Tomorrow is ELECTION DAY, BC!

2017 Provincial General ElectionThe BC Election is tomorrow, May 9th. We strongly urge everyone who can vote to do so.
Polls are open from 8am until 8pm.
In the Powell River Regional District, you can vote at the following locations:
• 9654 Larson Rd, Lund
• 5866 Lund St,
• 6792 Cranberry St
• 5001 Joyce Ave
• F-4493 Marine Ave
• 3676 Joyce Ave
• 11090 Sunshine Coast Hwy
• 4913 Gillies Bay Rd, Texada Island
• 2007 Waterman Ave, Texada Island
Voter ID
All voters must prove their identity and residential address before voting. You can find  all the Voter ID information and more at
If you have any questions, please call the District Electoral Office at
(604) 485-0678.

Early Voting!!

Did you know you can vote early?
-From now until 4:00 pm on May 9th you can vote at the District Electroral Office located at F-4493 Marine Ave. The office hours are:
April 11-28, May 1-2 and May 8
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 29-30 and May 3-6
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, closed
-There is also advance voting at 55-7100 Alberni, that’s at The Town Centre Mall.
Advance voting dates:
Sat-Sun, Apr 29-30 Fri-Sat May 5-6.
All Advance voting times are: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
-For more information please call The Electoral District office at (604)485-0678 or go to the Elections BC website.

Disability Assistance Rate Increase – Effective April 1, 2017

Update from the Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation:

The Province has just announced an  increase to disability assistance rates.

  • As of April 1, 2017, disability assistance support rates will rise by $50 per month, an annual total of $600.
  • Once the increase takes effect, a single person with the PWD designation will receive up to $1,033 per month in disability assistance, up from $983.
  • A couple in which both are PWDs will receive an additional $100 per month, for a total of up to $1,773.

For more information, see Newsroom for this week’s news releases.

Applications now open for 2017 CLBC-BCGEU Scholarship Fund

Applications are now open for this year’s CLBC / BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) scholarship fund. Recipients are eligible for up to $2,500 each to attend job-related skills training, post-secondary courses or community recreation activities, or to offset the indirect costs of attending a post-secondary institution. The $100,000, five-year fund was established as part of the 2012 collective agreement between CLBC and the BCGEU, and began awarding scholarships as of 2014.

Information on the scholarship is now available on the CLBC website at and the online application form can be accessed here. The deadline to submit an application is March 31, 2017.