What to Expect
Access to health care remains the most pressing issue in the province, with Vernon-Monashee NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu facing a recall effort over the issue. Premier Horgan is facing growing pressure to address the lack of doctors and other health care services.
The Week That Was
Shayne Ramsay announced his retirement as CEO of B.C. Housing, a position he held for 22 years. He said he no longer had confidence in an adequate solution to the province’s housing problem and this was his primary reason for leaving but added that he sometimes feared for his personal safety.
In an effort to lessen pollution, the Nelson Civic Centre will be undergoing upgrades that will increase the building’s overall energy-efficiency with an investment of $2.82 million from the provincial government, $1 million from the federal government, and $1.4 million from the City of Nelson.
The province’s unemployment rate hit a historic low of 4.7 per cent was the addition of 14,900 jobs, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for July 2022.
The 13th round of Columbia River Treaty negotiations will be held in Richmond from August 10-11, 2022. The focus will be to modernize the agreement.