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Office of the Premier

B.C. government supports military reserve forces

Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:35 AM

The Government of British Columbia has expanded job-protected leave for Canadian military reserve forces in B.C. to cover leave for military training.

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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

Okanagan College students benefit from new trades training equipment

Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:45 AM

Students at 15 public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia, including Okanagan College, will benefit from $6.1 million in funding for new industry-standard trades training equipment.

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Buy local in Delta to support local companies

Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:30 AM

Local residents and visitors are able to enjoy local, fresh flavours grown and produced all year round in Delta.

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Children and Family Development

B.C. leads Canada, extends support for youth aging out of care

Monday, October 17, 2016 4:15 PM

More youth in care will benefit from extended supports, including life skills programs that focus on financial planning, healthy living and employability, thanks to changes to the Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) program.

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Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Touring acts take the stage in communities throughout B.C.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:30 AM

Performing arts presenters throughout British Columbia are receiving $331,500 in grants to engage professional touring artists and enhance programming activity.

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Province invests to improve student transportation services for B.C. families

Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:00 AM

Families throughout the province will soon benefit from improved transportation services in their communities, thanks to $14.7 million in funding under the new provincial Student Transportation Fund.

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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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Province kicks off public consultation on B.C. species at risk

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:00 AM

Over the next six weeks, British Columbians are invited to share their ideas on new ways to protect species at risk in B.C., and how to better support activities such as monitoring, research and stewardship.

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Meeting strengthens India-B.C. partnerships

Monday, October 24, 2016 12:15 PM

Minister of Finance Michael de Jong met with Indian Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs in the cabinet of India, Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi to discuss ways to continue to strengthen economic ties between India and British Columbia.

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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Premier Christy Clark announces a Minister of State for Rural Economic Development

Friday, October 21, 2016 9:00 AM

Premier Christy Clark has announced her intention for Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett to be sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development by Her Honour, Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon.

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Take a shot at protecting yourself and others from the flu

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:45 AM

Arming yourself against the flu is as easy as getting the flu shot.

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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Governments of Canada and British Columbia investing in Highway 16 improvements

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:35 PM

From visiting friends and relatives to getting goods to market, we rely on our roads, bridges and highways to support a vibrant economy and great quality of life. Investing in modern transportation infrastructure will help create jobs and grow the middle class now, while building the foundation for a strong economic future.

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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. government supports military reserve forces

Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:35 AM

The Government of British Columbia has expanded job-protected leave for Canadian military reserve forces in B.C. to cover leave for military training.

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New sheriffs ready for assignments at B.C. courthouses

Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:55 PM

Government is adding 23 new deputy sheriffs, who start work next week in communities across the province.

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Natural Gas Development

Extreme weather response shelters open early

Friday, October 14, 2016 10:30 AM

Storm season has arrived earlier than usual this year, and as a result, the Province is providing early funding to any Extreme Weather Response (EWR) shelter in British Columbia that is prepared to open early.

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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Completed correctional centre locks up safety and jobs

Friday, October 21, 2016 10:30 AM

The on-time, on-budget completion of the new $200-million Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) puts a lock on more options to safely house inmates throughout British Columbia – and adds 300 jobs in the South Okanagan for correctional officers and support staff.

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Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

B.C. hop farming growing fast to support burgeoning craft beer industry

Monday, October 24, 2016 9:00 AM

British Columbia's craft beer industry is on the "hop" these days.

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Social Development and Social Innovation

Governments of Canada and B.C. join forces to challenge provinces and territories to help Canadians with disabilities plan for the future

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 1:03 PM

To recognize British Columbia’s third-annual RDSP Awareness Month, and to celebrate that B.C. is leading the way for RDSP education and uptake across the country, Canada and B.C. joined forces to challenge all ministers responsible for persons with disabilities across Canada to take actions to increase Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) uptake in their provinces or territories.

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Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

B.C. launches $100M tech fund and announces first investment

Friday, October 21, 2016 1:15 PM

The B.C. government’s $100-million BC Tech Fund, a key part of the #BCTECH Strategy, launched with the announcement of a fund manager and an initial investment in a B.C. technology company.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Funding for new Parsnip River Bridge to improve safety and access

Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:00 AM

A thriving economy needs strategic investments in transportation infrastructure to keep people and goods moving efficiently. Important projects such as this one increase job opportunities and provide a better quality of life for the middle class.

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