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Office of the Premier

British Columbia welcomes federal decision on PNW LNG

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:30 PM

Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement about Canada’s approval of Pacific NorthWest LNG facility proposed for northwest British Columbia:

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Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Partners on a healing journey

Monday, September 12, 2016 1:30 PM

It has been more than 60 years since the Cheslatta people were displaced from their homes and cultural sites to make way for construction of Kenny Dam in northwestern B.C. The Cheslatta Carrier Nation and the B.C. Government signed a framework agreement designed to help heal historic wounds and shape a better future.

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Advanced Education

Renovated Trades Training Complex opens at Okanagan College

Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:27 AM

Premier Christy Clark and Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson have officially opened the newly renovated $35-million Trades Training Complex at Okanagan College.

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Green thumbs up! Introducing Grow Local BC

Friday, September 30, 2016 11:00 AM

The British Columbia government is providing funding of up to $25,000 each for 10 communities, so they can work directly with their local residents to help them grow their own food. Grow Local BC, a pilot project, was introduced to Union of British Columbia Municipalities delegates in Victoria.

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Children and Family Development

More support for a child's brighter future

Monday, September 19, 2016 11:45 AM

The Province has provided $60,000 to train a group of clinicians working with high-risk children on northern Vancouver Island.

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Community, Sport and Cultural Development

UBCM 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016 3:14 PM

The Union of BC Municipalities annual convention is being held in Victoria, B.C. September 26-30 at the Victoria Convention Centre. More than 1,800 delegates will attend the annual event that includes workshops, clinics, resolution and debates, as well as speeches from the Premier, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and the Leader of the Opposition.

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Bayside and Cloverdale students benefit from safer schools

Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:15 AM

Students are back in class and safer today thanks to the recently completed seismic upgrades at Cloverdale Traditional Elementary school and the almost complete replacement of the leaky gym roof at Bayside Middle school.

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Energy and Mines

Province and FVRD set foundation for commercial gravel operations

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:45 PM

After more than a decade of hard work and co-operation by the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD), industry and the Ministry of Energy and Mines, there is now greater clarity for residents and industry about where and how commercial gravel operations are allowed to operate in the Fraser Valley.

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Reserve your spot for two popular BC Parks adventures

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:00 AM

Visitors can start planning their trips to two popular BC Parks destinations even earlier this year as bookings for the world-renowned Berg Lake trail and Bowron Lake canoe circuit open soon.

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B.C. benefits from increased revenues, reduced debt in budget update

Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:30 AM

Continued economic growth and stronger-than-budgeted revenues are providing government the flexibility to plan new investments in programs that benefit housing affordability and supply, set money aside to reduce provincial debt, and save money for the future through the B.C. Prosperity Fund.

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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Great Bear Rainforest legacy established

Monday, September 26, 2016 1:30 PM

A new $1-million trust will be established to commemorate the visit of Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and celebrate the endorsement of the Great Bear Rainforest under The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative.

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Funding boost for overdose crisis

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:50 PM

To bolster the efforts underway to prevent illicit drug overdoses and related deaths, Premier Christy Clark announced that the Province is providing $10 million to support a British Columbia addiction treatment research and training centre and to fund strategies identified under the Joint Task Force on Overdose Prevention.

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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

#RoyalTour to BC

Monday, August 22, 2016 12:34 PM

The unique beauty of Canada’s West Coast and the rugged wildness of the North will be front and centre during The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second official Royal Tour to Canada.

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International Trade

B.C. agrifoods companies dish up their goods at major Asian food expo

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:30 PM

Eight B.C. food companies will have the fruits of their labour on display at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Food Expo, Asia’s largest consumer food industry event, from Aug. 11-15, 2016.

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Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

B.C., shipping and industrial marine industry collaborate to meet labour needs

Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:00 AM

In recognition of World Maritime Day 2016, the B.C. government, Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) and the Association of British Columbia Marine Industries (ABCMI) have announced two new projects to help the industry meet its workforce needs.

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B.C. Human Rights Code to include explicit protection for gender identity, expression

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:00 PM

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton introduced legislation to make B.C.’s Human Rights Code more explicit in the protections it affords transgender persons in British Columbia.

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Natural Gas Development

British Columbia welcomes federal decision on PNW LNG

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:30 PM

Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement about Canada’s approval of Pacific NorthWest LNG facility proposed for northwest British Columbia:

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Public Safety and Solicitor General

New Illegal Firearms Task Force

Monday, September 26, 2016 2:00 PM

A key deliverable in British Columbia’s $23-million expanded Guns and Gangs Strategy is underway with the creation of an Illegal Firearms Task Force.

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Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

Growing number of small businesses benefit from partnerships with local governments

Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:00 AM

Entrepreneurs throughout British Columbia are benefitting from local, provincial and federal government partnerships aimed at expanding two programs that cut red tape, create jobs and grow the economy.

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Social Development and Social Innovation

Creating better access to tech employment

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:45 PM

A study that will help create improved access to engineering and technology employment opportunities for people with disabilities is being launched in the Lower Mainland.

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Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

B.C.’s tech sector strong and growing

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:00 AM

The latest figures from BC Stats confirm jobs and wages in B.C’s technology sector hit the highest levels ever recorded as B.C.’s technology industry continues to grow and thrive.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Public engagement starts for new Stop of Interest signs

Monday, September 26, 2016 10:15 AM

The Province has unveiled its plan to rejuvenate and add to the Stop of Interest signs located on highways across British Columbia.

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