Changes to BC’s Home Inspector Licensing Regulation

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News /  No Comments

Was this information useful? + Yes + No {March 15, 2016} VICTORIA, BC – Today, the provincial government announced updates to BC’s Home Inspector Licensing Regulation, to take effect September 1, 2016. Please read the government’s press release here. You can also read the Order in Council for more details. As the regulator and licensing body for the home inspection industry, we know there will be questions about the implications of the changes announced …


Stronger home inspector licensing rules will protect consumers

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

New requirements for home inspectors will give consumers increased confidence when they purchase a home. The rules take effect on Sept. 1, 2016, and will enhance home inspector licensing qualifications, strengthen home inspection reports, contracts and insurance requirements, and improve enforcement, by requiring the following: Home inspection contracts must describe in advance what will be covered in an inspection. Contractual terms that limit home inspectors’ liability will be prohi …


Tell the Canadian government a healthy environment is a human right

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Canada, Environment, News /  No Comments

On March 7, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released its first review of Canada in 10 years. It concluded that by failing to provide adequate environmental protections or take action on climate change, our country has fallen short of meeting international human rights obligations. The federal government’s response to the UN review will be the first real test of its commitment to recognizing the link between human rights and the environment. Tell our fed …


New provincial park protects majestic Ancient Forest

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Premier Christy Clark announced the creation of B.C.’s newest Class A provincial park in the northern region of the province, which makes up part of the only known inland temperate rainforest in the world.   The Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Wudujut (pronounced Chun Toe Wood-yu-jud) Park will be established approximately 120 kilometres east of Prince George, near the community of Dome Creek. “This area, known as the Ancient Forest, is home to some of the largest old-growth ceda …


BLAZERS WEEK IN REVIEW, MARCH 15

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

Week in Review: March 7, 2016 Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Tri-City Americans – 6-2 Win Gage Quinney, Matt Revel and Matt Needham each had two goals in a 6-2 win over the Americans. The Blazers built up a 4-0 third period lead as Quinney added an empty net goal and Needham added a late one to make it a 6-2 final. Jake Kryski and Collin Shirley each had two assists and Connor Ingram made 20 saves. Click here for Highlights & Recap. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Spokane Chiefs – 3- …


BC Coroners Service identifies victim of industrial accident

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following an industrial accident in Chilliwack on March 11, 2016. He was Sebastian Gomez Obando, aged 24, of Surrey. Mr. Gomez was employed by a concrete pouring company at a residential construction project in Chilliwack. About 8 a.m. on March 11, 2016, Mr. Gomez and another worker were struck by a concrete boom. Mr. Gomez was deceased at the scene.   The BC Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC and Chilliwack RCMP continue to inv …


Finding common ground on the Downtown Eastside

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Downtown Eastside (DTES) often conjures images of people who are homeless, addicted and suffering from mental-health challenges. “It’s easy to go to stereotypes, but there’s much more to the DTES than that,” says Katy Forward, a family services social worker with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. “For close to 10 years, I’ve been working with parents who are raising their children in this neighbourhood and I’m often awed by their stren …


BC Coroners Service releases report on residential fire deaths

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Recommendation 1: Fire Safety Education and awareness By December 2017, the Fire Commissioner in collaboration with the Fire Chiefs Association of BC (FCABC) and the Fire Prevention Officers Association of BC (FPOBC) to adopt, develop and utilize standardized provincial fire prevention/ safety training materials, including the Juvenile Fire Setter Program. Recommendation 2: Fire Safety Prevention By September 2016, the Fire Commissioner to work to expand partnerships with provincial programs and …


1990 – Kamloops Blazers – Championship Tuesdays

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

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Salt Spring Incorporation Study gets more funding

 March 15, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Salt Spring Island Incorporation Study Committee is receiving $135,000 in additional funding to complete its work on potential impacts of incorporation as an island municipality, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender said today.  Appointed in June 2015, the nine-member volunteer Incorporation Study Committee is charged with overseeing a study and public engagement process that provides those living on Salt Spring Island with the facts needed to make an info …



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