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Office of the Premier

B.C. government’s primary health-care strategy focuses on faster, team-based care

Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:15 AM

The B.C. government is launching a new primary health-care strategy to deliver faster and improved access to health care for British Columbians in all parts of the province, Premier John Horgan has announced.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

The Province welcomes new Lieutenant Governor

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:15 PM

Premier John Horgan offered his congratulations today to Janet Austin, OBC, on being sworn in as British Columbia’s 30th lieutenant governor.


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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

New tech seats in niche programs give students more choices

Friday, May 4, 2018 8:00 AM

Students throughout British Columbia will have more opportunities to pursue good-paying jobs in B.C.’s booming tech industry, which will ensure the province’s employers have access to more homegrown talent.


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Agriculture

B.C. food and drink on display during Buy BC: Eat Drink Local campaign

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:49 AM

The month of May marks the start of the Buy BC: Eat Drink Local dining campaign.


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Attorney General

ICBC legislation focuses on affordability and supporting crash victims

Monday, April 23, 2018 1:55 PM

The Government of British Columbia is introducing changes to legislation aimed at reversing ICBC’s skyrocketing legal and administrative costs, and making insurance rates more affordable for B.C. drivers, Attorney General David Eby announced today.


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Children and Family Development

Ministers’ statement on Child Care Month in B.C.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:45 AM

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, and Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care, have issued the following statement recognizing the importance of Child Care Month in B.C.:


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Citizens' Services

Get ready for a new round of connectivity funding for B.C. communities

Thursday, May 3, 2018 9:15 AM

Internet service providers and other community-based organizations will soon be eligible to apply for new $16 million grant funding to improve connectivity in rural, remote and Indigenous areas in B.C., announced Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services.


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Education

Students celebrate construction at New Westminster Secondary

Friday, May 25, 2018 10:45 AM

Students at New Westminster Secondary school (NWSS) are one step closer to having a new, seismically safer school.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

B.C. supports shift to clean transportation options

Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:15 PM

The Province is making clean transportation more affordable and accessible for British Columbians, with incentives and one of Canada’s largest networks of charging and fuelling stations, announced Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources on Clean Energy Vehicle Day.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Three B.C. parks to be renamed as part of Indigenous reconciliation efforts

Monday, May 7, 2018 2:04 PM

Three provincial parks will be renamed to reflect their historic and cultural significance as part of reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples, if proposed legislative amendments introduced are passed.


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Finance

Property Tax Deferment Program benefits homeowners

Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:30 PM

Did you know you may be eligible to defer your property taxes?


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Government to review recommendations on 2017 floods, wildfires

Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:13 PM

As the Province responds to ongoing flooding, and in advance of the 2018 wildfire season, government is acting on some of the recommendations in the report, Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in British Columbia, announced Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.


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Health

B.C. government’s primary health-care strategy focuses on faster, team-based care

Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:15 AM

The B.C. government is launching a new primary health-care strategy to deliver faster and improved access to health care for British Columbians in all parts of the province, Premier John Horgan has announced.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Friendship centre support means better services for urban Indigenous communities

Friday, April 6, 2018 9:45 AM

British Columbia’s Aboriginal friendship centres have access to reliable, dedicated funding for the first time thanks to Budget 2018, ensuring their critical services for urban Indigenous peoples into the future.


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Jobs, Trade and Technology

Statement from the Province on 3,000 new B.C. jobs with Amazon by 2022

Monday, April 30, 2018 10:51 AM

Premier John Horgan and Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, have issued the following statement in response to Amazon’s announcement that it will create 3,000 new jobs in British Columbia by 2022, in addition to the 1,000 new jobs the company announced in November 2017:


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Labour

Province to eliminate barriers for first responders to access compensation for mental trauma

Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:40 PM

First responders, sheriffs and correctional officers will have greater access to services and compensation for mental disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that can arise from traumatic workplace incidents, as a result of legislative amendments announced by Labour Minister Harry Bains.


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Mental Health and Addictions

New regional residential treatment facility for youth experiencing problematic substance use

Thursday, April 5, 2018 1:50 PM

A new specialized treatment centre for youth facing substance-use challenges is coming to Fraser Health.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Province invests in new homes for women fleeing violence

Friday, May 25, 2018 10:15 AM

More women and children fleeing violence will have a safe and secure place to go, as the Government of British Columbia builds 1,500 new supportive homes throughout the province.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

B.C. communities to benefit from disaster-mitigation funding

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:30 AM

The Government of British Columbia is improving the safety of British Columbians and protecting communities by investing $6.5 million in disaster-mitigation projects throughout the province.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Sustainable revenue for Indigenous artists from work experience project

Thursday, March 29, 2018 3:45 PM

Local Indigenous artists and production trainees creating collectible items are benefiting from a government-funded skills training and work experience project.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Province supports bid for 2020 North American Indigenous Games

Monday, April 16, 2018 12:27 PM

The provincial government welcomed members of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council to Victoria with an announcement of $3.5 million in support for the 2020 Games bid by the Songhees First Nation.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

B.C. supports shift to clean transportation options

Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:15 PM

The Province is making clean transportation more affordable and accessible for British Columbians, with incentives and one of Canada’s largest networks of charging and fuelling stations, announced Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources on Clean Energy Vehicle Day.


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