Premier Christy Clark visits Guangzhou

Philippines part of B.C. trade mission

Premier Christy Clark is making her first visit to South Korea since free trade deal signed with Canada

Premier Christy Clark is heading back to Asia for her seventh trade mission in May, skipping China and visiting the Philippines instead.

Beijing and Shanghai have been key stops for B.C. trade missions in recent years, but this time the May 23-31 tour includes Seoul, Tokyo and Manila.

“This trade mission will focus on strengthening trade and investment with priority markets in South Korea and Japan and developing new trade ties with the Philippines,” Clark said in a statement.

It’s Clark’s first visit to South Korea since Canada signed a free trade agreement with the government in 2015. The Philippines has expressed interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which does not include China or South Korea.

Participants in the TPP are Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and Vietnam.

 

Just Posted

The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read