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People with severe addiction and mental illness to get help at new centre on Riverview lands

Friday, November 17, 2017 11:30 AM

People struggling with complex and severe mental illness and addiction will receive the care they need in a state-of-the-art mental health and addictions centre on the Riverview lands, Premier John Horgan announced today.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

First Ministers Meet to Discuss Shared Priorities for Canadians

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 3:00 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted a First Ministers' Meeting with provincial and territorial Premiers. 


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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Giving adult learners in Surrey the literacy skills to thrive

Friday, October 13, 2017 10:45 AM

Investments in literacy will give adult learners in Surrey the opportunity to connect with their community, apply for jobs and bond with their children through reading, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark announced today.


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Agriculture

Premier celebrates good jobs growing good food on B.C. Agriculture Day

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:45 PM

Premier John Horgan was joined by farmers and other food producers on B.C. Agriculture Day to celebrate how the industry creates jobs and drives the economy in every corner of the province.


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Attorney General

Government targets distracted drivers with increased insurance premiums

Monday, November 6, 2017 9:00 AM

The Government of B.C. will work to designate distracted driving as a high-risk driving behaviour under the ICBC Driver Risk Premium program.


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Children and Family Development

Premature infants and their parents to benefit from new partnership

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:00 AM

Premature babies and their parents throughout British Columbia will now benefit from an innovative skin-to-skin attachment program that has long-term benefits for both mom and baby.


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Citizens' Services

High five an apprentice: It’s Apprenticeship Recognition Week in B.C.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 8:00 AM

Homes, hospitals, fine dining, kitchen cabinets, and everything in between – these are the services and products that are provided by skilled tradespeople and apprentices in British Columbia.


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Education

Government proclaims World Teachers’ Day

Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:40 AM

The Province has officially declared Oct. 5, 2017, as World Teachers’ Day in British Columbia to celebrate the outstanding contributions of educators throughout the province.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

BCUC releases final report on Site C review

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:15 AM

Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall has issued the following statement on the final report of the Site C review that was released today by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC):


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Working together to establish a national park reserve in South Okanagan

Friday, October 27, 2017 10:21 AM

With rolling hills and sweeping valleys, the South Okanagan offers a stunning landscape ranging from near-desert to rich forests of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir that support an incredible range of rare animals and plants.


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Finance

MSP Task Force to advise on eliminating premiums

Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:00 PM

The Province has established a task force of experts to advise the government on eliminating Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums within four years, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

B.C.’s largest forestry trade mission heads to Japan, China

Friday, November 10, 2017 8:15 AM

Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson is leading British Columbia’s largest-ever forest sector delegation to China and Japan from Nov. 12 to 17. He will be joined by over 30 senior executives from B.C. forest companies and associations.


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Health

People with severe addiction and mental illness to get help at new centre on Riverview lands

Friday, November 17, 2017 11:30 AM

People struggling with complex and severe mental illness and addiction will receive the care they need in a state-of-the-art mental health and addictions centre on the Riverview lands, Premier John Horgan announced today.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

B.C. raises Métis flag, honours Louis Riel Day

Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:25 AM

Métis and provincial government representatives gathered in front of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings today to mark Louis Riel Day and celebrate the contribution of Métis people to British Columbia.


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Jobs, Trade and Technology

British Columbia to fight softwood lumber duties

Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:18 AM

Premier John Horgan re-affirmed his commitment today to stand-up for British Columbia workers, families and communities in light of the latest development in the softwood lumber dispute.


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Labour

Province names Fair Wages Commission members

Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:30 PM

Minister of Labour Harry Bains took the next step toward raising British Columbia’s lowest paid workers with the official launch of the Fair Wages Commission.


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Mental Health and Addictions

People with severe addiction and mental illness to get help at new centre on Riverview lands

Friday, November 17, 2017 11:30 AM

People struggling with complex and severe mental illness and addiction will receive the care they need in a state-of-the-art mental health and addictions centre on the Riverview lands, Premier John Horgan announced today.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Province fixes loophole threatening renters

Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:10 PM

The provincial government has introduced legislation to close a major loophole in fixed-term leases and improve the rights of renters throughout British Columbia, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson announced today.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Over 48,000 British Columbians have had their say on cannabis

Thursday, November 2, 2017 10:32 AM

British Columbia’s public and stakeholder engagement on the legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis — one of the most engaging in B.C.’s history — is now complete.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Getting to work on B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy

Monday, October 30, 2017 10:15 AM

Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced the members of his Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction as he invited British Columbians to share their ideas to help shape the Province’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Honouring the Chinese community in Victoria

Monday, September 11, 2017 8:30 AM

Premier John Horgan, along with members of the Chinese community, unveiled a monument in Victoria’s historic Chinatown yesterday to recognize the contributions of Chinese Canadians.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Winter tire requirements begin Oct. 1

Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:00 PM

With the days getting shorter and the fall ushering in cooler weather, motorists are reminded that winter tire regulations will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.


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