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Office of the Premier

Joint task force mobilized to scale up overdose response

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:15 AM

British Columbia is experiencing an unprecedented rise in overdoses.


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Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Province and Royal BC Museum join Aboriginal peoples to bring cultural belongings home

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:45 PM

Through the expertise of the Royal BC Museum, the Province is beginning a conversation with interested Aboriginal peoples in B.C. to co-create a plan to help identify and return ancestral remains and belongings of cultural significance.


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Advanced Education

VIU students benefit from new trades equipment and training seats

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:15 AM

Trades students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will benefit from hands-on learning opportunities through a new investment of $187,071 in industry-standard trades-training equipment, as well as $4.85 million in continued support for 1,366 trades seats.


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Agriculture

Planning for Prince George as a beef processing and export centre

Friday, July 15, 2016 11:45 AM

The governments of Canada and British Columbia are contributing funding toward the development of a business plan as the next step in having a federally inspected beef processing plant up and running in Prince George.


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Children and Family Development

Funding empowers B.C. parents tackling child behaviour issues

Thursday, July 7, 2016 10:15 AM

Happy kids mean happy families, and that’s why the B.C. government has provided $1.49 million to the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (CMHABC) to support the ‘Confident Parents: Thriving Kids’ program, which helps parents address behavioural problems in kids aged three to 12.


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Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Minister attends Deloitte’s “Transit Enabling Livable Communities” roundtable

Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:00 PM

Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Responsible for TransLink, issued the following statement after attending Deloitte’s “Transit Enabling Livable Communities” roundtable:


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Education

Celebrating Student Success

Thursday, June 16, 2016 3:40 PM

Our students consistently achieve high scores in international studies and rank first in the English-speaking world on student outcomes in reading, science and mathematics. It’s a success story. And great teachers are at the heart of the story. Every day, in classrooms across the province, they inspire students to achieve their best.


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Energy and Mines

B.C. completes implementation of all independent panel recommendations

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:15 PM

New changes to the mining code put British Columbia at the forefront of global standards for the safety of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) at mines operating in B.C.


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Environment

Share your favourite shots for a chance to be featured by BC Parks

Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:00 AM

Calling all shutterbugs! Capture your favourite moments in provincial parks this summer for a chance to have your photo featured by BC Parks.


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Finance

Foreign ownership of residential properties

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:30 AM

Updated data on foreign investment show more than $885 million in foreign investment flowed into Metro Vancouver’s residential real estate market in just five weeks, representing 86% of the capital invested in the sector by foreign purchasers throughout the province.


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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Province provides $7.65 million for Coquitlam dike

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:00 AM

As part of the public safety funding announced in February 2016, the Province is committing $7.65-million in funding towards upgrading the Coquitlam dike and protecting homes and land at risk of flooding from high water levels in the Pitt River.


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Health

Joint task force mobilized to scale up overdose response

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:15 AM

British Columbia is experiencing an unprecedented rise in overdoses.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Premier's statement on Royal Visit

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:55 AM

Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement on the upcoming Royal Tour:


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International Trade

Chinese Canadian artifact inventory makes history with online database

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:45 PM

British Columbia’s first-ever computerized inventory of Chinese historical records and artifacts is now complete, giving easy access to anyone interested in learning more about the rich cultural history of Chinese Canadians in B.C.


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Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

The Province and B.C.’s technology industry join forces to meet labour needs

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:15 AM

The B.C. government announced nearly $600,000 towards a partnership with key technology industry partners to study the labour market needs in the tech sector.


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Justice

B.C. Human Rights Code to include explicit protection for gender identity, expression

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:00 PM

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton introduced legislation to make B.C.’s Human Rights Code more explicit in the protections it affords transgender persons in British Columbia.


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Natural Gas Development

Families and seniors benefit from new affordable homes in Kelowna

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:00 AM

Families and seniors in Kelowna have a new, safe place to call home at the newly redeveloped Pleasantvale, which celebrated its official opening today.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Province in partnership to stand together against violence

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:30 AM

Women, children, and any family members who are affected by domestic violence now have a safe, supportive place to go for help, with a specialized team focussed on their protection and transition to safety.


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Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

B.C. wineries to benefit from interprovincial trade agreement

Sunday, July 24, 2016 11:10 AM

British Columbia’s new interprovincial trade agreement with Ontario and Quebec will cut red tape for B.C. wineries and increase market access for the world renowned wines produced throughout the province.


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Social Development and Social Innovation

Ministry funding plants seeds for employment and community

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:30 AM

Canada’s first teaching incubator seed farm is coming to Duncan through the Cowichan Green Community Society, thanks to a Job Creation Partnership project funded by the provincial government.


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Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

The Province and B.C.’s technology industry join forces to meet labour needs

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:15 AM

The B.C. government announced nearly $600,000 towards a partnership with key technology industry partners to study the labour market needs in the tech sector.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Trans-Canada Highway getting safety improvements near Malahat

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:15 AM

The Trans-Canada Highway is the main north-south corridor on Vancouver Island and serves as a critical route for moving goods, linking communities, and supporting a thriving tourism industry in the region.


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