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Office of the Premier

B.C.’s sport sector commits to erase bullying in sport at this year’s Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:55 AM

Sport organizations joined the B.C. government in declaring a commitment to erase bullying in sport at this year’s Pink Shirt Day, taking the success of government’s Erase Bullying Strategy to highlight sports.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Highway 1 expansion and upgrades will bring safer and more efficient transportation corridor through British Columbia

Friday, February 17, 2017 10:15 AM

Investing in modern, safe and efficient roadways is critical to connecting communities, helping businesses efficiently move their goods to domestic and international markets, and building a strong economic future for all Canadians.


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Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Moose Hide Day proclaimed in British Columbia

Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:15 AM

The provincial government has boosted its commitment to end violence against women and children by proclaiming today, Feb. 16, 2017, as Moose Hide Campaign Day in British Columbia.


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Advanced Education

Thriving international education sector in B.C. boosts provincial economy

Monday, February 27, 2017 8:00 AM

Greater numbers of international students are selecting British Columbia as their study destination.


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Agriculture

Legislation strengthens animal welfare protection

Monday, February 27, 2017 12:15 PM

The British Columbia government’s latest action to target irresponsible dog and cat breeders in British Columbia is legislation introduced by Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick that will, if passed, provide a framework for the licensing and/or registration of commercial breeders of cats and dogs.


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Children and Family Development

$140 million to improve access, target key mental-health initiatives

Monday, February 20, 2017 1:00 PM

A new mental-health digital hub that will make it easier for thousands of British Columbians to find the services and supports closest to them is among various targeted initiatives totalling $140 million over three years under Budget 2017 to support those with mental-health and substance-use challenges.


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Community, Sport and Cultural Development

B.C.’s sport sector commits to erase bullying in sport at this year’s Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:55 AM

Sport organizations joined the B.C. government in declaring a commitment to erase bullying in sport at this year’s Pink Shirt Day, taking the success of government’s Erase Bullying Strategy to highlight sports.


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Education

B.C.’s sport sector commits to erase bullying in sport at this year’s Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:55 AM

Sport organizations joined the B.C. government in declaring a commitment to erase bullying in sport at this year’s Pink Shirt Day, taking the success of government’s Erase Bullying Strategy to highlight sports.


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Energy and Mines

Province takes PST off purchase of clean electricity to help secure resource jobs

Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:30 PM

The Province is helping build the rural economy and grow jobs throughout British Columbia by ensuring that sectors like forestry, mining, LNG, and oil and gas won’t have to pay PST on electricity purchases.


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Environment

Book your backcountry adventure at Garibaldi Provincial Park

Monday, February 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Visitors will soon be able to book more backcountry adventures at Garibaldi Provincial Park, a favourite backcountry destination for outdoor enthusiasts.


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Finance

B.C.’s fifth consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividend of a strong economy

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:46 PM

British Columbia’s fifth consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividends of a strong and diversified economy and prudent fiscal management by cutting costs for middle-class B.C. families, investing in priority programs and services, and promoting a competitive, job-creating economy.


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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Province approves Whistler Blackcomb Master Development Agreements

Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 PM

The Province continues to support First Nations partnerships, major re-investment and development plans in British Columbia with the approval of master plan updates and the signing of new 60-year Master Development Agreements for Whistler Blackcomb.


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Health

$140 million to improve access, target key mental-health initiatives

Monday, February 20, 2017 1:00 PM

A new mental-health digital hub that will make it easier for thousands of British Columbians to find the services and supports closest to them is among various targeted initiatives totalling $140 million over three years under Budget 2017 to support those with mental-health and substance-use challenges.


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International Trade

British Columbia game developers ready to impress in San Francisco

Friday, February 24, 2017 2:30 PM

B.C.’s digital media representatives are preparing to showcase their skills in video game development, innovative virtual reality software and other gaming tools at the premier Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week.


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Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

B.C.’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry continues to grow

Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:15 PM

New annual international visitor arrival statistics show that in 2016, British Columbia saw a total of 5,532,065 million visitors – an increase of 12.3% accounting for 605,198 more visitors compared to 2015.


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Justice

New Aboriginal family court program aims to keep families together

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:15 AM

Vulnerable indigenous families worried about losing their children will now have a stronger voice in court through the Aboriginal Family Healing Court Conference pilot program that includes band Elders in proceedings as a source of support and guidance.


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Natural Gas Development

New agreements strengthen economic future for Lax Kw’alaams

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:20 PM

The Province of British Columbia and the Lax Kw’alaams Band have reached multiple agreements to ensure benefits accrue for First Nations as a result of the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry in the Prince Rupert area.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

New consolidated 9-1-1/police dispatch centre to enhance public safety

Monday, February 27, 2017 10:30 AM

In an effort to enhance 9-1-1 call-answer and police dispatch services on Southern Vancouver Island, police agencies in Greater Victoria and the Capital Regional District (CRD) will join forces and operate out of a new shared state-of-the-art post-disaster facility. 


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Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

#WeGetBizDone ― B.C. celebrates Chamber Week

Monday, February 20, 2017 9:30 AM

The Province has proclaimed Feb. 20-24, 2017, Chamber of Commerce Week in recognition of the unwavering commitment of chambers of commerce and boards of trade throughout B.C. in supporting local businesses, boosting economic development and creating jobs.


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Social Development and Social Innovation

Province, Rick Hansen Foundation team up on housing accessibility

Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:45 PM

The Province is providing the Rick Hansen Foundation with $9 million to further their work building accessibility in B.C.


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Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

Proponent selected to construct Valleyview building at Riverview Lands

Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 AM

The B.C. government’s commitment to redevelop the Riverview Lands is proceeding with an agreement for the construction of a new building to accommodate the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre for Youth and a Provincial Assessment Centre for people with developmental disabilities.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Highway 1 expansion and upgrades will bring safer and more efficient transportation corridor through British Columbia

Friday, February 17, 2017 10:15 AM

Investing in modern, safe and efficient roadways is critical to connecting communities, helping businesses efficiently move their goods to domestic and international markets, and building a strong economic future for all Canadians.


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