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Office of the Premier

4,900 new affordable rental homes on the way for B.C. families

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:15 AM

Help is on the way for middle-income families in 42 communities as the Province moves forward with more than 4,900 new affordable mixed-income rental homes as part of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

B.C., Washington state recommit to strengthening regional partnership, building sustainable future

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:13 PM

B.C. Premier John Horgan and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee met today for a bilateral meeting and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to act jointly to grow the region’s innovation economy, protect the environment and combat climate change, promote trade and improve transportation connectivity.


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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Recognizing apprentices who help build the best B.C.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 9:00 AM

The Government of British Columbia celebrates Apprenticeship Recognition Week (Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, 2018) and the many roles that apprentices play in supporting a strong, innovative economy and building the best B.C.


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Agriculture

New legislation makes it clear: Farmland is for farming

Monday, November 5, 2018 1:54 PM

Legislation introduced on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, makes it clear that land in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) is for farming and ranching in British Columbia, not for dumping construction waste or building mega-mansions.


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Attorney General

Province tables human rights commission legislation

Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:35 AM

Government has introduced legislative amendments to the Human Rights Code that will re-establish a human rights commission for B.C. to promote and protect human rights for all British Columbians.


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Children and Family Development

Child care facilities will prototype universal, affordable child care for parents

Friday, November 9, 2018 11:30 AM

The B.C. government is moving forward with 53 prototype projects around the province to deliver child care that will cost families a maximum of $200 per month per child.


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Citizens' Services

Working together to keep kids safe online

Monday, October 29, 2018 3:15 PM

As Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to an end, the Province encourages families, teachers and loved ones to continue to check in with young people about staying safe online.


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Education

Burnaby North community will benefit from a new, safer school

Friday, October 12, 2018 2:00 PM

One of B.C.’s largest schools will be replaced to support the needs of students, families and community members in the Burnaby North area for decades to come.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

New contest launched for better, more efficient buildings

Friday, November 2, 2018 2:15 PM

Designers, builders and developers are being challenged to make energy-efficient buildings more affordable for British Columbians.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

New name for provincial park a welcome change

Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:00 AM

Looking at the signs with the new Indigenous name for Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, Chief Oliver Arnouse of the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band cannot help but feel proud.


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Finance

Province moves forward on condo, strata assignment register

Monday, November 5, 2018 1:00 PM

The British Columbia government has released regulations to create a new condo and strata assignment register.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

B.C. trails enhanced with new funding

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:00 PM

A cash injection of almost $100,000 will be given to British Columbian outdoor clubs to improve trail riding conditions and promote rider safety.


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Health

New urgent primary care centre will deliver better health care to the West Shore

Friday, October 26, 2018 3:15 PM

The Government of British Columbia is opening a new urgent primary care centre for West Shore communities to better connect local residents with the primary health care they need.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

shíshálh Nation and B.C. sign landmark agreement, breaking new ground in advancing reconciliation

Thursday, October 4, 2018 11:30 AM

A landmark reconciliation agreement between the shíshálh Nation and B.C. recognizes and respects Indigenous title and rights, and supports self-determination and shíshálh self-government. 


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Jobs, Trade and Technology

Minister’s statement on B.C.’s strong economy

Friday, November 2, 2018 10:25 AM

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has issued the following statement on the release of the October 2018 Labour Force Survey:


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Labour

Legislation better protects temporary foreign workers from exploitation

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:30 PM

People coming to work in B.C. under the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program will have better protection against exploitation and abuse as a result of new legislation that has been introduced.


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Mental Health and Addictions

Reducing stigma, improving patient treatment focus of new pharmacists’ training

Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:00 PM

People living with an opioid use disorder will receive enhanced care as a result of a new training program for B.C. pharmacists dispensing the expanding range of life-saving treatment medications.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

4,900 new affordable rental homes on the way for B.C. families

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:15 AM

Help is on the way for middle-income families in 42 communities as the Province moves forward with more than 4,900 new affordable mixed-income rental homes as part of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Regulations ready B.C. for cannabis legalization

Friday, October 5, 2018 1:27 PM

New and amended regulations are now in place to support British Columbia’s legal cannabis regime and prioritize the health and safety of British Columbians.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Historic legislation sets targets, timelines to reduce poverty

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10:35 AM

British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy, guided by legislation introduced today, will lift thousands of people out of poverty, create more opportunities to break the cycle of poverty and make it easier for people to participate in their community.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Province, city seek to honour Vancouver’s Chinatown as UNESCO World Heritage site

Monday, September 17, 2018 9:15 AM

The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are joining together to have Vancouver’s Chinatown  designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site, because of its outstanding universal value.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Province rolls back speed limits on 570 km of highway

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 9:30 AM

The British Columbia government is lowering speed limits on 15 sections of highway in the province to keep people safer and reduce the chance of speed-related collisions.


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