DAWSON CREEK – Action Health and Safety Services, owned by sisters Sandra and Shelley Milne is one of four businesses being highlighted as a B.C. Job Maker this March. All of this month’s business are owned and operated by women in celebration of this past International Women’s Day.

Action Health and Safety Services provides first aid, emergency care and security services to oil patches throughout northeastern B.C. and northwestern Alberta.

“Action Health and Safety Services is a jobs creator for Dawson Creek and area, and provides an essential service to the natural gas industry,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “They showcase how women can be successful entrepreneurs and I hope young women will look up to the Milne sisters and be inspired to start their own small business which is critical to a strong economy in British Columbia.”

Sandra bought the business in 2008 after working there as an employee. Shelley became a more active partner in 2012 after Sandra was diagnosed with cancer.

In 2010, the company was named one of Canada’s fastest growing businesses and the sisters were named in the top 25 entrepreneurs in Canada in 2010 and 2011.

B.C. Job Makers are successful small businesses in British Columbia that have created jobs and helped grow the economy. Every month government shares the stories of four businesses from around the province to share their success stories and best business practices.

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, all of the businesses highlighted are owned and operated by women. These stories demonstrate the important role women play in the B.C. economy.