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Office of the Premier

Supports for people, businesses in 2020 helping build recovery for everyone

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:30 AM

By taking action to support people and businesses impacted by the global pandemic, Premier John Horgan and the B.C. government have begun building a strong economic recovery that includes everyone in British Columbia.

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Advanced Education and Skills Training

Here2Talk offers students free 24-7 mental health help during the holidays

Monday, December 21, 2020 8:32 AM

This holiday season is challenging for everyone, and post-secondary students have a free, 24-7 counselling and referral service available to them through Here2Talk.

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Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

COVID-19 recovery programs to support farmers

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:17 PM

Two new programs, and increased support for a third one, will help improve food security and build a stronger economy following COVID-19.

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Attorney General

Attorney general’s statement on Cullen Commission interim report

Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:30 AM

David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, has released the following statement in response to the interim report from the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia:

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Children and Family Development

Fee cap keeps new child care spaces affordable

Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:00 PM
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A cap on fees for new child care facilities receiving the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI) will help keep new child care spaces affordable for B.C. families.

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Citizens' Services

Online tool helps people book appointments with Service BC

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:00 AM

People can now make an appointment online before visiting Service BC.

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Increased funding supports students, keeps schools safe

Monday, December 21, 2020 5:00 PM

Budget 2020 ensures B.C.’s education system will have the highest school district operating and capital funding ever to support students.

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Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Province doubles CleanBC home energy retrofit rebates

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:00 AM Translations

The Province is doubling CleanBC Better Homes retrofit rebates for select home-heating and energy-efficiency upgrades to support B.C.’s economic recovery and help British Columbians save on energy costs.

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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Province acquires land for 16 provincial parks, two protected areas

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:30 AM

As more people are experiencing the benefits of outdoor recreation than ever before, there will be more opportunities to get outside through a proposed expansion to B.C.’s park system.

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Home Owner Grant threshold set for 2021 tax year

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:30 AM Translations

The 2021 Home Owner Grant threshold is set at $1.625 million, ensuring the same percentage of British Columbia homeowners continue to be eligible.

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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Fund helps forest sector with COVID-19 costs

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 3:35 PM

The province is delivering relief to small- and medium-sized forestry businesses for the extra costs of keeping their employees and communities safe, while operating through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:45 PM Translations
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Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Province returns traditional territory to Tsartlip First Nation

Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:00 PM

The Tsartlip First Nation took possession of the former Woodwynn Farm property on the Saanich Peninsula on Dec. 16, 2020, after the provincial government and Tsartlip signed a historic agreement to transfer the land to the Nation.

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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Four projects benefit from French-language funding

Friday, September 18, 2020 3:15 PM Translations

The Province has announced that it is partnering with four non-profit organizations to support projects that directly benefit British Columbia’s francophone community.

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Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

Grant program now accessible to more B.C. businesses

Monday, December 21, 2020 10:00 AM Translations
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The B.C. government has enhanced the Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program to make it easier for businesses to qualify and has increased support for those in the hard-hit tourism sector.

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Temporary layoff extensions protect thousands of jobs

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:15 PM

The Province has protected jobs and workers impacted by COVID-19 with an online variance application that simplified the process to extend temporary layoffs, resulting in the approval of more than 500 variances that protect more than 9,100 jobs across a variety of economic sectors.

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Mental Health and Addictions

Caring for your mental health this holiday season more important than ever

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:00 AM Translations

This holiday season will be unlike any other for most of us.

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Municipal Affairs

New infrastructure funding to support COVID-19 response, recovery

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:00 AM

The Province is accepting applications from local governments, Indigenous communities and not-for-profit organizations for nearly $136 million in infrastructure grants to help communities develop resilience in response to COVID-19.

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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Province expands COVID-19 enforcement measures

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:30 PM

The Province is expanding provincial COVID-19 ticket enforcement and workplace safety measures to keep British Columbians safe, as well as mitigate the effects on health-care systems, communities and the economy in the ongoing government response to COVID-19.

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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Poverty reduction strategy sets a solid foundation

Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:08 AM

TogetherBC: British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy 2019 Annual Report was tabled by the legislature on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, and is available to the public.

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Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

Helping artists adapt during the pandemic

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:00 PM Translations
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Professional artists and others who work in the arts can get more support to help with challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic though a new grant program.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Port investment to create jobs, spark economic recovery

Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:30 AM
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People who live and work in northern B.C. will benefit from a provincial investment of $25 million that will improve and expand operations at the Port of Prince Rupert.

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