Bank executive appointed to Pacific District Council
The regulatory body that oversees Canadian stockbrokers has added a second Island representative to its Pacific District Council. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has elected Ronald Walchuk, vice-president and regional manager of National Bank Financial, to a two-year term as one of the two representatives from the Island. David Nicholson of Queensbury Securities has another year remaining on his second two-year term. Nicholson also serves on the Investment Industry Association of Canada’s B.C. Regional Committee.
UVic Ring editor retires
Robie Liscomb, who joined the University of Victoria as a public information officer in 1987 and served as editor of its community newspaper, The Ring, since 2007, has retired. Born in the U.S., Liscomb and his wife Kathlyn, a professor of art history at UVic, became Canadian citizens in in 1994. He had previously been a senior science writer at World Book Encyclopedia. Liscomb is planning to start a small poetry publishing press. Marc Christensen succeeds Liscomb as editor of The Ring.
School districts are getting ready for summer work with a number of new tenders issued last week. School District 61 tendered for a boiler replacement at Tillicum Elementary and a mechanical upgrade at Lake Hill Elementary. School District 62 is looking for roofing contractors for replacements at Dunsmuir Middle School and Savory Elementary and Metchosin Technical Centre. School District 64 also issued a tender for a fire protection upgrade to Pender Island School ... The University of Victoria has issued a tender for an interior renovation to Felicita’s Pub, including a 200-square-foot expansion to take over the patio space. Construction is scheduled for this summer. More details are at yellowsheet.ca
Design Group Staffing Inc., Canada’s largest privately owned staffing firm, has reorganized two of its divisions, The People Bank and The Placement Group under a new brand called Talentcor. Talentcor will specialize in administrative professionals, light industrial, sales and marketing, customer service, human resources, legal, skilled trades and procurement. The Edmonton-based company employs more than 350 people in 17 offices across Canada, including Victoria.