Single real estate regulator protects people, combats money laundering

 November 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbians can buy and sell their homes with renewed confidence and protection as the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) takes its first steps toward becoming the single regulator for real estate.“Buying a home is one of the most significant purchases people make in their lifetime, and by working together, the BC Financial Services Authority, Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate and the Real Estate Council of BC can combine their expertise to better protect consumers,” said C …


Premier’s statement on Remembrance Day

 November 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Premier’s statement on Remembrance Day https://news.gov.bc.ca/20966 Statement Victoria Monday, November 11, 2019 8:00 AM Statement Victoria Monday, November 11, 2019 8:00 AM Premier John Horgan has released the following statement in honour of Remembrance Day:“At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, British Columbians will gather at cenotaphs throughout B.C to honour veterans, armed forces members and merchant marines wh …


Highway 99 closed due to slope movement

 November 10, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Highway 99 closed due to slope movement https://news.gov.bc.ca/20975 Traffic Advisory Lillooet Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:30 PM Traffic Advisory Lillooet Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:30 PM Drivers are advised that Highway 99 is currently closed approximately 15 kilometres north of Lillooet due to ongoing slope activity at the Ten Mile Slide site.Accelerated movement over the last 24 hours at this historically challenging slide site ha …


New early learning guide sets up young learners for success

 November 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Teri Mooring, president, British Columbia Teachers’ Federation —“The revised Early Learning Framework is an excellent move towards stronger links between early childhood education and the K–12 system. It will create better connections and help smooth out transitions for students by using similar language, communications and strategies. That means better experiences for students, especially those with unique needs. Bringing people together and talking about these issues across the child care, ear …


New housing offers hope, stability for people in Powell River

 November 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People experiencing homelessness in Powell River are settling into safe, secure homes with support services as new permanent housing opens in their community.“This supportive housing is a critical resource for our community, providing a safe and positive environment for people with the wraparound supports that will result in better health and well-being,” said Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “We are thankful for the community partnerships that have resulted in these wonderf …


New homes on the way for arts, culture professionals in New Westminster

 November 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People who are working in or retired from B.C.’s performing arts and entertainment industry will soon have access to 66 affordable rental homes, so they can continue to live in their community.Located at 831 Carnarvon St., the new development is under construction as part of a partnership between the Province, PAL Vancouver and Vintop Development Corporation.“This unique project will give people in our community the peace of mind that comes with safe and secure housing — something that every Bri …


Honouring leaders in community safety

 November 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Dave Dickson, Williams LakeWinner of the Award of Distinction for more than two decades of work, Dickson has played an integral role in several community safety and crime prevention initiatives in his community. As the manager of community safety for the City of Williams Lake, he is responsible for multiple community safety programs and the management of the RCMP-based victim services team. Dickson is known for his positive relationships and strong partnerships. His notable work includes impleme …


Preserving and celebrating Chinese Canadian heritage, culture in B.C.

 November 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People soon will be able to learn about, and celebrate, the history of Chinese Canadians in British Columbia as the Province takes another step toward establishing a Chinese Canadian museum.The B.C. government is providing a $1-million grant to the City of Vancouver to support continued planning and programming design. The funding will establish a project office at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver to work with the community and further develop plans for the museum. The project of …


Asia trade mission looks to expand markets

 November 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, will be joined by 35 senior executives from B.C. forest companies and associations as he leads his third forestry trade mission to Asia.From Nov. 10 to 15, 2019, delegates will meet with stakeholders to promote B.C.’s innovative wood products. B.C. exports 90% of its forest products, and China and Japan are B.C.’s largest markets outside of North America. China represents 28% of B.C.’s total forest pro …


Minister’s statement on October Labour Force Survey

 November 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for October 2019:“Our economy remains resilient, with low unemployment, higher wages and positive job growth despite challenges both globally and here in Canada. For more than two years, our government has harnessed a strong and stable economy by investing in British Columbians and practising smart fiscal management.“In the big three categories of jo …



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