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Office of the Premier

Government, First Nations chart path for aquaculture in Broughton Archipelago

Friday, December 14, 2018 10:14 AM

A ground-breaking government-to-government process has delivered recommendations that will protect and restore wild salmon stocks, allow an orderly transition plan for open-pen finfish for the Broughton Archipelago and create a more sustainable future for local communities and workers.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Medal of Good Citizenship recipients announced

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 11:00 AM

Nineteen British Columbians will be receiving the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding community service.


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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Indigenous grads and businesses fast-track leadership success

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:45 PM

A partnership opportunity for Indigenous post-secondary graduates to develop their business and leadership skills also will provide British Columbia businesses with Indigenous knowledge and perspectives.


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Agriculture

From farmer to chef to plate: connecting B.C.’s food systems

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:15 PM

Nearly 300 farmers, chefs and food service professionals met to build business relationships around growing and serving the many agricultural and seafood products produced in B.C.


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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

New partnerships to create more than 400 child care spaces in Victoria

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:30 PM

Families in Victoria soon will have access to 439 new licensed child care spaces that will be co-located at six elementary schools, thanks to a $4.6-million investment through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund.


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Citizens' Services

‘Tis the season for outdoor skating and giving at Robson Square

Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:00 AM

It is the most wonderful time of the year at Vancouver's Robson Square skating rink, which celebrates its official opening on Dec. 1, 2018.


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Education

New graduation program will better prepare students for the future

Friday, December 14, 2018 11:30 AM

Beginning in September 2019, British Columbian students entering their final years of secondary school will benefit from a modernized graduation program, as well as an innovative new curriculum.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

B.C. company advances next-generation computing to reduce energy use

Monday, December 10, 2018 10:15 AM

A new generation of made-in-B.C. quantum computers will use advanced technology to help reduce the energy used by computers that solve large, complex problems.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

CleanBC plan to reduce climate pollution, build a low-carbon economy

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:44 PM

The Government of British Columbia has released its CleanBC plan aimed at reducing climate pollution, while creating more jobs and economic opportunities for people, businesses and communities.


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Finance

B.C. to lead Canada in economic growth

Friday, December 7, 2018 12:00 PM

New projections from the Economic Forecast Council show that British Columbia’s strong economy will outperform Canada over the next three years.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

MOU with Korean architects will increase wood use

Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:00 PM

Senior forest sector representatives on the Forestry Asia Trade Mission took part in events that demonstrated British Columbia’s commitment to increasing wood construction in South Korea.


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Health

New ICU to help people in Nanaimo access better health care

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 9:30 AM

A new intensive care unit (ICU) at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) will help meet the demands of a growing and aging population and offer improved care for critically ill patients.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Canada, Lake Babine Nation, British Columbia join together on road to long-term reconciliation

Friday, December 14, 2018 1:30 PM

The Government of Canada has joined Lake Babine Nation and the Government of British Columbia in collaboratively working toward a long-term reconciliation agreement.


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Jobs, Trade and Technology

B.C. company advances next-generation computing to reduce energy use

Monday, December 10, 2018 10:15 AM

A new generation of made-in-B.C. quantum computers will use advanced technology to help reduce the energy used by computers that solve large, complex problems.


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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

Put self-care at the top of your list this holiday season

Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:00 AM

The end of the year is a joyous time, but for some people it can be difficult.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

B.C. government invests in new homes for Indigenous peoples in Langford

Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:15 AM

With construction getting underway on 60 homes at M’akola Housing Society’s Station Avenue development, the B.C. government is adding to the project with 40 more new homes for Indigenous families in need.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Grants awarded to combat gender-based violence

Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:00 AM

Victims of gender-based violence will have additional support, as two organizations in Vancouver receive grants totalling $175,000 to enhance programs.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Accessibility grants help break down barriers to inclusion

Monday, December 3, 2018 10:45 AM

Sixteen accessibility projects throughout British Columbia are benefiting from $500,000 in provincial funding that focuses on promoting greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Medal of Good Citizenship recipients announced

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 11:00 AM

Nineteen British Columbians will be receiving the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding community service.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Better infrastructure paves way for shorter commute in the North Shore

Monday, December 17, 2018 1:15 PM

Construction is starting on phases two and four of the Lower Lynn Improvement Project that will significantly shorten commute times and improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists on the North Shore. 


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