Arrow Timber Supply Area AAC gets slight reduction

The new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Arrow Timber Supply Area (TSA) in the southeastern part of British Columbia is being slightly reduced to 500,000 cubic metres, chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today. “After consulting with First Nations and looking …

British Columbia celebrates International Education Week

Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education have issued the following statement in recognition of International Education Week, Nov. 13-17: “Through international education, students, educators and ideas flow between countries, giving us …

B.C.’s stable economy pays dividends

Statistics Canada confirms British Columbia’s economy grew by 3.5% in 2016, exceeding last February’s forecast of 2.7% provided by the Economic Forecast Council (EFC). The province’s higher-than-expected economic growth in 2016 triggers the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD), negotiated as part …

MSP Task Force to advise on eliminating premiums

The Province has established a task force of experts to advise the government on eliminating Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums within four years, Finance Minister Carole James announced today. “People know that MSP premiums are unfair and place significant burden on …

British Columbia to fight softwood lumber duties

Premier John Horgan re-affirmed his commitment today to stand-up for British Columbia workers, families and communities in light of the latest development in the softwood lumber dispute. The United States Department of Commerce has announced its final determination of duties …