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Office of the Premier

New hospital will help people in the Cowichan Valley access quality health care

Friday, July 6, 2018 11:11 AM

To provide better health care for a growing region of the province, the B.C. government has greenlit a new hospital for the Cowichan Valley.

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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Minister's statement on the commemoration of la Fête nationale du Québec

Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:30 AM

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs in B.C., has released the following statement in honour of the Quebec National Holiday Fête nationale du Québec:

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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Internship programs help spark innovation for students, industry

Friday, July 6, 2018 11:25 AM

Students throughout the province are benefiting from a provincial investment of $10 million in internship programs that connect budding researchers with industry partners to solve real-world problems.

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Province relaunches Buy BC to connect people to made-in-B.C. products

Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:15 AM

Buy BC programming is being relaunched to boost B.C.’s agriculture industry and fuel public interest in shopping for made-in-B.C. products.

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Attorney General

Province cracking down on money laundering

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:41 AM

The Attorney General has released the Peter German report on anti-money laundering, and announced that the government has begun implementing the 48 recommendations in an effort to put an end to the flow of dirty money into British Columbia’s casinos.

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Children and Family Development

22,000 new licensed child care spaces to help B.C. families

Friday, July 6, 2018 9:00 AM

Thousands of families struggling with the shortage of quality child care will benefit from the 22,000 new licensed spaces coming over the next three years.

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Citizens' Services

Applications accepted to expand high-speed internet access

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:00 AM

Local governments, internet service providers and community organizations can now apply for grant funding to connect high-speed internet for British Columbians who need it the most – those living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

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Students to benefit from more classrooms in Surrey

Thursday, June 21, 2018 9:45 AM

Students at Sullivan Heights Secondary school are getting a bigger, better school, with the Government of British Columbia investing in a new 700-seat addition.

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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

New fund addresses agricultural impacts of Site C

Monday, June 25, 2018 1:45 PM

In recognition of the role agriculture plays in the Peace River region, and the potential effects of the Site C project on agriculture, BC Hydro has launched a $20-million fund to support agricultural production and related economic activity in the Peace Region.

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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

BC Parks reaches milestone for specialty licence plate sales

Monday, June 25, 2018 12:30 PM

BC Parks has sold 100,000 specialty licence plates, generating $2.3 million toward protecting and preserving provincial parks.

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Government cracking down on hidden ownership of real estate

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:15 AM

The B.C. government is taking steps to end the hidden ownership of real estate to make sure people are paying their share of taxes, as part of its 30-Point Plan for Housing Affordability.

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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Do your part to prevent wildfires this long weekend

Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:30 AM

Last week’s record-high temperatures, widespread lightning storms and a dramatic spike in wildfire activity served as stark reminders of how quickly British Columbia’s landscapes can dry out, and how important it is to prevent human-caused wildfires.

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New hospital will help people in the Cowichan Valley access quality health care

Friday, July 6, 2018 11:11 AM

To provide better health care for a growing region of the province, the B.C. government has greenlit a new hospital for the Cowichan Valley.

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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Province opens the door to housing investment on reserves

Monday, June 18, 2018 10:30 AM

British Columbia will become the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing.

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Jobs, Trade and Technology

Tech companies, B.C. government team up to create better services for people

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:43 PM

Five projects were posted to BC Bid today, as the Province launches the second year of the B.C. Startup in Residence (STIR) pilot program.

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Ministers' statement on the anniversary of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse

Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:00 AM

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, have issued the following statement on the 60th anniversary of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse:

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Mental Health and Addictions

Province, Dan’s Legacy Foundation to provide counselling support to more youth

Friday, July 6, 2018 10:45 AM

The Government of British Columbia is taking action to support young people struggling with mental health and addiction.

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

New affordable housing opens for Elders and seniors in Prince George

Monday, July 9, 2018 11:15 AM

Indigenous Elders and seniors have a new place to call home in Prince George, with the official opening of an affordable apartment complex in the community.

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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Driving safety tips for the summer

Friday, July 6, 2018 8:30 AM

With summer officially here, the BC Coroners Service is urging residents and visitors to take extra care and plan ahead for road trips.

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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Researchers explore the potential of basic income in B.C.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:30 AM

As part of the Province’s efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy, three distinguished researchers have been appointed to lead a B.C.-focused exploration of basic income.

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Tourism, Arts and Culture

World’s best mountain bike riders aim for slopestyle glory

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 2:00 PM

Thirty of the world’s top slopestyle mountain bike riders will show off their finest airborne tricks at Big White Ski Resort, July 4-7, 2018.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Minister’s statement on Greyhound’s withdrawal of service

Monday, July 9, 2018 4:00 PM

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, has issued the following statement in response to news that Greyhound Canada is discontinuing intercity bus service in British Columbia, and much of Canada:

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