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Office of the Premier

New plan maps next steps forward in B.C.’s economic recovery

Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:10 PM Translations

Premier John Horgan and Carole James, Minister of Finance, have released Stronger BC for Everyone: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan.


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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Statement on public post-secondary back-to-school gatherings

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:45 AM

Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, has issued the following statement on the excessive number of students gathering publicly at the University of Victoria (UVic) outside of educational activities:


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Agriculture

Public feedback on ALR residential flexibility intentions paper available

Friday, September 4, 2020 8:45 AM

The Province is releasing a “what we heard” summary report on the Ministry of Agriculture’s proposed policy direction to increase residential flexibility in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).


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Attorney General

New Enhanced Care coverage starts May 2021

Friday, August 14, 2020 10:30 AM

ICBC will embark on a new way of doing auto insurance in British Columbia, the largest transformation in its 40-year history.


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Children and Family Development

Thousands more child care spaces coming for B.C. families

Friday, September 18, 2020 8:45 AM Translations

B.C. families in 35 communities will soon have access to thousands of quality, licensed child care spaces as the Province marks a new milestone in its Childcare BC plan.


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Citizens' Services

Service BC goes digital with video identity verification

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:15 PM

British Columbians now have more virtual options to set up their mobile BC Services Card.


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Education

Detailed plans support safe return to classroom

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:00 PM Translations

Back to school plans for K-12 families are now posted for all 60 school districts, so parents and families can prepare to support their children for a safe return to the classroom.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Province supports jobs and innovation in clean tech sector

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:45 AM

British Columbia is leading the way in clean technology with companies developing clean energy projects funded through the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Province approves local bans, takes action on plastics

Saturday, September 12, 2020 1:00 PM

Through new initiatives, the Government of British Columbia is taking action to prevent plastic waste from polluting communities, shorelines and ending up in landfills.


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Finance

New plan maps next steps forward in B.C.’s economic recovery

Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:10 PM Translations

Premier John Horgan and Carole James, Minister of Finance, have released Stronger BC for Everyone: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Rent relief coming for outdoor adventure operators

Friday, September 18, 2020 10:15 AM

The B.C. government is stepping up to help eligible outdoor adventure businesses, fishing and hunting lodges, guest ranches, ecotourism lodges, seasonal campgrounds and other commercial recreation operators during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Health

Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Friday, September 18, 2020 3:30 PM Translations

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Landmark new agreement lays out path for reconciliation with Lake Babine Nation

Friday, September 18, 2020 10:45 AM

Lake Babine Nation, Canada and the Province of British Columbia have signed a landmark new reconciliation agreement that sets the foundation for a 20-year journey to implement and recognize Lake Babine Nation rights and title, leading to greater prosperity, partnership and economic development that benefits everyone in the region for generations to come.  


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Four projects benefit from French-language funding

Friday, September 18, 2020 3:15 PM Translations

The Province has announced that it is partnering with four non-profit organizations to support projects that directly benefit British Columbia’s francophone community.


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Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness

Support service helps over 4,200 businesses during pandemic

Friday, July 3, 2020 11:30 AM

The B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service has served more than 4,200 businesses through phone, chat and email since its launch in April 2020, and has had more than 200,000 visits to its COVID-19 web page.


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Labour

Temporary layoff extensions protect thousands of jobs

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:15 PM

The Province has protected jobs and workers impacted by COVID-19 with an online variance application that simplified the process to extend temporary layoffs, resulting in the approval of more than 500 variances that protect more than 9,100 jobs across a variety of economic sectors.


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Mental Health and Addictions

Stronger mental health, substance use services to help young people thrive

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:45 AM

Better, seamless mental health and substance use care for children and youth in three more school districts will support families through new integrated child and youth teams in Richmond, Coast Mountains and Okanagan-Similkameen.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Restart funding to support transit services people count on

Friday, September 18, 2020 12:50 PM

People throughout B.C. will continue to have safe, reliable and affordable public transportation options, with federal and provincial confirmation that TransLink, BC Transit and BC Ferries will share more than $1 billion under the federal/provincial Safe Restart Agreement announced earlier this summer, cost-shared 50-50 by both governments.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:00 PM

The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Funding provides essential skills, training to Downtown Eastside workers

Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:30 AM

Up to 26 people living and working in the Downtown Eastside will gain new training to enhance their skills as recycling workers, thanks to new funding from the Government of British Columbia.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

New energy-efficient building to protect B.C.’s history

Friday, September 18, 2020 2:15 PM

To make the Royal BC Museum’s collections and archives more accessible, the B.C. government will build a new collections and research building in Colwood.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Restart funding to support transit services people count on

Friday, September 18, 2020 12:50 PM

People throughout B.C. will continue to have safe, reliable and affordable public transportation options, with federal and provincial confirmation that TransLink, BC Transit and BC Ferries will share more than $1 billion under the federal/provincial Safe Restart Agreement announced earlier this summer, cost-shared 50-50 by both governments.


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