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Office of the Premier

Five conditions secure coastal protection and economic benefits for all British Columbians

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:00 PM

Following the Trudeau government’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, the Province’s clear, consistent and principled position on its five conditions has resulted in tangible and significant investments that will protect British Columbia’s environmental and economic interests.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Trade missions fostered new investment, business deals in 2016

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:30 AM

Trade missions are an important part of British Columbia’s strategy to support economic growth and job creation throughout the province, as well as BC Jobs Plan objectives.


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Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Clean-energy fund shines light on renewables

Friday, December 23, 2016 10:00 AM

Holiday lights are shining a little greener this winter in several remote First Nations communities that are making big strides to reduce their reliance on diesel fuel.


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Advanced Education

Start the year with a new career in the trades

Sunday, January 1, 2017 9:00 AM

The start of a new year marks a fresh beginning full of opportunity. If a new job is on your “to-do” list, consider a future in a rewarding career in the trades.


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Agriculture

Keeping ahead of the competition – Canada and B.C. fund agrifood research programs

Friday, January 13, 2017 10:00 AM

In the first half of 2016, the governments of Canada and B.C. invested approximately $6.9 million to support business development, innovation, food safety, sustainability and future agriculture leaders in B.C.’s agri-food sector.


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Children and Family Development

80+ parents sign up for new adoption portal in its first month

Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:00 AM

B.C.’s new adoption website, Adopt BC Kids, has attracted 84 prospective adoptive families just six weeks after going live, helping to provide more loving homes for B.C.’s waiting children.


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Community, Sport and Cultural Development

B.C. marks Canada 150 with cultural legacies

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:00 AM

To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Province is launching a funding program to celebrate B.C. communities and their contribution to Canada. The Government of British Columbia will invest $8 million in museums and heritage sites throughout the province.


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Education

B.C. students continue to crack the code in 2017 with new skills

Sunday, January 8, 2017 9:00 AM

Students have returned to their classroom this past week to continue learning the skills they need to succeed in our changing world.


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Energy and Mines

The gift of natural resources in B.C. has year-round benefits

Friday, December 23, 2016 10:30 AM

British Columbia’s mineral and coal production is a major pillar of the province’s economy and the raw materials mined right here in B.C. — like coal, copper, gold, lead and zinc — are needed to produce many of the consumer products British Columbians rely on in their daily lives.


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Environment

Five conditions secure coastal protection and economic benefits for all British Columbians

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:00 PM

Following the Trudeau government’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, the Province’s clear, consistent and principled position on its five conditions has resulted in tangible and significant investments that will protect British Columbia’s environmental and economic interests.


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Finance

Increased home owner grant helps families with property taxes

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:00 AM

The Province is increasing the home owner grant threshold to $1.6 million, helping keep property taxes affordable for families and ensuring most home owners will continue to receive the full grant this year.


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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Winter recreation opportunities galore to explore

Saturday, December 17, 2016 9:30 AM

Get out and explore the province’s abundance of snowmobiling, cross-country and backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing sites and trails this winter.


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Health

A day at a time: Celebrating National Non-Smoking Week

Sunday, January 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Health Minister Terry Lake released the following statement to recognize National Non-Smoking Week (Jan. 15-21, 2017) and Weedless Wednesday on Jan. 18:


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International Trade

Commemorative monument honours Cumberland Chinese Canadians

Friday, January 13, 2017 1:15 PM

A commemorative monument unveiled today in the historic Cumberland Chinese Cemetery recognizes the contributions of Chinese Canadians to B.C.’s rich cultural, historical and economic mosaic.


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Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

BC Jobs Plan sets the stage for job and economic growth in 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:00 AM

The Province of British Columbia finished 2016 with a record number of jobs created, the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, expanded economic activity and increased exports in key market sectors.


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Justice

B.C. offers increased protection for those at risk of family violence

Monday, December 5, 2016 11:15 AM

Government is acting to ensure greater safety and protection of those experiencing or are at risk of family violence, by using professional process servers for delivery of protection orders at no cost to applicants, in all regions of the province.


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Natural Gas Development

B.C. HOME Partnership program open for applications

Monday, January 16, 2017 3:00 PM

British Columbians looking to purchase their first home can apply to the B.C. Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program, which helps first-time homebuyers create secure and stable futures for their families through home ownership.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Keep the season merry – plan ahead before you drive!

Friday, December 9, 2016 6:35 PM

Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General teamed up with ICBC and Prince George RCMP, to remind motorists that there is never an excuse to drive while affected by alcohol or drugs and to plan ahead this holiday season.


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Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

Take it slow – less is more with moderation

Friday, January 13, 2017 9:00 AM

Through a new social responsibility campaign, the Province is promoting moderation and encouraging responsible alcohol consumption.


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Social Development and Social Innovation

CityStudio is synonymous with social innovation

Monday, January 16, 2017 10:00 AM

In 2011, Duane Elverum and Janet Moore of Simon Fraser University co-founded CityStudio, a learning hub in Vancouver that connects students, instructors, city staff and community members aiming to co-create solutions to real-world problems facing their city.


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Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

Canfor evolves forestry through tech and innovation

Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:30 PM

Have you ever wondered which British Columbia companies incorporate the most innovation and the latest technology? Would it surprise you to know that tech touches nearly every industry in B.C.?


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Transportation and Infrastructure

New webcams added to DriveBC in 2016

Monday, January 16, 2017 10:30 AM

Over the course of 2016, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has boosted the DriveBC highway camera network by adding 43 new webcams and 108 new webcam views.


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