Wednesday, October 28

British Columbia

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The government will invest $ 380,000 in BC’s electric vehicle network

The Government of Canada has pledged $ 380,000 to help the Summerland District of British Columbia build 22 electric vehicle (EV) chargers. This initiative will specifically result in six fast chargers for electric vehicles and 16 chargers for level 2 electric vehicles installed throughout the city, including in commercial businesses and its Tourist Information Center. The government says the first site is scheduled to open in fall 2020. The $ 380,000 funding comes from the federal government's Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Implementation Initiative (EVAFIDI) and the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program. The British Columbia Government is providing an additional $ 150,000. The investment is part o...
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eID-Me digital ID app launches in British Columbia

Ottawa-based Bluink has launched its eID-Me digital ID app in British Columbia. With the app, users can store sticker-free versions of their BC Services Card, BC Driver’s Licence, and combined BC Driver’s Licence and Services Card. For now, address stickers on ID cards can’t yet be verified by eID-Me, but Bluink says it’s working on adding support for them. It’s important to note that eID-Me isn’t a substitute for legal ID. That said, the app is intended to be used as a “secure, local backup” of your ID information on your phone, says Bluink. Further, the company says information is stored in the cloud, where it will never access it. eID-Me can be adopted by organizations to let users consent to share information to access services...
British Columbia, National

B.C.’s top doctor says ‘pay attention now’ to higher COVID-19 cases – The Canadian News

British Columbia’s provincial health officer says a higher number of COVID-19 cases over the last three days means the province could experience a rapid rebound of infections after successfully “bending the curve.” Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday that B.C. recorded 102 cases of the virus since Friday because people have increased their contacts to 20 or 30 people in some cases, from a low of three to four, so it’s time to “pay attention now.” Henry said she’s concerned the province is at a “tipping point” and it’s more challenging for public health workers to do contact tracing when an infected person has socialized with a high number of people. Gatherings should be limited to six people, mostly outdoors, and people should know who they’re connecting with as well as have a “cont...