New BC Service Cards available in Golden on Feb. 15

Why? The reasons given for this new intrusion of our privacy is ridiculous!

Dear Editor,

Why? The reasons given for this new intrusion of our privacy is ridiculous! An extra almost 5 million BC Care cards issued? How many of those cards are paid up to date? Do they not keep track? When an ‘under 30’ someone asks for an alcoholic beverage costing $4 – 15 they are required to show 2 pieces of identification. And someone requesting expensive diagnostic or other medical services only needs to show the single care card? That’s ludicrous!

Will we be offered a free health services card if we DO NOT want our driver’s license tied to it, like non drivers?

Where is our CHOICE?

I think we have much bigger problems if this is the only option they can come up with to ensure non-residents do not receive any free medical attention on the public dime. Yes – they SAY there will be no access from one department to the other. Haven’t seen any news about leaked or dumped info? Our info is already being leaked – we don’t need to make it even easier!

Yes I am concerned about privacy – we have very little left.


Susan Davidson

Golden BC


Just Posted

More scares coming to Golden this Halloween

A new Halloween tradition is hoping to get started with a new haunted trail.

UPDATED: Hydro lines down near Moyie

Hydro lines affecting traffic on Highway 3 south of Moyie.

Golden Bylaw officer to star implementing tickets

Beginning next month, bylaw enforcement will begin to be implemented in the community.

All three victims identified in Fernie arena ammonia leak

Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith were from Fernie and Jason Podloski from Turner Valley, Alta

Rockets improving despite weekend losses

The Golden Rockets dropped both home games this weekend in two fast paced and exciting games.

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

Man in custody linked police search near Salmon Arm

Police have not connected arrest to search at Salmon River Road property

B.C. search groups mobilize for missing mushroom picker

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

Most Read