Nominations for the province’s highest recognition of excellence and lifetime achievement, the Order of British Columbia for 2014, are now being accepted.
In a press release issued January 7, Judith Guichon, lieutenant governor and chancellor of the Order of BC, said: “The order...is the province’s most prestigious accolade and gives us the opportunity to recognize the outstanding works of individuals in our communities who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to make all our lives better.”
Any person or group can nominate a deserving individual as a candidate, by completing a nomination form online, by email email@example.com or by phone 1.250.387.1616.
All nominations and letters of support must be received by Friday, March 7, at the secretariat’s office, First Floor, 548 Michigan Street, Victoria, V8V 1S2, or by email.
Up and down the BC coastline, rallies will be taking place on Saturday, January 18, to object to BC Ferries’ fare increases and the service cuts announced by the provincial government.
The Powell River rally is being held at the Westview ferry terminal, 12:30 to 1:30 pm. All members of the community, especially sports teams in their team uniforms, are invited to attend and bring letters for Premier Christy Clark and signs. Letters, describing how the cuts and fair increases impact families, businesses and sports teams, will be collected at the rally.
To find out more, readers can visit the “Fighting for fair ferry fares” Facebook page or contact Natasha Blanchette at firstname.lastname@example.org.