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Chilliwack, BC, December 21, 2011 – Following its launch earlier this year, the Food Innovation Centre of BC has selected its new CEO, Mike Leslie. Mr. Leslie has more than 25 years in the food industry, with experience in both the domestic and international markets. His background includes management and board positions and he has worked with food processors on a wide range of products.

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Abbotsford, B.C., October 21, 2011 . “We are delighted with the announcement of the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation on the steps they are taking to further encourage business immigrants to invest in B.C. through the BC Provincial Nominee Program,” Nico Human, BCFPA CEO says. “We are particularly pleased to see that the BC PNP’s Entry Level and Semi-Skilled pilot will now become a permanent program. This is something we fought hard to get into place, and to hear that it will now stay in place is truly heartwarming.

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From the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation

VICTORIA – The provincial government is taking steps to further encourage business immigrants to invest in communities in regional B.C. through the BC Provincial Nominee Program.

This is one of a series of steps as part of a commitment in ‘Canada Starts Here - The BC Jobs Plan’ to attract more entrepreneurs from other countries to help create jobs regionally.

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) provides accelerated permanent resident status to entrepreneurs and qualified workers based on labour market and...

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Abbotsford, BC, 11 August 2011. "We want to set the record straight and assure British Columbians that their health and safety is of paramount concern in the production of food in BC and that people will not be put at risk," says Nico Human, CEO of the BC Food Processors Association, referring to the story “Ottawa Dumps Meat Inspection on British Columbia,” posted on 10 August 2011 on the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Food Safety First website.

Human leads the BC Food Processors Association ( www.bcfpa.ca ), a not-for-profit...

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Vancouver, B.C., July 26, 2011. The BC Food Processors Association is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee for 2011/12 consists of:

Dave Eto , President and Board Chair, Premium Brands Peter Higgins , First Vice-Chair, Purdy’s Chocolates Davis Yung , Second Vice-Chair, Fresh Direct Produce Ltd. Robin Smith , Past Chair, BC Dairy Foundation Chris Ball , Secretary, Reliance Insurance Pieter Vanderpol , Treasurer, Vanderpol Food Group Stan Rogers , MTAP Steering Committee Chair, Superior Freeze Dry