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Office of the Premier

New cabinet focuses on keeping people safe, fighting COVID-19

Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:55 PM Translations

Premier John Horgan has announced a new cabinet that will focus on keeping people healthy and safe through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Advanced Education and Skills Training

Statement on public post-secondary back-to-school gatherings

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:45 AM

Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, has issued the following statement on the excessive number of students gathering publicly at the University of Victoria (UVic) outside of educational activities:


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Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

COVID-19 recovery programs to support farmers

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:17 PM

Two new programs, and increased support for a third one, will help improve food security and build a stronger economy following COVID-19.


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Attorney General

Parliamentary secretary's statement in response to addressing-racism report

Monday, November 30, 2020 5:00 PM

Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, has issued the following statement on Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report, In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care:


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Children and Family Development

Thousands more child care spaces coming for B.C. families

Friday, September 18, 2020 8:45 AM Translations

B.C. families in 35 communities will soon have access to thousands of quality, licensed child care spaces as the Province marks a new milestone in its Childcare BC plan.


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Citizens' Services

Communications infrastructure funding to support economic recovery in rural B.C.

Monday, September 21, 2020 8:55 AM

The Province will make a significant investment in connectivity to encourage a rapid expansion of high-speed internet access and drive regional economic development in rural areas, Indigenous communities and along B.C.’s highways.


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Education

Detailed plans support safe return to classroom

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:00 PM Translations

Back to school plans for K-12 families are now posted for all 60 school districts, so parents and families can prepare to support their children for a safe return to the classroom.


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Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Minister’s statement on BC Hydro rate decrease

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:15 PM

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, has released the following statement in response to BC Hydro’s announcement that rates will decrease by an additional 0.6% in 2020-21 and customers will receive a one-time bill credit in early 2021 as a result:


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Asian giant hornet found in Aldergrove

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:30 PM

A single Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarina) was found near the junction of Fraser Highway and Highway 13 in Aldergrove on Nov. 7, 2020, approximately five kilometres away from where one was found in Abbotsford on Nov. 2.


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Finance

B.C. launches Land Owner Transparency Registry

Monday, November 30, 2020 12:45 PM

Registered owners of real estate in B.C. must now register and provide information about their interest holders with the Land Owner Transparency Registry, to help expose and stop illegal funds in B.C.’s housing market.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Bridging the gap: Government keeps promise on Kus-kus-sum project

Friday, November 27, 2020 1:31 PM
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An abandoned sawmill site at the edge of the Comox estuary will be restored to its natural state following $650,000 in additional bridge funding from the B.C. government.


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Health

Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Monday, November 30, 2020 4:25 PM Translations
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Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Review recommends steps to solve widespread racism in B.C. health care

Monday, November 30, 2020 1:25 PM

Indigenous people in British Columbia are exposed to widespread racism that often results in negative experiences at the point of care, inequitable medical treatment, physical harm and even death, the independent review into Indigenous-specific discrimination in the province’s health-care system has found.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Four projects benefit from French-language funding

Friday, September 18, 2020 3:15 PM Translations

The Province has announced that it is partnering with four non-profit organizations to support projects that directly benefit British Columbia’s francophone community.


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Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

COVID-19 recovery programs to support farmers

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:17 PM

Two new programs, and increased support for a third one, will help improve food security and build a stronger economy following COVID-19.


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Labour

Temporary layoff extensions protect thousands of jobs

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:15 PM

The Province has protected jobs and workers impacted by COVID-19 with an online variance application that simplified the process to extend temporary layoffs, resulting in the approval of more than 500 variances that protect more than 9,100 jobs across a variety of economic sectors.


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Mental Health and Addictions

More than five people a day dying from drug toxicity: BC Coroners Service

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:00 AM

The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to Oct. 31, 2020, with 162 illicit drug toxicity deaths reported in October.


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Municipal Affairs

New infrastructure funding to support COVID-19 response, recovery

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:00 AM

The Province is accepting applications from local governments, Indigenous communities and not-for-profit organizations for nearly $136 million in infrastructure grants to help communities develop resilience in response to COVID-19.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Province extends emergency, introduces mask enforcement measures

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:55 PM Translations

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is aligning the Province’s measures under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) with the provincial health officer’s (PHO) guidance that masks must be worn in indoor public places. 


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

More than five people a day dying from drug toxicity: BC Coroners Service

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:00 AM

The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to Oct. 31, 2020, with 162 illicit drug toxicity deaths reported in October.


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Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

New motion picture fund backs B.C. stories

Monday, September 14, 2020 9:41 AM

B.C. creators and producers will receive help to get projects off the ground, with new government funding targeted for the motion picture industry as it restarts.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Broadway Subway street-level station designs open to public input

Monday, November 30, 2020 12:30 PM
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Six new Broadway Subway stations are coming to Vancouver neighbourhoods as part of the Government of British Columbia’s Broadway Subway Project, bringing faster, more convenient travel for people in Vancouver.


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