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Premier Clark takes action against sexual violence on campuses

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 1:54 PM

The Province introduced legislation to make campuses safer and more responsive to the needs of victims by requiring public post-secondary institutions to establish sexual misconduct policies within one year of the bill receiving Royal Assent.


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Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Community celebrates Tla’amin Nation treaty

Saturday, April 9, 2016 12:00 PM

Cheers rang out this morning as Tla’amin Nation unveiled three new totem poles at its new Government House, marking the start of a community celebration recognizing the First Nation’s treaty coming into effect.


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Advanced Education

Premier Clark takes action against sexual violence on campuses

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 1:54 PM

The Province introduced legislation to make campuses safer and more responsive to the needs of victims by requiring public post-secondary institutions to establish sexual misconduct policies within one year of the bill receiving Royal Assent.


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Agriculture

Governments invest in B.C.’s growing agri-foods industry

Friday, April 29, 2016 9:30 AM

2015 was a record year for British Columbia’s agricultural and agri-food sector, with revenues topping $12.3 billion for the first time. The federal and provincial governments continued to support ongoing innovation, climate change adaptation and market development through $11.3 million in Growing Forward 2 (GF2) agricultural programs and services.


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Children and Family Development

B.C. exceeds adoption target with 644 kids finding forever homes

Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:45 PM

A total of 644 young British Columbians, who were in government care, found the love and security of a forever home over the past two years, with 2015-16 marking the highest annual adoption count since the Adoptions Act came into effect in 1997.


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Community, Sport and Cultural Development

B.C. celebrates Creative Industries Week

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:30 PM

British Columbia is celebrating the multiple sectors that make up B.C.’s vibrant and flourishing creative industry, including film, television, interactive media, music, magazine and book publishing.


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Education

Province invests $19.6 million in student safety at new Vancouver elementary school

Friday, April 22, 2016 2:15 PM

Student safety – and B.C.’s award winning Seismic Mitigation Program – took a step forward with the announcement of $19.6 million in provincial funding to replace Sir Sandford Fleming Elementary.


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Energy and Mines

Province investing in energy efficient homes

Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:45 PM

Just ahead of Earth Day, the Government of British Columbia is announcing $1.4 million from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund for a suite of programs to help homeowners reduce energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions and to support training in the construction of high performance, energy efficient homes.


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Environment

Honouring volunteer work in BC Parks

Monday, April 25, 2016 10:00 AM

A biologist who has spent more than 35 years beautifying the Cowichan Valley, a driving force behind the protection of an iconic piece of the North Shore Mountains, an enthusiastic park operator known for her wildflower posters, and a man remembered for saving the lives of countless park visitors – these are the recipients of the 2015 BC Parks Volunteer Awards.


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Finance

Standard and Poor’s affirms B.C.’s AAA-stable credit rating

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:30 AM

Standard and Poor’s has affirmed British Columbia’s AAA credit rating and stable outlook, praising the Province’s strong economy, budgetary and fiscal performance.


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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Wildfire season is here: Be ready

Friday, April 22, 2016 1:30 PM

Premier Christy Clark is reminding all British Columbians of the importance of wildfire prevention in the wake of the 34 wildfires that blazed up in a single day in the northeast earlier this week.


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Health

Community paramedicine expands throughout British Columbia

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:15 PM

Health Minister Terry Lake has announced the 73 rural and remote B.C. communities that will welcome community paramedicine, a program that offers residents enhanced health services from paramedics.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Prominent Bella Bella volunteer to receive Medal of Good Citizenship

Friday, April 15, 2016 2:30 PM

Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender, on behalf of Premier Christy Clark, will present Patricia Housty, a well-known Bella Bella citizen, with the province’s newest honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship.


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International Trade

British Columbia celebrates Asian Heritage Month

Friday, April 29, 2016 11:00 AM

Teresa Wat, B.C.’s Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to acknowledge the rich history of British Columbians of Asian descent during Asian Heritage Month:


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Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

B.C. celebrates Creative Industries Week

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:30 PM

British Columbia is celebrating the multiple sectors that make up B.C.’s vibrant and flourishing creative industry, including film, television, interactive media, music, magazine and book publishing.


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Justice

B.C. moves to close the book on profiting from crime

Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:30 AM

Murderers and others convicted of serious crimes will not be able to profit from their crimes through memoirs or memorabilia and inflict further anguish on their victims and families, under proposed legislation.


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Natural Gas Development

Japan trip strengthens B.C.’s natural gas prospects

Monday, April 11, 2016 9:00 AM

Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman has completed a business-development trip to help strengthen British Columbia’s working relationship with liquefied natural gas (LNG) partners headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

B.C. moves to close the book on profiting from crime

Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:30 AM

Murderers and others convicted of serious crimes will not be able to profit from their crimes through memoirs or memorabilia and inflict further anguish on their victims and families, under proposed legislation.


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Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

Liquor Distribution Branch diverts thousands of tonnes from landfills

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:30 AM

Over the past year, BC Liquor Stores customers have returned approximately 94 million beverage containers to their local liquor store—enough to fill more than 22 Olympic-sized swimming pools.


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Social Development and Social Innovation

Project-based learning benefits B.C. workers

Thursday, April 28, 2016 8:45 AM

The hands-on experience of a $1.4-million Okanagan-based Community and Employer Partnership between the B.C. government and the Southern Interior Construction Association made the difference for Sara Peyton.


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Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

Province awards UVic funding to conduct world-class research

Monday, April 4, 2016 9:20 AM

Nearly $825,000 in provincial funding through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) will allow the University of Victoria (UVic) to conduct cutting-edge research that will be applied to health and life sciences, infrastructure, remote sensing, software development and transportation.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Final concept chosen for McKenzie interchange

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:00 AM

The new McKenzie interchange will be built as a partial cloverleaf reflecting the preferred option of 75% of those who participated in the public consultation. This design is also the safest, most efficient option and best meets the long-term needs of this region.


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