Media wrap up: $500 million new investment for B.C. seniors

On March  9th, the B.C. Government and the Minister of Health announced significant funding investments in seniors care along with an Action Plan created by Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors, Darryl Plecas. Since the announcement, numerous media coverage has been published in the past 24 hours. The funding aimed to improve seniors care is indeed a triumph for the province’s continuing care sector showing that #CareWillBeThere.  Below is a sample of the media and online coverage on this significant announcement.



Global BC News Hour- “Province to Invest $500M to Improve Seniors Care

CTV Vancouver – “Province to Provide Millions for Seniors Care”

CTV Vancouver Island – “B.C. Announces Four-Year, $500M Plan to Improve Seniors

Fairchild TV- (Cantonese)


CKNW Radio: Jill Bennett Show – Interview with Daniel Fontaine

Summit 107FM (East Kootenay)- “BC Government Increasing Direct Care Supports for Seniors Province-Wide” The segment featured Jennifer Whiteside, Secretary Business Manager, Hospital Employees Union 


This article was published in numerous publications across the country: Province announces $500-million over four years for seniors’ care

  • Yahoo Canada News
  • iNews 880 AM (Edmonton)
  • CHQR 770AM (Calgary)
  • AM 730 (Vancouver)
  • CJOB AM 680 (Winnipeg)
  • Winnipeg Free Press
  • The Brandon Sun (Manitoba)

A large number of publications released the same article: BC announces four-year, $500-million plan to improve seniors care

  • Vancouver MetroNews
  • CTV News Vancouver
  • Nanaimo News Now
  • CFJC Today (Kamloops)

Black Press published this article in the following publications: Senior care will improve, health minister vows

  • BC Local News
  • Aldergove Star
  • Parksville Qualicum Beach News
  • The Golden Star
  • Oak Bay News
  • Langley Times
  • Castlegar News
  • The Chilliwack Progress
  • Arrow Lakes News
  • Keremeos Review
  • Williams Lake Tribune
  • Agassiz Harrison Observer
  • Peace Arch News
  • Nelson Star
  • Victoria News
  • Campbell River Mirror
  • Kootenay News Advertiser
  • Abbotsford News
  • Surrey Now
  • Mission City Record
  • Maple Ridge News
  • Nanaimo News Bulletin
  • Surrey Leader
  • Summerland Review
  • Cowichan Valley Citizen
  • Rossland News
  • North Delta Reporter
  • Comox Valley Record
  • Goldstream News Gazette (Victoria)
  • Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal
  • Revelstoke Review
  • Cloverdale Reporter
  • Prince Rupert Northern View
  • Alberni Valley News
  • The Free Press (Fernie)
  • Sicamous Eagle Valley News
  • Coast Mountain News (Bella Coola)
  • Comox Valley Echo
  • Sooke News Mirror
  • Langley Advance
  • Terrace Standard
  • Saanich News
  • Peninsula News Review (Victoria area)
  • Salmon Arm Observer
  • Penticton Western News
  • Vernon Morning Star
  • Kelowna Capital News