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CPR Awareness Month – a chance to save a life

 Use of a defibrillator along with CPR in the first five minutes can increase the survival rate by 75 percent.

First casualties of the BC Government Core Review

First casualties of the BC Government Core Review

The ministries in the BC Government — The Pacific Carbon Trust (Trust) andThe Provincial Capital Commission — Core Review Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister announced Tuesday.

Bennett, responsible for Core Review, provided a progress update announcing the first decisions of the Core Review process to ensure the best possible use of government resources and respect for the interests of taxpayers.

Blind cord safety

Blind cord safety

Did you know that ordinary household items such as window coverings can cause serious injuries to children? If your window coverings have cords, your children are at risk of strangulation and even death.

Good news: keeping your children safe is as easy as removing corded window coverings from your windows.

BC Liquor stores to accept donations for Philippines typhoon relief

Photo courtesy the Red Cross.

BC Liquor Stores customers can support Red Cross Super Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines by making a donation at any of the 195 BC Liquor Stores located in communities throughout the province.

These donations will help the Red Cross provide urgently-needed assistance in affected communities. This includes carrying out search and rescue operations, distributing food and mobilizing items like blankets, hygiene kits and sleeping mats. From today until Dec. 9, customers may make donations of $2 or $5 - or multiples thereof - at all checkouts in BC Liquor Stores.

Multiple charges laid in a 17 million dollar ponzi scheme investigation

Multiple charges laid in a 17 million dollar ponzi scheme investigation

RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) supported by the Vancouver Police Department commenced an investigation in February 2012 into a multi-million dollar ponzi scheme.
 
It is alleged that between January 1, 2010 to August 31, 2012, approximately $40,000,000 was obtained fraudulently from over 100 victims.
 

COMMENT: Harper,why we must stop the Canada-China FIPA and the deal you still don’t really know about

COMMENT: Harper,why we must stop the Canada-China FIPA and the deal you still don’t really know about

There are two very important things I would ask my readers to do today. First, head on over to this page.  There, you will find detailed and easy to understand instructions on how to register your comments with the sadly flawed, final environmental assessment for the Canada China FIPA that must be stopped.

Here's what 'my senate' would look like

Here's what 'my senate' would look like

What to do about the Senate? Abolishing it would put a merciful end to this remnant of royal trappings. Judging by the experience of the past few years, however, abolishing the Senate would bring us closer to a Vladimir Putin style democracy. I do not want to abolish the Senate, I want to see it restructured with a new focus on its purpose.

Double the natural gas reserves, double the funds

Double the natural gas reserves, double the funds

A new report released today reveals British Columbia's natural gas reserves are more than double previous estimates.

British Columbia's resource potential is a competitive advantage the province holds over many other areas of the globe competing for growth and investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG).

"The global demand for energy is increasing rapidly and clean-burning natural gas is the solution," said Rich Coleman, Minister of Natural Gas Development.

Tips flooding in after composite sketch released of suspect in UBC sexual assaults

Tips flooding in after composite sketch released of suspect in UBC sexual assaults

The BC RCMP Major Crimes Section would like to thank the public for the tips that are pouring in relating to the sexual assaults on the UBC, Vancouver campus. Since the release of the suspect composite sketch on Tuesday, Nov. 5 shortly after 12 p.m., there have been 57 additional tips of varying reliability that have been received by investigators through the tip lines.

Liquor review creates lots of interest

The BC Government received more than 75,000 views on its Liquor Policy Review website.

Liquor, or changes to government regulations, definitely was a hot-button topic for the BC public as more than 76,255 people logged into the Liquor Policy Review website to voice their opinions.

Parliamentary Secretary John Yap said the consultation process saw an nprecedented level of engagement with the public, stakeholders and industry groups.

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