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Register by Jan. 26 for 'Conversation' in Victoria March 10

January 15, 2007
The provincial government has announced the dates for the regional forums on health care. In Victoria, the forum will be held March 10 at the Hotel Grand Pacific. Deadline for registration for the forum in Victoria is January 26. 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 9.

Scholarships and bursaries available for HSA members and their families

January 15, 2007
HSA is offering scholarships and bursaries to all members and their children. We will be awarding ten scholarships for full-time studies, ten bursaries for full-time studies and two aboriginal scholarships. The criteria and details are set out on the application forms. To obtain a copy please see the HSA website: www.hsabc.org or contact your chief steward.

Nearly one in four Canadians make early RRSP withdrawals

January 10, 2007
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

January 9, 2007
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

What's your health care worth?

January 9, 2007
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Holiday best wishes

December 20, 2006
In past years, the Health Sciences Association has marked the holiday season with cards of thanks and greetings to activists, colleagues, supporters and suppliersto thank you for the work you do with us throughout the year.

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

December 20, 2006
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.

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

December 20, 2006
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 Jan. 11 for 'Conversation' in Kelowna

December 20, 2006
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.

HSA regions amended

December 20, 2006
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.