Order of BC nominations open

Nominate someone for this prestigious provincial award

Nominations for the province’s highest recognition of excellence and lifetime achievement – the Order of British Columbia for 2012 – are now  being accepted.

“The Order of British Columbia is the province’s most prestigious accolade and is an official part of the Canadian Honours system,” said Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor and Chancellor of the Order of British Columbia.

To submit a candidate’s name and biographical information, nominators are asked to complete the OBC nomination form. These can be obtained by:

• Downloading the form from the website: www.orderofbc.gov.bc.ca

• Requesting the form from any government agent office, or from the Honours and Awards Secretariat office at 250 387-1616.

Nominations for the Order of British Columbia will be accepted at the Secretariat’s office (1st floor, 548 Michigan St., Victoria  V8V 1S2) until 5 p.m., March 10, 2012.

Just Posted

Temperature records broken in Esquimalt Harbour and four other B.C. cities

The last temperature record in Esquimalt Harbour was set in 1999

Shoebox Project reaches out to women in crisis

Boxes are distributed to transition homes

Pearkes book sale will have 15,000 titles

Some seek volume of books while others hunt early editions in annual Saanich sale

Colwood mayor pitches ferry as commuter alternative

Mayor Rob Martin says different modes of transportation need to be considered

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

B.C. teacher’s Amazing Race takes students on Canada-wide adventure

Agassiz high school students say they had the experience of a life time

Don’t sign USMCA until LGBTQ language excised, U.S. lawmakers urge Trump

The trade agreement, forged after 13 months of tense negotiations between Canada and the U.S. is scheduled for Nov. 30

US official: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

Vice-President Mike Pence told reporters that ‘the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was an atrocity.’

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Road rescue near Sayward points to volunteer need

Fire department recruits can be tough for small, remote communities

Most Read