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Register by Jan. 19 for 'Conversation' in Chilliwack

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. In Chilliwack, the forum will be held March 3 at the Rhombus Hotel.

Deadline for registration for the forum in Chilliwack is January 19.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Chilliwack, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for March 2.

Radio series highlights occupational health and safety issues in health care

CBC Radio airs a three-part series on occupational health and safety issues in health care starting tonight.

The series includes a close look at occupational injury among ultrasound technologists, and features interviews with HSA members and staff,  as well as expert Judy Village, who is one of only six certified professional egonomists in British Columbia.

Nearly one in four Canadians make early RRSP withdrawals

Ottawa  ... A new survey from Scotiabank has found that almost a quarter of Canadians (23%) have taken money out of their RRSP and one in five does not plan to reinvest that amount, despite financial penalties.

The study, designed to understand Canadians' attitudes and behaviour toward RRSP savings, found that the primary purposes for withdrawal were to buy a first home, cover day-to-day living expenses and pay down debt. More than 1,000 investors over 18 participated in the on-line survey in October.

Victoria meeting on trade, investment and labour mobility agreement

BC and Alberta have inked a new pact, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) that will increase privatization, allow private investors to challenge public programs, policies and regulations, and restrict governments ability to act in the public interest.

Discuss what social activists can do about it at a public meeting 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 17 at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph at Victoria, Vancouver, B.C.

Featured Speaker : Ellen Gould

Register by Jan. 12 for 'Conversation' in Nanaimo

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care.

Deadline for registration for the forum in Nanaimo is January 12.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Kelowna, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 16.

HSA regions amended

As provided under the HSA constitution, the unions Board of Directors has approved changes to the ten regions. The new regions composition reflects changes in the governance of health care regions while continuing to provide for numerical balance among the HSA regions.

The changes in regions were reviewed by delegates to the union's fall regional meetings, and feedback to the Board of Directors was positive.

Register by Jan. 11 for 'Conversation' in Kelowna

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care.

Deadline for registration for the forum in Kelowna is January 11.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.'  In Kelowna, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 16.

Register by Dec. 29 for 'Conversation' forum in Surrey

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care.

Deadline for registration for the first two forums, to be held in Kamloops and Surrey, is December 29.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.' The 'professional' forum in Kamloops is scheduled for February 2. In Surrey, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 9.

Register by Dec. 29 for 'Conversation' forum in Kamloops

The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care.

Deadline for registration for the first two forumsa, to be held in Kamloops and Surrey, is December 29.

Health care professionals have been barred from participating in the public forums, but are encouraged to participate in 'professional forums.' The 'professional' forum in Kamloops is scheduled for February 2. In Surrey, the 'professional' forum is scheduled for Feb. 9.