BC Government Expanding Insulin Pump Coverage as of July 3, 2018

Do you or someone you know live with diabetes? Almost half a million British Columbians do.

The provincial government has announced that it has enhanced coverage for insulin pumps. As of July 3, 2018, insulin pumps are covered under BC Pharmacare for residents of any age. Prior to this announcement, insulin pumps were covered for BC residents under the age of 25 only. Insulin pumps can cost upwards of $6,000 to $7,000 (requiring replacement roughly every five years).

Our BCCA Employee Benefits plan includes coverage for insulin pumps. This decision to remove the age limit for coverage of insulin pumps under BC Pharmacare will help to share some of the cost so that the Extended Health plan remains affordable in the years to come.

For further details about this announcement, including some 'Quick Facts', visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018HLTH0060-001168

December 19, 2018

Taking Care of #1 This Winter

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November 16, 2018

Contract Awarded for Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative

The City of Victoria, on behalf of the Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative Steering Committee, is pleased to announce it has awarded a two-year contract to Scale Collaborative, Vancouver Island Construction Association, Buy Social Canada, and Presentations Plus to incubate a two-year Social Procurement Hub for the Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative (CCSPI).
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November 01, 2018

October 31: A Spirited Time for the Construction Industry

Over here at the Construction Association, we take full advantage of every opportunity to play dress up and act out of character, while still getting our jobs done. Some of us are super...and some of us are super twisted. We love seeing our members showing their spirited side as well!
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October 23, 2018

​Legislation better protects temporary foreign workers from exploitation

The legislation is intended to recognize the important role foreign workers have in B.C.’s growing economy. While most employers and recruiters are committed to treating foreign nationals fairly, there are some who require closer scrutiny and enforcement action. In 2017, there were 47,620 work permits issued for foreign workers destined for B.C. The third largest sector is accommodation and food services (8%), followed by construction (6%) and manufacturing (5%).
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October 18, 2018

Adding computational power to construction sites

IBM’s Watson supercomputer has beat Jeopardy champions, reconstituted recipes, and even helped create highlight reels for the World Cup. Now it’s taking on a new tech challenge; changing how the construction industry operates.
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