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Communities rally to help Midway and Oliver recover

Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:32 PM

Amidst the fire, smoke and disruption of two major interface fires and hundreds of overnight evacuations, one thing has become very clear – the people of Oliver and Midway are some of the most resilient, generous and compassionate in British Columbia.


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Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Energy plan funding for Vancouver Island First Nations

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:30 AM

Finding ways to ensure more efficient and sustainable energy use. That is the focus of community energy plans being developed by three Vancouver Island First Nations with support from the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund.


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Advanced Education

Putting new trades equipment in the skilled hands of B.C. students

Monday, July 20, 2015 7:30 AM

As part of B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, government is investing $12 million in 2015-16 for new trades equipment at 14 public post-secondary institutions so students planning to enter in-demand occupations learn their trade using industry-standard technology.


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Agriculture

Ground-breaking held for new BC SPCA Community Animal Centre in Nanaimo

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:01 PM

Courtesy of BC SPCA


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Children and Family Development

Independent review of ministry practice launched

Friday, July 24, 2015 9:00 AM

In partnership with the Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC), the Ministry of Children and Family Development has asked Bob Plecas, a highly respected former deputy minister, to lead an independent review into matters arising from Judge Walker’s recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling.


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Community, Sport and Cultural Development

EventHostBC grant recipients announced

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:45 AM

Sixty non-profit organizations in 44 British Columbia communities have received funding support from EventHostBC. This Government of B.C. initiative was designed to encourage and support small-scale, volunteer-driven events that build community spirit, volunteer capacity and promote out-of-town visitation.


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Education

Curriculum revisions prep students to succeed in changing world

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 7:00 AM

The world is changing. Technology and innovation are reshaping society. Today's students need the right skills to succeed in tomorrow’s world.


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Energy and Mines

Province backs informed land-use decisions with $5 million in funding to Geoscience BC

Thursday, June 4, 2015 11:15 AM

Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett announced today that the Province will provide $5 million in funding to Geoscience BC to support its work encouraging mineral and energy exploration investment and informed land-use decisions for the benefit of all British Columbians.


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Environment

Protecting BC Parks through stronger policy

Friday, August 7, 2015 9:00 AM

A new policy for issuing investigative use and research permits will ensure provincial parks and protected areas are preserved and protected, and B.C.’s parks remain off limits for any new industrial activity.


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Finance

Cooperative capital markets regulator chair named

Friday, July 24, 2015 9:30 AM

The Council of Ministers announced important developments toward the implementation of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System at its inaugural meeting today in Victoria, B.C.


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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Communities rally to help Midway and Oliver recover

Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:32 PM

Amidst the fire, smoke and disruption of two major interface fires and hundreds of overnight evacuations, one thing has become very clear – the people of Oliver and Midway are some of the most resilient, generous and compassionate in British Columbia.


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Health

Health-care sites improving safety for nurses and other staff

Thursday, August 6, 2015 9:45 AM

Four high-priority health-care sites will be safer thanks to collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU).


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

New medal will honor B.C. citizens who do good deeds

Friday, July 31, 2015 10:26 AM

The Province is heralding B.C. Day by unveiling its new Medal of Good Citizenship today. The medal features British Columbia’s shield, floral emblem and the words, ‘Generosity, Service and Selflessness’. British Columbians are now urged to consider good citizens making a difference in their communities and nominate them for this new honour.


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International Trade

Film funding adds new lens to First Nations and Chinese Canadian history

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:15 PM

A documentary film providing a new perspective on B.C. history through the moving story of a mixed Musqueam and Chinese family is receiving provincial funding so it can educate and inspire larger audiences.


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Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

WorkBC’s Find Your Fit to showcase B.C.’s in-demand jobs in Vancouver

Friday, August 21, 2015 10:00 AM

Young people considering what skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations will have an opportunity for interactive, hands-on experience at WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour stop at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver.


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Justice

Distracted driving consultation draws heartfelt ideas

Friday, July 24, 2015 9:00 AM

Heartfelt submissions and strong opinions permeate the more than 10,000 submissions and comments government received during its month-long consultation on distracted driving.


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Natural Gas Development

B.C. passes Liquefied Natural Gas Project Agreements Act

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:40 PM

Legislation passed in the legislature enabling LNG project agreements sets the stage for unprecedented levels of investment, job creation, and economic activity.


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Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

Early openings allowed during the Rugby World Cup

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:30 AM

We know the clock doesn’t cater to just one time zone when it comes to international sporting events, so government has created flexibility, allowing liquor establishments in B.C. to host early morning screenings – provided no liquor is served.


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Social Development and Social Innovation

Employment supports for single parents on assistance

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 10:15 AM

The Single Parent Employment Initiative will remove barriers to employment for single parents on income and disability assistance by providing them with the supports they need to secure long-term and sustainable employment.


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Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

Vancouver tech facilities help place British Columbia on the global map

Friday, July 3, 2015 4:04 PM

Touring Vancouver facilities that help place British Columbia on the global map, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services Amrik Virk shows support for B.C.'s growing tech sector.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Government of Canada and B.C. government support upgrades to Highway 97 north of Fort St. John

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 PM

Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, and Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for British Columbia announced a highway corridor upgrade on Highway 97.


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