If you didn't already know British Columbia was "The Best Place on Earth," you soon will. In an email sent out last Thursday, acting corporate operations director Anita Pangborne-LaHue advised employment and income assistance staff that the provincial government's new BC mark - "which features a rising sun, mountains and water," as well as the "The Best Place on Earth" motto - "will now be used consistently across government." As a result, the ministry is working to update all "external documents" to accommodate that mark. And that surely will be a comfort to the 134,000 British Columbians presently receiving employment or income assistance. The following is a complete copy of that email.
From: LaHue, Anita EIA:EX
Sent: Thu 18/01/2007 3:24 PM
Subject: Use of Government Logo
As you may know, government has been transitioning from using the government crest to using a new BC Mark on all government documents. We are now entering the next phase of implementation. The mark, which features a rising sun, mountains and water, the British Columbia wordmark "The Best Place on Earth".
Effective immediately, this mark will now be used consistently cross-government.
Please note that divisions who currently hold 'hard copies' of documents, such as business cards or letter head, which bear the crest or any other logo are to exhaust their current stock before new copies, with the new logo, are ordered. Staff are not required to provide the logo when new stock is ordered as Queens Printer has been advised to use the new mark on all government documents.
In order to accommodate these changes, Corporate Operations is currently working, in collaboration with Information Privacy and Records Management Branch, to update all internal ministry forms and templates available on the Inter/Intranet with the government mark. External documents and online copies of current ministry publications, such as brochures, will also be updated.
For your reference, a letterhead template and business card template, using the new logo along with an electronic version of the BC Mark are available at: http://icw.eia.gov.bc.ca/commun/index.htm
Corporate Operations Branch
Corporate Planning and Operations Division