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B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan to cut emissions while growing the economy

Friday, August 19, 2016 1:27 PM

The provincial government unveiled the Climate Leadership Plan, leading to the creation of up to 66,000 jobs over the next ten years, and reducing net annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 million tonnes below current forecasts by 2050.

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Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

B.C., Ahousaht First Nation launch a new partnership

Friday, August 12, 2016 1:45 PM

British Columbia and Ahousaht First Nation celebrated the start of a powerful new economic partnership.

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Advanced Education

Canada, British Columbia invest in infrastructure at Northern Lights College

Monday, August 22, 2016 10:10 AM

Post-secondary institutions help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class.

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Agri-tourism balance supports farmers, celebrates farming

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 11:45 AM

The British Columbia government has brought clarity to permitted agri-tourism activities and has established new opportunities around events, such as weddings in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), to help farmers grow their incomes and help British Columbians share the growing passion for local foods and farming.

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Children and Family Development

Back to school support for families and children

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:00 AM

Kids will soon be swapping the great outdoors for the classroom as summer draws to a close and the new school year begins. With the summer break nearly over, many working parents and caregivers will be searching for child care.

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Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Twelve B.C. athletes bring home medals

Monday, August 22, 2016 11:10 AM

Twelve athletes from British Columbia are bringing home eight medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, including team medals in sports such as swimming, soccer, cycling, rugby and rowing.

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Back to school tips and links for students and their families

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:30 AM

As families get ready to send over 600,000 students back to school, there are lots of great resources available to make the transition to the classroom easier – and get a start on getting ready for life after high school.

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Energy and Mines

Site C construction reaches one-year milestone

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 9:00 AM

Construction of the Site C project in northeast British Columbia reached its one-year anniversary last week. Significant construction progress has been made over the past year and the project is on track for schedule, scope and budget.

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B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan to cut emissions while growing the economy

Friday, August 19, 2016 1:27 PM

The provincial government unveiled the Climate Leadership Plan, leading to the creation of up to 66,000 jobs over the next ten years, and reducing net annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 million tonnes below current forecasts by 2050.

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Foreign ownership of residential properties

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:30 AM

Updated data on foreign investment show more than $885 million in foreign investment flowed into Metro Vancouver’s residential real estate market in just five weeks, representing 86% of the capital invested in the sector by foreign purchasers throughout the province.

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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

B.C. goes high tech to support moose management

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:30 PM

A new interactive tool is allowing British Columbians to help wildlife biologists monitor moose populations and inform conservation efforts.

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Joint task force mobilized to scale up overdose response

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:15 AM

British Columbia is experiencing an unprecedented rise in overdoses.

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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

#RoyalTour to BC: Dates and Cities

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

Chinese Canadian artifact inventory makes history with online database

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:45 PM

British Columbia’s first-ever computerized inventory of Chinese historical records and artifacts is now complete, giving easy access to anyone interested in learning more about the rich cultural history of Chinese Canadians in B.C.

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Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

Canada-BC Job Grant provides $9.6 million to help businesses train employees

Monday, August 22, 2016 8:00 AM

The Province of British Columbia now has $9.6 million in Canada-BC Job Grant funding available to help employers provide skills training to current or new employees.

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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

Affordable seniors’ housing preserved in McBride

Friday, July 29, 2016 9:00 AM

Seniors in McBride will continue to benefit from safe, affordable housing at Beaverview Lodge, which will undergo extensive renovations and upgrades.

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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Province in partnership to stand together against violence

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:30 AM

Women, children, and any family members who are affected by domestic violence now have a safe, supportive place to go for help, with a specialized team focussed on their protection and transition to safety.

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Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

B.C. wineries to benefit from interprovincial trade agreement

Sunday, July 24, 2016 11:10 AM

British Columbia’s new interprovincial trade agreement with Ontario and Quebec will cut red tape for B.C. wineries and increase market access for the world renowned wines produced throughout the province.

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Social Development and Social Innovation

Building trails to employment in Tumbler Ridge

Thursday, August 25, 2016 12:15 PM

A $270,000 project in Tumbler Ridge is providing work experience and creating better recreation sites for residents and tourists.

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Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

The Province and B.C.’s technology industry join forces to meet labour needs

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:15 AM

The B.C. government announced nearly $600,000 towards a partnership with key technology industry partners to study the labour market needs in the tech sector.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Province gives green light to modified golf carts

Friday, August 12, 2016 12:00 PM

A new pilot project will now allow golf carts to operate on certain local roads in Chase and in Qualicum Beach, providing drivers with more transportation options.

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