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StrongerBC program creates new jobs, opportunities

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:45 PM Translations

The Province is providing more than 5,000 youth and young adults across British Columbia with access to skills training and well-paid jobs through the almost $45-million StrongerBC Future Leaders Program.

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Advanced Education and Skills Training

Skills training, education key to recovery for Indigenous communities

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:30 AM

More than 1,700 Indigenous people in communities throughout British Columbia will be able to access education or skills training for in-demand jobs.

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Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

Technology, innovation to strengthen B.C.’s food security

Friday, March 26, 2021 10:00 AM Translations
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The Province is investing in programs that will apply technology and innovation to agriculture to strengthen B.C.’s food security and support economic recovery.

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Attorney General

More than 190 organizations receive grant funding to tackle racism

Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:45 PM Translations

People and communities throughout B.C. will have increased capacity to address racism and discrimination, and build intercultural trust and understanding as more than 190 new projects have received support through the BC Multiculturalism Grants program.

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Children and Family Development

Supports for youth in care extended another year

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:45 AM

Youth and young adults set to transition from government care will be able to stay in their living arrangements for up to one additional year as the Province extends COVID-19 emergency measures.

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Citizens' Services

Complete cellular connectivity coming to ‘Highway of Tears’

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:15 AM

Thanks to federal and provincial investments, Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George will soon have cellular coverage along the entire route, fulfilling a critical recommendation to make the highway safer.

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Another new school coming for Surrey students, families

Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:30 AM Translations

A new, energy-efficient elementary school is coming to the South Newton neighbourhood, giving hundreds of Surrey students a modern place to go to school as more education investments are made to support one of B.C.’s fastest-growing cities.

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Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

B.C. eager to go electric: over 50,000 EVs on the road

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:00 AM

A record number of British Columbians have switched to electric vehicles (EVs) with more than 54,000 light-duty EVs registered in B.C., according to the newly released 2020 annual zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) update.

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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

2021 camping season reservations opening for B.C. residents

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:00 AM Translations

The official start of the 2021 camping season is still a few months away, but people living in B.C. can soon begin reserving campsites in provincial parks to help plan trips close to home.

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PST rebate for capital investments opens to support business recovery

Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:00 AM

Businesses can grow back bigger and stronger following the pandemic, with up to half-billion dollars in expected rebates available for purchases or leases of select machinery and equipment, including tools, furniture, computers, software and zero-emission vehicles.

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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

More commercial recreation businesses get a break on rent

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:30 PM

The B.C. government is providing an additional $1.87 million to assist more businesses that hold eligible tenures for fishing and hunting lodges, guest ranches, ecotourism lodges, seasonal campgrounds and other commercial recreation operators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Three-week circuit breaker begins now to bend the curve, protect people

Monday, March 29, 2021 1:40 PM Translations
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To address rising COVID-19 case counts, protect people and communities and help break the chain of COVID-19 transmission, the provincial health officer is amending the provincial public health orders effective midnight tonight, March 30, 2021.

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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Canada, B.C., Tlowitsis Nation advance to final stage of Treaty Negotiations

Friday, February 26, 2021 2:55 PM

The governments of Canada, British Columbia and the Tlowitsis Nation have signed a new agreement that will further advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations.

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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Premier’s statement on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Friday, April 9, 2021 8:08 AM

Premier John Horgan issued the following statement on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh:

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Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

StrongerBC program creates new jobs, opportunities

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:45 PM Translations

The Province is providing more than 5,000 youth and young adults across British Columbia with access to skills training and well-paid jobs through the almost $45-million StrongerBC Future Leaders Program.

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Higher wages coming for B.C.’s lowest paid workers

Friday, April 9, 2021 10:15 AM Translations
Liquor servers, minimum wage, labour

On June 1, 2021, B.C. liquor servers will get a pay boost as the lower liquor server minimum wage is replaced with the general minimum wage of $15.20 an hour.

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Mental Health and Addictions

New mental health resources for sectors hit hard by pandemic

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 1:45 PM Translations

Employers and employees throughout B.C. who work in the tourism, hospitality and community social services sectors now have access to vital mental health resources with the creation of a digital resource hub.

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Municipal Affairs

Mission’s sanitary improvement project gets funding boost

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:00 AM

New provincial support will help communities around Mission benefit from an expanded and modernized sanitary system that will also help protect the Fraser River ecosystem.

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Public Safety and Solicitor General

State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:00 PM

The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.

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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Computer network technician training offered in Vancouver

Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:30 AM Translations
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Up to 12 eligible British Columbians will get skills training to prepare them for jobs as computer network technicians in the Lower Mainland.

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Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

Tourism, hospitality industry supports B.C. immunization efforts

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:53 PM
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A new partnership will employ more than 1,400 tourism and hospitality workers in mass vaccination clinics — creating hundreds of jobs for B.C.’s hard-hit tourism, hospitality and sport sectors.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Major construction gets underway on Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4

Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:35 AM

Major construction is starting next week on the Kicking Horse Canyon Project - Phase 4, which will transform the most technically challenging section of Highway 1 in the province, making it safer and more efficient for people to travel on.

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