Edition: govTogetherBC April 2016
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In this issue:
PharmaCare opened 3 new drugs April 20
Before PharmaCare decides if it will cover a drug, the drug goes through a full review. The purpose of a drug review is to ensure that covering it supports the health & well-being of British Columbians as well as ensuring it is affordable and provides the best value. Patients, caregivers and patient groups have the opportunity to add their voices to the drug review process. There are currently three drugs up for review and public comment. Visit the PharmaCare: Your Voice site at the ‘Get Involved’ link below for more information covered drugs and the consultation process.
Spill Preparedness & Response Plan opened April 5
The Province of B.C. invites your feedback on the Spill Preparedness and Response Intentions Paper until June 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm. The engagement process includes an online discussion; a plenary session for industry, local governments, First Nations and other stakeholders; Regional Meetings with First Nations and Technical Working Groups. Visit the site to read the Intentions Paper, Summary and join the online discussion until June 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Get Involved.
Help Cut Red Tape Engagement
The purpose of this engagement was to ask citizens to share stories and ideas about how the B.C. government can save people time, provide easier access to services, and lead to possible changes to B.C. government policies, programs, and regulation. The first phase of the project took place between October 22nd and December 3rd, 2015. On an ongoing basis, you can share your ideas with government on reducing red tape. Learn more here & share your idea. Get Involved.
McKenzie Interchange design chosen – April 26
The Province of B.C. and the Government of Canada are investing $85 million in the development and construction of the McKenzie Interchange Project, a new interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway at the Intersection with Admirals Road and McKenzie Avenue in Saanich. On April 26, the final design plan was announced by Minister Todd Stone. Based on technical analysis and feedback received to date from the public and stakeholders, the new McKenzie interchange will be built as a partial cloverleaf, with construction set to being in late 2016. Learn more.