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Office of the Premier

Premier Horgan shuffles cabinet

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:12 AM

Premier John Horgan has made changes to cabinet that reflect government’s commitment to a strong, sustainable and innovative economy that benefits people and communities throughout British Columbia.

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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Medal of Good Citizenship recipients announced

Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:20 AM

Eighteen people from throughout B.C. will receive the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding service and commitment to helping others in their communities.

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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Scientific discovery awaits students at new UBC facilities

Friday, January 17, 2020 10:15 AM

Students from British Columbia and around the world can now study for careers in the life sciences, such as genetics, health care, conservation and ecology, in the renovated and expanded Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Laboratories at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

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B.C. and Yukon partner on strategies to feed the North

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:30 PM

Farmers, ranchers and food processors in Yukon and northern B.C. may soon have more local customers, as the two governments connect to build food security and increase the supply and production of local food in the North.

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Attorney General

New ICBC collision, glass repair programs to save costs, improve accountability

Monday, January 20, 2020 11:45 AM

ICBC and industry partners have worked together to redesign collision and glass repair programs to generate savings for ICBC and promote high-performing shops to serve drivers better.

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Children and Family Development

More support to meet demand for early childhood educators

Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:00 PM

To meet the demand for early childhood educators (ECE) in British Columbia, the Province is reallocating $4 million within the Canada-BC Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement to provide additional bursaries through the ECE Education Support Fund.

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Citizens' Services

Launch of connectivity fund creates opportunity for communities

Monday, December 2, 2019 10:15 AM

Rural, remote and Indigenous communities can access grants for high-speed internet projects, which will help people get connected, learn, do business and access vital services.  

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Third annual awards honour B.C.’s finest education professionals

Monday, January 13, 2020 9:30 AM

Nominations are open for the third annual Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education, a chance to recognize the British Columbian teachers, administrators and support workers who are making a positive impact on students and their school communities.

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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

B.C. investing in EV skills training for a cleaner, better future

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:45 PM

With support from CleanBC, a new electric vehicle (EV) training program for automotive technicians has successfully completed its first pilot and will be available to the public in 2020.

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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Applications open for BC Parks Student Ranger Program

Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:30 PM

Young adults keen to work outdoors this summer and to acquire a diverse range of job skills can now apply for the BC Parks Student Ranger Program.

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Declaration period begins for second year of landmark tax

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:30 AM

People who own homes in communities where the speculation and vacancy tax applies will soon receive a declaration package in the mail.

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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Government provides support to Interior mill workers, families

Monday, December 23, 2019 10:45 AM

The provincial government is providing $875,000 to 11 Interior communities to help with delivery of transition services and supports to B.C. mill workers and their families who have been affected by permanent or indefinite mill closures or shift reductions.

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Full steam ahead for new hospital in Fort St. James

Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:45 PM

The new, state-of-the-art Stuart Lake Hospital that will provide better health care and create more jobs for people is ready for construction, following the Province’s approval of the project business plan.

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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Joint statement on B.C. Indigenous human rights legislation passing unanimously

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:20 PM

Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations; Cheryl Casimer, First Nations Summit; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs; and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation, have issued the following statement:

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Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness

Buying local supports B.C. communities

Monday, December 2, 2019 8:00 AM

To recognize the contributions local businesses make to their communities and to B.C.’s economy, the B.C. government has proclaimed Dec. 2-8, 2019, as BC Buy Local Week.

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Forestry job placement offices open throughout Interior

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:00 PM

Displaced forestry workers can access direct, hands-on supports at job placement co-ordination offices now open in five Interior communities.

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Mental Health and Addictions

Choir supports participants through highs, lows of mental health

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:30 AM

As a child, Alaric loved to sing. He was in the school choir as a young boy. As he got older, he joined a band, taking up the bassoon.

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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Consultations start on future of housing supply, affordability

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:30 AM

Consultations are underway to identify measures that could build on government investments and initiatives already underway to help more people find affordable housing in British Columbia.

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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Justice and Public Safety Ministers from across the country meet to work together on issues important to Canadians

Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:00 PM

January 22, 2020 – Victoria, BC

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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Better supports for people facing poverty

Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:15 AM

People experiencing poverty now have better access to income and disability assistance through a series of changes designed to give them the help they need, when they need it.

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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Medal of Good Citizenship recipients announced

Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:20 AM

Eighteen people from throughout B.C. will receive the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding service and commitment to helping others in their communities.

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Transportation and Infrastructure

Ministry accepting community proposals to test emerging technology

Friday, January 17, 2020 9:00 AM

People in B.C. are one step closer to hopping on e-scooters to get around town.

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