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Office of the Premier

Second urgent and primary care centre to open in Vancouver

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:15 AM

People living in East Vancouver will have better access to team-based urgent and primary care with the opening of the new REACH Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC).

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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Best of B.C. bestowed with Province’s highest honour on 30th anniversary

Friday, June 28, 2019 8:30 AM

Fifteen people will be invested into the Order of British Columbia during a ceremony at Government House on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 11 a.m.

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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

New student beds help UBC Okanagan students focus on studies

Monday, June 17, 2019 8:00 AM

More student beds at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Okanagan campus will allow students to rest easy and focus on their studies, rather than worrying about where to live, while easing pressure on a tight rental market.

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New partnerships help Kootenay and Boundary farmers adapt to climate change

Friday, July 12, 2019 9:00 AM

As climate conditions change, farmers in the Kootenay and Boundary regions will have more support with planning and preparing for growing crops and raising livestock and poultry.

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Attorney General

Expanded Surrey Courthouse ready to begin operations

Friday, June 28, 2019 1:15 PM

An expansion to the Surrey Courthouse has added new courtrooms and other features to further support access to justice in the rapidly growing lower Fraser Valley.

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Children and Family Development

Bringing child care closer to home for families through new incentives for publicly funded child care

Monday, July 15, 2019 9:00 AM

A significant increase in funding will help public-sector and non-profit organizations create more publicly owned and operated child care spaces in their communities, bringing child care closer to home and making life more affordable for B.C. families.

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Citizens' Services

CleanBC Government Buildings Program supports green economy, creates jobs

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:15 AM

The new CleanBC Government Buildings Program aims to make government facilities greener and smarter, and requires an increased need for skilled workers to help the Province meet this goal.

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International students take action to promote global sustainability

Monday, July 8, 2019 3:00 PM

Approximately 200 students, teachers and parents from around the world gathered at Government House in Victoria to share their unique perspectives on the role youth can play in protecting and restoring life on land for the benefit of future generations.

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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Winners selected in CleanBC Better Buildings competition

Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:30 AM

Eleven building projects have been selected as winners in a juried competition to support the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings.

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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

John Dean Provincial Park renamed to include Indigenous name

Monday, June 3, 2019 10:15 AM

Students from ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Tribal School, along with First Nations Chiefs, Elders and representatives from the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, are celebrating their efforts to have John Dean Provincial Park renamed to include a traditional Indigenous name.

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Public Accounts confirm investing in people pays dividends

Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:30 PM

The B.C. government is reporting higher income and stronger economic growth in 2018-19 that is helping make life more affordable, improving the services people count on and supporting a strong economy in British Columbia.

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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

B.C. government gets ready for 2019 wildfire season

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:30 AM

In the wake of two of the worst wildfire seasons on record, the British Columbia government is stepping up with more fire prevention strategies, programs and funding to help keep British Columbians and their communities safe this summer.

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Second urgent and primary care centre to open in Vancouver

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:15 AM

People living in East Vancouver will have better access to team-based urgent and primary care with the opening of the new REACH Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC).

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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Premier’s statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Friday, June 21, 2019 9:02 AM

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day:

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Jobs, Trade and Technology

Export Navigator pilot expanded to support regional exporters

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:15 AM

To help more rural business owners in B.C. get their goods to international and interprovincial markets, the Export Navigator initiative will be expanded to offer specialized support for businesses owned by Indigenous peoples, women and youth.

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Public invited to share views on workers’ compensation

Monday, June 3, 2019 1:30 PM

A public engagement on British Columbia’s workers’ compensation system and how to shift the system to become more worker centred, as well as how to increase worker and employer confidence, is open for feedback.

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Mental Health and Addictions

B.C.’s first mental health, substance use urgent care response centre opens in Surrey

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:45 AM

People who need urgent mental health and addictions care in the growing community of Surrey can now be referred to a central location for help.

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

More accessible and affordable homes coming to Nanaimo

Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:45 AM

New affordable rental homes are on the way that will provide more accessible housing options for people with developmental disabilities.

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Public Safety and Solicitor General

PreparedBC releases Wildfire Preparedness Guide

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:30 PM

Wildfires have always been a reality in British Columbia, but in the past few years, their impacts on people, businesses and tourism have been increasing.

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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Project breaks barriers, creates access to affordable menstrual products

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:15 AM

People will soon have easier, more affordable access to menstrual products with the launch of the United Way Period Promise research project.

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Tourism, Arts and Culture

More B.C. athletes to compete at North American Indigenous Games

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:10 AM

More Indigenous athletes and coaches from around British Columbia will be able to represent their communities and compete at the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Halifax, thanks to funding from the Province.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

New electric vehicle charging sites add to growing network

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:30 AM

British Columbia’s provincewide electric vehicle charging network continues to grow with the completion of 12 charging sites and several more on the way.

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