Statement Déclaration Victoria Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00 AM mercredi 20 mars 2019, 08:00 Statement Déclaration Victoria Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00 AM mercredi 20 mars 2019, 08:00 This article also available inEnglish Cet article est aussi disponible enfrançais Le premier ministre John Horgan a émis la déclaration suivante pour ma …


Barbara Coloroso: The Role of the Bystander – ERASE Bullying Summit

 March 20, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  1 Comment

Presentation at November 2012 ERASE Bullying Summit in Vancouver by Barbara Coloroso addressed the idea that there are no innocent bystanders, “What were you doing there in the first place?” She has a simple message, all we have to do is to care and care deeply, and teach our kids to do the same. Learn more: http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2012/11/culture-change-needed-to-erase-bullying.html Visit the website: http://www.erasebullying.ca See the reporting tool: https://reportbullyingbc.edudata.ca/ …


Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials

 March 19, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Part 1 of a series to help potential local government candidates with answers to questions that they may have before making the final decision to run for elected office. Learn more: www.gov.bc.ca/localgov-thinking-running-local-office https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkugVjEHa3U


Greeting Sultan Ibrahim of Johor

 March 19, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Minister Mike de Jong greets His Royal Highness (HRH), Sultan Ibrahim of Johor, Malaysia, and his delegation at Vancouver International Airport. This is the Sultan’s first visit to British Columbia, and he will be meeting with business leaders from the aviation industry to learn about BC’s strengths and expertise in the aerospace sector. HRH will also be travelling to Victoria to meet with The Honourable Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor of BC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZbSyyodQNg


Hydraulic fracturing scientific review report released

 March 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources British Columbia News Hydraulic fracturing scientific review report released https://news.gov.bc.ca/19200 Information Bulletin Victoria Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:30 PM An independent scientific review of hydraulic fracturing in British Columbia has found the regulatory framework to be robust, while also identifying areas for improvement.The three-member independent scientific panel submitted …


Prescribed burns scheduled for Lytton area

 March 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Prescribed burns scheduled for Lytton area https://news.gov.bc.ca/19207 Information Bulletin Lytton Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:00 PM Information Bulletin Lytton Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:00 PM BC Wildfire Service crews and local partners plan to conduct a series of prescribed burns in the Lytton area over the coming weeks to reduce wildfire risks.Weather permitting, these prescribed burns are scheduled t …


BC Services Card to replace CareCard

 March 19, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  2 Comments

Starting Feb. 15, 2013, and over the next five years, most British Columbians will be required to replace their CareCard with the new BC Services Card by renewing their enrolment in the Medical Services Plan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BnpVhU4ZT0


Creating opportunity in Prince George with B.C.’s new poverty reduction strategy

 March 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

An innovative Prince George program will provide training and create work opportunities, which are central to TogetherBC, the Province’s new poverty reduction strategy.“Willing and capable people who want to work find the confidence and the opportunity they need to reach their goals through programs, such as The First Peoples Hospitality Program,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “This is the kind of project that is at the heart of TogetherBC. It builds s …



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