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Office of the Premier

B.C. prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan

Monday, June 14, 2021 10:43 AM Translations
B.C. prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan.

Beginning on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, British Columbia will take the next step in safely bringing people back together, transitioning into Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, including lifting restrictions on travel within B.C. 


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Advanced Education and Skills Training

Supporting skilled trades workers, strengthening B.C.’s recovery

Friday, June 11, 2021 11:15 AM Translations
Premier John Horgan and Andrew Mercier, Parliamentary Secretary for Skills Training

The Province is launching a made-in-B.C. certification system to support higher-paying, more stable work for trades workers and to help build the foundation of a strong economic recovery.


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Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

Focus on the farm a priority in COVID-19 recovery

Monday, June 14, 2021 9:00 AM

For the second consecutive year, the Province is waiving the income requirements normally required for existing B.C. farm operations when qualifying for farm classification.


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Attorney General

Families move into new affordable homes in Vancouver

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:00 AM

Individuals and families in Vancouver are moving into 51 new rental homes they can afford, as the Mi Casa redevelopment opens.


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Children and Family Development

Indigenous children to benefit from land-based programming to promote wellness

Monday, June 14, 2021 8:30 AM
Indigenous children to benefit from land-based programming to promote wellness.

About 90 Indigenous early childhood development programs are receiving up to $100,000 each to improve wellness for over 1,700 children through land-based cultural programming. 


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Citizens' Services

Connectivity investments help seniors benefit from technology

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:00 AM
Image: people using laptops, phones and tablets to access services.

People who are looking to access online education and health care services, including seniors, will soon have high-speed internet access in Shuswap and around south Kootenay Lake.


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Education

Moody Elementary to be replaced with modern, expanded facility

Monday, June 14, 2021 9:30 AM

Students and families are getting a new, larger and seismically safe Moody Elementary school with room for projected growth in the community, as well as new child care spaces.


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Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

New report shows B.C. steering toward 2040 EV infrastructure goals

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:45 AM

British Columbia is charging ahead in expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging network with more than 50% of the public fast-charging sites required to meet the province’s 2040 demand already built or underway.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

BC Parks pilots plans for managing, promoting access to nature

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:30 AM

Better protection for the environment and new, expanded measures for British Columbians to access nature are coming to BC Parks this summer.


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Finance

Budget 2021 supports people now while building the foundation for strong recovery

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:05 PM Translations
Finance Minister Selina Robinson

Budget 2021 focuses on protecting people’s health and livelihoods through the pandemic, while making investments in services, infrastructure and opportunities to support a strong recovery and a brighter future for everyone.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Old growth harvesting deferred in Fairy Creek, Walbran areas

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:40 PM
Old growth harvesting deferred in Fairy Creek, Walbran areas.

The Province is honouring the request of the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations and deferring old-growth harvesting in the Fairy Creek watershed and central Walbran areas in their territories.


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Health

B.C. prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan

Monday, June 14, 2021 10:43 AM Translations
B.C. prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan.

Beginning on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, British Columbia will take the next step in safely bringing people back together, transitioning into Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, including lifting restrictions on travel within B.C. 


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Province seeks input from Indigenous peoples to shape future of reconciliation

Friday, June 11, 2021 11:53 AM
Province seeks input from Indigenous peoples to shape future of reconciliation

The provincial government is asking Indigenous peoples for additional feedback on the draft action plan required under the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Premier’s statement on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Friday, April 9, 2021 8:08 AM
Premier’s statement on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Premier John Horgan issued the following statement on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh:


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Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

B.C. prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan

Monday, June 14, 2021 10:43 AM Translations
B.C. prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan.

Beginning on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, British Columbia will take the next step in safely bringing people back together, transitioning into Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, including lifting restrictions on travel within B.C. 


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Labour

New hard hat rules make workplaces more inclusive

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:15 PM Translations
New hard hat rules make workplaces more inclusive.

Workplaces in B.C. will soon be more inclusive for people who wear religious head coverings without compromising workplace safety, thanks to changes WorkSafeBC is making to B.C.’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation on safety headgear.


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Mental Health and Addictions

New Foundry BC app transforms access to vital services for youth, caregivers

Friday, May 7, 2021 10:15 AM
Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions

Youth and their caregivers around British Columbia now have faster, easier access to mental health and substance use services and supports through the new Foundry BC app.


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Municipal Affairs

Province supports local governments to invest in businesses, people

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:45 AM
Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Small businesses and local workers throughout British Columbia will benefit as local government purchasing dollars are invested back into communities through expansion of the British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative.  


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:00 PM Translations

The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Customer service, digital skills training offered virtually

Monday, June 7, 2021 8:00 AM Translations
A woman sits in front of a computer and smiles into the camera while wearing a telephone headset. In the background, a man stands by a counter.

Up to 36 eligible British Columbians will get skills training, in three separate intakes, to prepare them for jobs in customer service and office administration in the Lower Mainland.


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Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

B.C. prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan

Monday, June 14, 2021 10:43 AM Translations
B.C. prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan.

Beginning on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, British Columbia will take the next step in safely bringing people back together, transitioning into Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, including lifting restrictions on travel within B.C. 


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Fraser Valley residents' input sought for Highway 1 improvements

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:00 AM
Fraser Valley residents' input sought for Highway 1 improvements.

The Province is planning for future improvements to Highway 1 between 264th Street and Whatcom Road, and public engagement is underway to help determine the full scope of the project.


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