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Office of the Premier

B.C. and First Nation governments mark progress in protecting salmon in Broughton area

Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:55 PM

Representatives from the ‘Namgis, the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis and Mamalilikulla First Nations, Premier John Horgan and B.C. salmon farming companies Cermaq Canada and Mowi Canada West came together on Sept. 19, 2019, to mark the progress made to protect wild salmon in the Broughton area since recommendations were delivered in December 2018. 


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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 ECE spaces provide career paths for students, relief for families

Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:30 AM

People in every part of the province have more opportunities to train for a career as an early childhood educator (ECE), creating career paths for students and providing much-needed relief for families seeking child care, with new seats at post-secondary institutions opening this fall.


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Agriculture

B.C. and First Nation governments mark progress in protecting salmon in Broughton area

Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:55 PM

Representatives from the ‘Namgis, the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis and Mamalilikulla First Nations, Premier John Horgan and B.C. salmon farming companies Cermaq Canada and Mowi Canada West came together on Sept. 19, 2019, to mark the progress made to protect wild salmon in the Broughton area since recommendations were delivered in December 2018. 


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Attorney General

Province calls on federal government to ban conversion therapy

Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 PM

The British Columbia government has delivered a letter to David Lametti, federal Minister of Justice, condemning conversion therapy and is calling on the Government of Canada to add the practice to the Criminal Code. 


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Children and Family Development

Nass Valley families to benefit from a new child care centre

Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:45 AM

The first fully licensed child care centre in Gitlaxt’aamiks (New Aiyansh) will help families stay in the Nass Valley and entice professionals to move to the region by providing affordable, quality child care.


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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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Education

Students provided with free menstrual products in schools

Friday, September 6, 2019 2:00 PM

Education and community partners gathered to celebrate the official launch of the New Westminster School District’s efforts to provide stigma-free access to menstrual products for all students.


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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

Province seeks feedback to ban, reduce, recycle more plastics

Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:15 AM

British Columbians are invited to have their say on proposed new actions to reduce the plastic waste polluting the province’s waterways, environment and landfills.


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Finance

B.C. well prepared with balanced budget, resilient economy amid global uncertainty

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:00 AM

The Province’s first quarterly results confirm B.C. is on solid footing, thanks to careful planning and strong budget management that is delivering the services people count on, making life more affordable for people and building a sustainable economy.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Government outlines new forest worker support programs

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:15 AM

The provincial government has announced $69 million to fund a new series of measures aimed at supporting British Columbia forest workers impacted by mill closures and shift reductions in several B.C. Interior communities.


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Health

Improving access to First Nations-led primary health care

Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:15 AM

First Nations and other residents in Metro Vancouver will have increased access to culturally safe and appropriate primary health care thanks to the Province and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) supporting expansion of the Lu’ma Medical Centre.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Nearly $200 million transferred to new First Nations revenue-sharing body

Monday, August 12, 2019 1:00 PM

This month, eligible First Nations in B.C. will start signing up to receive their share of new revenue that will support self-government and self-determination, strong, healthy communities and services that make life better for families.


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Jobs, Trade and Technology

Task force to boost B.C. agriculture through tech, innovation

Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:15 AM

The Province has created the Food Security Task Force to find new ways to use technology and innovation to strengthen B.C.'s agriculture sector and grow the economy by helping farmers farm and processors become more productive, now and in the future.


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Labour

Licensing recruiters to protect foreign workers

Friday, July 19, 2019 9:45 AM

Foreign workers who help fill labour shortages in a wide range of B.C. sectors will be better protected under a new government licensing requirement for recruiters.


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Mental Health and Addictions

Rate increase coming to supportive recovery homes

Friday, August 23, 2019 10:15 AM

For the first time in 10 years, the daily rates for eligible income assistance clients living at registered or licensed residences are increasing.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Women, children at heart of new affordable homes in Port Coquitlam

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:15 AM

Women and children in Port Coquitlam, and other Tri-Cities communities, are the focus of 83 new, affordable rental homes in development.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Financial assistance available for Chilcotin flooding victims

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:45 AM

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for eligible British Columbians in the Chilcotin region who may have been impacted by overland flooding from heavy rains that began on July 6, 2019.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Join the conversation on accessibility and inclusion

Monday, September 16, 2019 11:30 AM

The Government of B.C. is asking British Columbians to help define future legislation that will make B.C. a more accessible and inclusive province.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Diversity of B.C. artists showcased in arts council grants

Friday, September 6, 2019 10:40 AM

B.C. artists are featuring the vibrancy and diversity of the province’s arts and culture sector, with some groups benefiting for the first time from the latest round of BC Arts Council grants.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Station locations finalized for future Broadway Subway project

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:30 AM

Six new underground stations will connect communities and neighbourhoods to make it easier and more affordable to live, work, shop and access services along Broadway, when the extension of the Millennium Line is completed.


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