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Code changes create jobs, opportunities in B.C. forest communities

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:30 AM

Forest communities will see more jobs and opportunity from B.C.’s proactive adoption of building code changes that allow the safe construction of taller wood buildings.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Historic places celebrated as part of Francophonie Day in B.C.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:15 PM

Under the theme "Honouring our B.C. Francophone History," Adrian Dix, Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs in B.C., has announced that March 20, 2019, will be proclaimed B.C. Francophonie Day.


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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

New campus homes help Cranbrook students focus on studies

Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:45 PM

Twice as many College of the Rockies students can rest their heads on more affordable, on-campus beds when a new student-housing complex opens in 2020.


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Agriculture

Governments of Canada and British Columbia now accepting proposals to help restore Pacific salmon and boost fish and seafood sector

Friday, March 15, 2019 10:40 AM

Wild Pacific salmon is integral to the economic and social fabric of coastal communities, and is fundamental to Indigenous communities across British Columbia. The need to act now to protect habitat and restore our wild fish stocks is clear and indeed vital to the environmental and economic sustainability of the province.


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Attorney General

Budget 2019 creates opportunities, makes life better for people

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:48 PM

Budget 2019 is creating opportunities for all British Columbians by delivering a new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit for kids up to the age of 18, removing interest from B.C. student loans, reducing taxes for businesses and investing in clean energy and climate solutions.


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Children and Family Development

More pro-d for child care staff means better care for young children

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:30 AM

British Columbia families and their children will soon benefit from the latest methods in early years teaching and learning, such as using play-based learning to help children build speech and language skills.


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Citizens' Services

Province makes historic investment in rural internet service

Friday, March 8, 2019 9:45 AM

Government is making the largest investment in connectivity in the province’s history, with $50 million to expand high-speed internet service for people living in approximately 200 rural and Indigenous communities.


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Education

Funding provides thousands of students with new school playgrounds

Friday, March 15, 2019 11:15 AM

The B.C. government is building 50 new playgrounds in 34 school districts this year, delivering healthier, more accessible learning environments for kids, while reducing pressure on parents to fundraise, announced Rob Fleming, Minister of Education.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

New resources to help mining sector in B.C. thrive

Monday, February 25, 2019 10:15 AM

In recognition of Mining Day at the B.C. Parliament Buildings, new resources were announced that will improve mine safety for workers and the environment, while encouraging investment and job creation with a more efficient approval process.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Budget 2019 creates opportunities, makes life better for people

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:48 PM

Budget 2019 is creating opportunities for all British Columbians by delivering a new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit for kids up to the age of 18, removing interest from B.C. student loans, reducing taxes for businesses and investing in clean energy and climate solutions.


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Finance

Legislation introduced to complete fiscal framework for LNG investment, jobs and benefits

Monday, March 25, 2019 2:06 PM

Legislation introduced today will pull together the final pieces needed to deliver liquid natural gas (LNG) investment that brings long-term benefits to the province and thousands of good-paying jobs for B.C. workers, while operating within strong environmental protections.


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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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Health

Province to launch catch-up immunization program to protect against measles

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:30 AM

The Province is launching a measles immunization catch-up program to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

B.C. First Nations, Province partner in historic revenue-sharing agreement

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:00 PM

As part of Budget 2019, First Nations in British Columbia will have a stable, long-term source of funding to invest in their communities’ priorities, through a historic revenue-sharing agreement between the Province and the First Nations Leadership Council.


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Jobs, Trade and Technology

Immigration pilot program helps drive economic growth

Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:00 PM

B.C. will benefit from a new immigration pathway that will help spur economic growth in smaller centres throughout the province.


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Labour

Budget 2019 creates opportunities, makes life better for people

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:48 PM

Budget 2019 is creating opportunities for all British Columbians by delivering a new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit for kids up to the age of 18, removing interest from B.C. student loans, reducing taxes for businesses and investing in clean energy and climate solutions.


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Mental Health and Addictions

Budget 2019 creates opportunities, makes life better for people

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:48 PM

Budget 2019 is creating opportunities for all British Columbians by delivering a new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit for kids up to the age of 18, removing interest from B.C. student loans, reducing taxes for businesses and investing in clean energy and climate solutions.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Code changes create jobs, opportunities in B.C. forest communities

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:30 AM

Forest communities will see more jobs and opportunity from B.C.’s proactive adoption of building code changes that allow the safe construction of taller wood buildings.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Province provides record funding for ground search and rescue in B.C.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:15 AM

The Province is providing $18.6 million in one-time funding to ground search and rescue (GSAR) groups throughout the province to be used over the next three years.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Province launches first poverty reduction strategy, TogetherBC

Monday, March 18, 2019 10:45 AM

British Columbia’s first poverty reduction strategy, TogetherBC, outlines programs and initiatives that will help reduce overall poverty in the province by 25%, and cut child poverty in half, over the next five years.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Province boosts arts and culture funding

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:45 AM

Government is boosting funding to the BC Arts Council by $15 million over three years to create new programs that encourage more inclusivity and accessibility in the creative sector, including those that support emerging Indigenous artists.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Province restoring ferry service to coastal communities

Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 AM

Government is increasing service on 10 ferry routes that were cut in 2014, restoring 2,700 round-trip sailings for people living in coastal communities.


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