Canadian Standards Association seeks input on draft home inspection standards
The Ministry Responsible for Housing is sharing the following information: The Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) is seeking input on their draft home inspection standards. CSA Group has worked with the home inspection industry, consumers, provinces/territories and others to develop independent draft standards for home inspections in Canada. Your feedback and comments will be accepted until December 15, 2014.
Please note that the Canadian Standards Association review is a separate initiative from the one the BC government will be undertaking. However the Province will review the final draft of the CSA standards to determine its applicability to home inspections in B.C.
To access the CSA draft home inspection standards and to provide your input, please click here (note that you will need to create a login).
Can a debt collector call you at work? Top 3 eye-opening facts about debt collection in BC
(Oct. 27, 2014) VICTORIA, BC – With Financial Literacy Month set to kick off on Nov. 1, Consumer Protection BC is sharing three little-known facts about what debt collectors are (and aren’t) allowed to do when collecting debts from BC consumers.
Important news for home inspectors
Last fall, the B.C. Government asked for your participation in an online survey to get input regarding improvements to the regulatory model for Home Inspectors. Today, the Ministry Responsible for Housing has announced changes to home inspector licensing requirements. Please read their press release here for more details.
Industry Advisory from the CDC: Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries
Consumer Protection BC is sharing this advisory which has been released for global broadcast by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. More information is available on the CDC website.
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