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Office of the Premier

Premier's statement on five years of delivering results for people

Monday, July 18, 2022 10:00 AM

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to mark the five-year anniversary of forming a government that puts people first:


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Advanced Education and Skills Training

British Columbia trains, recruits more allied health professionals

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:00 AM
British Columbia trains, recruits more allied health professionals

British Columbians will soon benefit from as many as 322 more allied health professionals supporting their health-care needs as new training seats are added to public post-secondary institutions throughout B.C.


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Agriculture and Food

BC Fairs launches Buy BC agriculture trivia contest

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:30 AM

BC Fairs are taking British Columbians on a journey this summer with an online Buy BC-themed trivia challenge that explores local products made in the province.


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Attorney General

Settlement reached with Purdue Pharma (Canada) for opioid damages

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:08 AM

Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma (Canada) (Purdue Canada) has agreed to a first of its kind settlement in Canada resulting from B.C.-led efforts to recover health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medicines.


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Children and Family Development

Province seeks public input on supports for children, youth

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:15 AM

A survey about B.C’s new service approach for children and youth with support needs is now open to the public.


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Citizens' Services

Fast, reliable internet, cell coverage coming to Nass Valley

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 2:30 PM

More than 500 households in multiple Indigenous communities in the Nass Valley are set to benefit from a project that will bring high-speed internet and cellular coverage to the area.


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Education and Child Care

Four BC First Nations conclude self-government agreements regarding education

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:55 PM
Group photo of event participants and speakers. Seabird Island, BC.

From the First Nations Education Steering Committee: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/four-bc-first-nations-conclude-self-government-agreements-regarding-education-834404859.html


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Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

British Columbians can access more in EV charger rebates

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:05 AM
Better rebates for EV chargers

The Province and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are making it more affordable for people to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their homes, businesses and communities.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Improved transit, connected communities on the way with Surrey Langley SkyTrain

Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:45 AM
Improved transit, connected communities on the way with Surrey Langley SkyTrain

The first rapid transit project south of the Fraser River in 30 years reached a new milestone with the release of the business case and formal approval of provincial funding for the project.


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Finance

Speculation and vacancy tax will help housing affordability in new communities

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:45 AM

The expansion of the Speculation and Vacancy Tax will help eliminate speculative real estate practices and turn empty units into homes for people in additional communities in B.C. struggling with housing affordability.


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Forests

Hupacasasth First Nation tapping trees for sticky gold

Monday, July 18, 2022 1:00 PM
Hupacasasth First Nation tapping trees for sticky gold

Using an innovative approach, the Hupacasath First Nation in Port Alberni is benefiting from nearly $112,000 in funding from the B.C. government as part of the Indigenous Forest Bioeconomy Program.


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Health

B.C. encourages parents to register children under 5 for COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:05 PM
B.C. encourages parents to register children under 5 for COVID-19 vaccine

Approximately 208,000 eligible infants and children in British Columbia between six months and four years of age will soon be able to receive vaccine protection against COVID-19.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Tahltan Central Government, B.C. make history under Declaration Act

Monday, June 6, 2022 10:38 AM
Tahltan Central Government, B.C. make history under Declaration Act

Tahltan Central Government and the Province have entered into the first consent-based decision-making agreement under the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act).


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Nominate an exceptional citizen for Province’s highest honour

Thursday, January 20, 2022 8:00 AM
Nominate an exceptional citizen for Province’s highest honour

Nominations are being accepted for the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest honour.


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Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

British Columbia trains, recruits more allied health professionals

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:00 AM
British Columbia trains, recruits more allied health professionals

British Columbians will soon benefit from as many as 322 more allied health professionals supporting their health-care needs as new training seats are added to public post-secondary institutions throughout B.C.


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Labour

B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 for lowest paid workers

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:30 AM
B.C. minimum wage increases June 1 for lowest paid workers

As of June 1, 2022, B.C.’s lowest paid workers will get a pay boost as the minimum wage increases from $15.20 to $15.65 per hour, which is the highest of any province.


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Land, Water and Resource Stewardship

Conservation Officer Service achieves largest-ever invasive mussels decontamination

Saturday, July 9, 2022 9:00 AM

When staff at B.C.’s Invasive Mussel Defence Program were notified that a high-risk watercraft heading for the Lower Mainland appeared to be covered in invasive zebra mussels, inspectors with the Conservation Officer Service (COS) immediately took action.


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Mental Health and Addictions

Settlement reached with Purdue Pharma (Canada) for opioid damages

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:08 AM

Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma (Canada) (Purdue Canada) has agreed to a first of its kind settlement in Canada resulting from B.C.-led efforts to recover health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medicines.


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Municipal Affairs

B.C. provides financial assistance for displaced Ukrainians

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 10:15 AM
B.C. provides financial assistance for displaced Ukrainians

Ukrainian citizens arriving in B.C. under the federal Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) can now apply for hardship assistance from the B.C. government.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Province launches e-transfer for evacuees

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 11:00 AM

The Province is launching upgrades to Emergency Support Services (ESS), including direct payment for evacuees to help meet their basic needs, including food and clothing.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Supporting co-ops will deliver more services to British Columbians

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:15 AM
Supporting co-ops will deliver more services to British Columbians

A new investment of $2 million will support the development and growth of British Columbia’s co-operative businesses, while expanding services for people who use them.


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Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

Province seeks nominees for Medal of Good Citizenship

Thursday, July 28, 2022 9:30 AM
Province seeks nominees for Medal of Good Citizenship

British Columbians are encouraged to nominate their fellow citizens who have made outstanding contributions through exceptional service to their communities for this year's Medal of Good Citizenship.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Improved transit, connected communities on the way with Surrey Langley SkyTrain

Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:45 AM
Improved transit, connected communities on the way with Surrey Langley SkyTrain

The first rapid transit project south of the Fraser River in 30 years reached a new milestone with the release of the business case and formal approval of provincial funding for the project.


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