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Office of the Premier

B.C., First Nations’ leadership celebrate progress on reconciliation commitments

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:15 AM

MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH AND TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES/VANCOUVER - British Columbia’s cabinet ministers and First Nations’ leadership kicked off the annual B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering on the heels of historic progress that significantly advances reconciliation in B.C.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Governor Inslee and Premier Horgan launch joint Clean Grid Initiative

Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:37 PM

As part of ongoing work to expand regional collaboration on clean energy innovation, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and B.C. Premier John Horgan announced a joint Clean Grid Initiative and Clean Grid Summit to be held in 2020.


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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Affordable on-campus housing coming to SFU, taking pressure off rental market

Friday, November 1, 2019 10:45 AM

Students at Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Burnaby campus will soon have access to hundreds more on-campus housing beds, opening available rental housing in the region.


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Agriculture

B.C. communities to benefit from two new regional food hubs

Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:30 AM

Port Alberni and Surrey will be home to B.C.’s newest regional food hubs, which help farms and food processing businesses innovate and grow, create jobs and strengthen local economies.


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Attorney General

Province calls on federal government to ban conversion therapy

Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 PM

The British Columbia government has delivered a letter to David Lametti, federal Minister of Justice, condemning conversion therapy and is calling on the Government of Canada to add the practice to the Criminal Code. 


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Children and Family Development

Mom of 10: ‘I have a lot of help’

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:00 PM

With the average-sized household in Canada at 2.9 people, Natalie and Merv realize their family of 12 is somewhat unusual.


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Citizens' Services

Connectivity helps keep people safe on Haida Gwaii

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:45 PM

Internet connectivity plays an important role in keeping people safe in emergency situations, especially in remote areas.


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Education

Winners of the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education announced

Friday, October 4, 2019 4:30 PM

The 10 winners of the second annual Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education share a commitment to helping British Columbian students succeed.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

New rebates for EV charging stations make it easier to go electric

Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:30 PM

It is now easier for British Columbians to buy and install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at home and at work with more than $4 million in new CleanBC rebates.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Province seeks feedback to ban, reduce, recycle more plastics

Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:15 AM

British Columbians are invited to have their say on proposed new actions to reduce the plastic waste polluting the province’s waterways, environment and landfills.


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Finance

B.C. well prepared with balanced budget, resilient economy amid global uncertainty

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:00 AM

The Province’s first quarterly results confirm B.C. is on solid footing, thanks to careful planning and strong budget management that is delivering the services people count on, making life more affordable for people and building a sustainable economy.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

First round of support programs for forestry workers now available

Friday, October 18, 2019 4:25 PM

The provincial government has announced another step in its commitment to have supports in place for contractors, workers and communities impacted by indefinite and permanent mill closures in B.C.’s Interior.


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Health

Improving access to First Nations-led primary health care

Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:15 AM

First Nations and other residents in Metro Vancouver will have increased access to culturally safe and appropriate primary health care thanks to the Province and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) supporting expansion of the Lu’ma Medical Centre.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

B.C., First Nations’ leadership celebrate progress on reconciliation commitments

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:15 AM

MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH AND TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES/VANCOUVER - British Columbia’s cabinet ministers and First Nations’ leadership kicked off the annual B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering on the heels of historic progress that significantly advances reconciliation in B.C.


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Jobs, Trade and Technology

New initiatives provide jobs, opportunity in Surrey, Fraser Valley

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:15 AM

The B.C. government has announced its vision to promote the City of Surrey as a second Lower Mainland downtown and to build an innovation corridor that will drive economic growth and create good jobs and opportunity for people in Surrey and the Fraser Valley.


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Labour

Saying goodbye to the ‘self-help kit’

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:15 PM

An easier, more accessible complaint process is now in place for workers who have concerns about their employment rights, with the elimination of the Employment Standards Branch’s “self-help kit.”


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Mental Health and Addictions

B.C. students learn mental health skills for life at BC Lions summit

Friday, November 1, 2019 2:30 PM

Approximately 120 students will have an opportunity to build mental health resiliency and develop skills to help them succeed in their life and career goals.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

New affordable homes under construction for seniors in Mission

Friday, October 18, 2019 10:00 AM

Seniors in need of homes will soon have access to more than 70 new affordable rental homes and a new seniors’ community centre, with construction underway on a new development in Mission.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Honouring leaders in community safety

Friday, November 8, 2019 1:00 PM

Five community leaders were presented with awards for their contributions to community safety, healing and crime prevention in British Columbia.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Connecting the community through storytelling

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:00 AM

Everybody has a story. The Existence Project uses storytelling to build a community of empathy, understanding and belonging for everyone.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Amplify BC helping artists' voices be heard

Monday, October 28, 2019 3:15 PM

Biawanna is excited to film their first music video, thanks to a grant from Amplify BC.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Province invests in CleanBC Heavy-duty Vehicle Efficiency Program

Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:30 AM

Under CleanBC, British Columbia’s climate plan, the Province is rolling out a new heavy-duty vehicle efficiency program that will help lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and will help commercial truck drivers spend less money on fuel.


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