BC replaces CareCard
BC’s government will start rolling out a program to replace CareCards on February 15. The new BC Services Card is replacing the current card, which is required by BC residents to obtain medical services.
The new card will include a photograph, anti-forgery features and other measures to ensure it remains a secure piece of identification.
The BC Services Card will be combined with a driver’s licence. Residents will obtain the new card when they renew their driver’s licence. Non-drivers and children will also enrol at locations where driver’s licences are issued.
Once a person enrols, he or she will be issued a new BC Services Card, or a combined card, and will need to re-enrol every five years. Children and certain groups of adults, such as the elderly or those in residential care or extended hospital care, will be exempted from re-enrolling or managed through special arrangements, according to the government.
Town clock meeting
City of Powell River officials have scheduled a public meeting to discuss a proposed plan for the vacant lot on the southeast corner of Marine Avenue and Alberni Street.
City staff will make a presentation about a plan to locate a community town clock on the property, along with improvements to vehicle parking and public amenities, as well as a landscape design. The city is seeking input on its plan.
The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, January 15 in the Elm Room at Powell River Recreation Complex.