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Budget 2019 brings welcome improvements in benefits but falls short on legal aid

Today, the provincial government released Budget 2019. The budget takes important steps towards addressing poverty in the province.

B.C. Green influence evident in 2019 budget priorities

The government’s 2019 budget provides clear evidence that the B.C. Greens’ participation in this landmark minority government has been a success in advancing its values and policy priorities.

BC Budget: Making Life Better for Families in BC to Prevent Poverty

In terms of investments in the first-ever poverty reduction strategy in the 2019 B.C. Budget, the new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit will significantly impact families in poverty in British Columbia but there needs to be far more for individuals in poverty in this budget, according to the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC).

Nearly 150 Living Wage Employers certified across BC

Sixteen employers across British Columbia have recently been certified as Living Wage Employers, reaching a total of 146 certified employers in BC. This represents over 19,300 staff and contractors who are earning a decent wage in their communities.

Free home energy efficiency workshop for home owners

Learn how to improve your home’s energy efficiency at a free workshop on Feb. 20. The City of Campbell River, with support from BC Hydro, is offering a workshop for community members to learn tips and tricks for energy efficiency upgrades and renovations, and energy use considerations when buying a house.

City Council adopts bylaw amendment that deters renovictions

On Monday, February 4, 2019, New Westminster City Council adopted Business Regulations and Licensing (Rental Units) Amendment Bylaw No. 8085, a central component of the new Rental Housing Revitalization Initiative endorsed by Council on January 14, 2019.

B.C. Green caucus responds to joint letter from B.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ombudsperson, and Merit Commissioner

Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Greens, and Sonia Furstenau, House Leader of the B.C. Green Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the joint letter published today by B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ombudsperson, and Merit Commissioner.

Radical I/O appoints first President

Dr. Christin Wiedemann has been appointed Radical I/O's first President. Christin will oversee the growth of their technology consultancy and their Smart City platform.

Axis Systems Group Vertically Integrates with the Acquisition of Gateway Security

ASG - Axis Systems Group takes great pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Gateway Security in late 2018.

An alphabetical chronology of aquaculture in 2018

An A to Z Guide to some of the major stories that impact the fish farming industry in BC, Canada and the world in 2018.

Upcoming Motivational Events of The Spiritual Guru – Sunita Bapooji in Victoria

Peacetree is pleased to announce the 2 upcoming workshops of Master Sunita Bapooji that will transform your life completely.

Inadmissible Patrons Program launches in Surrey

The Surrey RCMP, together with the City of Surrey, BC Restaurant and Food Services Association (BCRFA) and Restaurants Canada, are launching the Inadmissible Patrons Program (IPP) in Surrey this week to further support public safety and deter individuals who are associated to violent crime from being in Surrey.

Living Wage for Families Campaign reaches 130 employers across BC

The Living Wage for Families Campaign has certified eight more Living Wage Employers from across British Columbia. More than 130 BC employers have now been certified as Living Wage Employers, representing over 19,000 staff and contractors who are earning a decent wage in their communities.

BC Film Industry Drives Demand for Electric Vehicles

In the last year $3.4 billion was generated for the BC economy by over 450 productions, according to Creative BC, the provincial agency that monitors and supports the creative economy. Production companies require skilled workers and services from more than 250 companies.

Unethical News 1130 Reporter

Canadian Christian Lobby issues a response to unethical NEWS 1130 reporter, Lauren Boothby. Keeping her media status secret and using a "Lauren Bee" alias to gain access to a private gathering of campaigners who were celebrating their hard work during local elections, Lauren Boothby fabricated a story that NEWS 1130 published as if it were not fake news.
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