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2017

11.12.2017

01.12.2017

CounterAttack Turns 40, Impaired Driving Still Serious Issue

Today, the B.C. government, police and ICBC marked the 40th anniversary of CounterAttack. Since CounterAttack began in 1977, alcohol-related fatalities have decreased from over 300 per year to an average of 65 related deaths*. Yet the sobering truth is that impaired driving still remains a top contributing factor for fatal crashes in B.C. This holiday … Read More

30.11.2017

MSP changes effective January 1, 2018

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium rates and the Regular Premium Assistance program will be changing. This information may be important to you if you are a Group Plan Administrator for your company’s health plan. Changes include: Current rates for MSP Premiums will be reduced by 50 per cent for all British … Read More

30.11.2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards Winners

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and have become the standard of excellence for industry businesses and organizations. The following BC tourism and hospitality businesses and employees have been named the winners of this year’s Canadian Tourism … Read More

24.11.2017

go2HR Demonstrates Excellent Commitment to Workplace Safety with COR Certification

Vancouver, BC – go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to become certified by the Certificate of Recognition Program (COR). As part of their commitment to promote workplace safety within the tourism industry, go2HR is the certifying partner for the COR program in partnership with WorkSafeBC, developing audit tools and supporting tourism operators to … Read More

09.11.2017

Thompson Rivers University to Represent at Provincial Winning Pitch Competition

On November 2, three teams of post-secondary students from the Thompson Okanagan region competed in the Winning Pitch regional competition. The Winning Pitch, hosted by go2HR, is a case competition where post-secondary students apply their strategic thinking to come up with a new tourism business or service idea based on a local, realistic scenario to … Read More

01.11.2017

North Island College offering Free Tuition for Prep Cook Certificate

North Island College is offering a unique opportunity to Campbell River regional residents at a significantly reduced rate (free tuition). The Prep Cook Certificate program has been developed for individuals who have a passion and commitment to the food service and culinary industry. The program is well suited to individuals who can benefit from formal training, … Read More

06.10.2017

Nominations Open for the 2018 Small Business BC Awards

The 15th Annual Small Business BC Awards competition is now open for nominations and public voting. The Small Business BC Awards is the largest small business awards competition in the province. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of BC’s entrepreneurs and celebrate the contributions new and existing businesses registered in BC, with fewer than 50 … Read More

29.09.2017

2018 WorkSafeBC Base Rates Reduced for Most BC Tourism & Hospitality

Vancouver, BC – go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to share that the 2018 WorkSafeBC Base Rates will reduce for most tourism and hospitality sectors. The preliminary base rates were announced today on the WorkSafeBC website. “This is great news for our industry,” says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2HR. “These are substantial decreases … Read More

13.09.2017

2017 Canadian Tourism Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the following BC tourism and hospitality businesses and employees for making it on the finalists list! The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above … Read More

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