Committee engaging public on Columbia River Basin

The Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee provides a First Nation and community voice that will help inform hydroelectric operations planning in the Columbia Basin and potential future improvements to the Columbia River Treaty. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Qingdao visits B.C. to build economic ties

Building on the momentum of an agreement between the City of Qingdao in Shandong Province, China and the Province of British Columbia, Minister of International Trade Teresa Wat met with the vice-mayor of Qingdao in Richmond today. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Use your holiday dollars for positive social impact

While you’re out shopping and socializing this holiday season, triple your gifting impact and purchase your holiday treats, decorations, gifts or meals in a way that has a positive social impact in your community. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Know the facts about Christmas and New Year’s statutory holidays

With holidays just around the corner and many employers increasing staff hours and hiring temporary employees to meet the holiday rush, it’s important to know the details of who is entitled to statutory holiday pay or extra pay under B.C.’s Employment Standards Act. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Final ratification of new agreements for education support staff

All districts and unions representing education support staff that signed on under the provincial framework agreement negotiated this summer now have ratified agreements in place. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


Alternatives to emergency departments this holiday season

Doctors’ offices and pharmacies are often closed or have reduced hours over the holidays, resulting in increased numbers at hospital emergency departments. You can avoid some of these visits by planning ahead. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia


In Guinea, as Ebola spread slows, Ban pledges UN support towards total eradication

Cautioning that much remains to be done to wipe out Ebola in Guinea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that joint national, regional and global efforts have “significantly” slowed the spread of the deadly virus, giving hope to thousands of people and providing space for communities to look ahead to socio-economic recovery. …read more

Source:: United Nations


Healthy eating: Not just for the holidays

This holiday season is a great opportunity to visit with family and friends and enjoy some festive seasonal treats, and it’s important to eat well and work in some exercise to help support a healthier lifestyle year-round. …read more

Source:: Government of British Colombia