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Office of the Premier

British Columbia to host the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:10 PM

Hockey Canada, on behalf of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), has announced the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship will return to British Columbia. The Site Selection Committee awarded the tournament to the Province of B.C. and BC Hockey in a live press conference from Rogers Arena in Vancouver.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

2016 Forestry Trade Mission to Asia

Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:00 AM

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson is leading a delegation of more than 25 senior executives from B.C.'s forest companies and associations to Japan and China.


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Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Gitanyow stewardship guardians

Friday, November 25, 2016 11:30 AM

Protecting lands, water and the natural world. That’s the overarching mission of the Gitanyow stewardship guardians and, for the past five years, the guardians have been monitoring fish, wildlife, hunting activities and environmental impacts in Gitanyow traditional territory.


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Advanced Education

Canada and British Columbia invest in new trades facility at the College of New Caledonia

Friday, December 9, 2016 9:15 AM

Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $13.8-million investment in the College of New Caledonia for a new heavy-mechanical trades-training facility.


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Agriculture

Swirl, sniff, sip – new B.C. wine regulations to highlight local terroir and flavours

Thursday, December 8, 2016 9:45 AM

As B.C. wines continue to be recognized for their quality and distinction, wine lovers are looking for more details to distinguish where the wine they enjoy is produced, and the B.C. government is providing those assurances.


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Children and Family Development

Special advisor delivers report on Indigenous child welfare

Monday, November 21, 2016 1:30 PM

A final report from the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s special advisor provides 85 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia’s Indigenous child welfare system and improve outcomes for Indigenous children and youth by changing focus from intervention and separation to strengthening families.


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Community, Sport and Cultural Development

British Columbia to host the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:10 PM

Hockey Canada, on behalf of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), has announced the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship will return to British Columbia. The Site Selection Committee awarded the tournament to the Province of B.C. and BC Hockey in a live press conference from Rogers Arena in Vancouver.


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Education

B.C. students are world leaders in reading, science and math

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:00 AM

Education Minister Mike Bernier welcomed news that B.C. students have earned some of the best outcomes against their peers in the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).


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Energy and Mines

Holiday gifts start with B.C. resources

Friday, December 9, 2016 9:30 AM

With the holiday season underway, it’s important to remember that many of the gifts British Columbians will purchase this year have a homegrown connection to B.C. resources such as minerals and steelmaking coal.


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Environment

BC Parks Future Strategy to feature stronger conservation, more campsites

Monday, November 28, 2016 1:41 PM

The Province will build on its world-renowned provincial parks system by hiring more park rangers to enhance conservation, improving services for persons with disabilities and launching a new BC Parks Foundation so community groups, businesses and individuals can come together and have a voice in BC Parks priorities.


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Finance

Second quarter continues B.C.’s increased revenues and reduced debt

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:45 AM

British Columbia’s Second Quarterly Report continues to forecast increased revenues and reduced debt, demonstrating that government’s ongoing fiscal prudence, economic diversification and debt reduction continue to have a positive impact on the provincial economy.


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Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Prefabricated wood project highlights final leg of Asia trade mission

Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:00 AM

The 2016 Forestry Asia Trade Mission has come to an end following three stops in Nanjing in Jiangsu Province.


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Health

Further overdose response action to include BC Mobile Medical Unit and new overdose prevention sites

Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:41 AM

In response to the increasing number of overdose-related deaths, the Province is opening additional health-care supports in partnership with health authorities and community partners. Supports include stationing the BC Mobile Medical Unit and setting up overdose prevention sites at overdose hot spots.


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International Trade

Access to capital drives growth in B.C. tech sector

Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:15 PM

The B.C. government’s commitment in the #BCTECH Strategy to improve access to capital is paying off as B.C. tech companies are taking advantage of the Province’s venture capital programs to reach new levels of growth.  


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Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

Canada-B.C. partnership to train British Columbians for jobs in food service industry

Thursday, December 8, 2016 9:15 AM

Up to 200 people in Greater Vancouver are receiving the training they need for jobs in their communities, thanks to the federal-provincial partnership under the Canada-B.C. Job Fund Agreement.


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Justice

B.C. offers increased protection for those at risk of family violence

Monday, December 5, 2016 11:15 AM

Government is acting to ensure greater safety and protection of those experiencing or are at risk of family violence, by using professional process servers for delivery of protection orders at no cost to applicants, in all regions of the province.


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Natural Gas Development

Extreme weather response shelters ready to open throughout B.C.

Monday, December 5, 2016 1:30 PM

As cooler weather moves in throughout the province, communities have almost 1,000 extreme weather shelter beds ready to be activated if conditions threaten the health and safety of homeless individuals.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

BC Community Road Safety Toolkit now available

Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:00 PM

The BC Community Road Safety Toolkit, detailing some of the most effective and innovative road design ideas from jurisdictions worldwide, is now available on RoadSafetyBC’s website.


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Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

Be the host with the most – get your guests home safely

Friday, November 25, 2016 12:00 PM

‘Tis the season of dinner parties, office gatherings, and holiday festivities! While it is important to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family, BC Liquor Stores throughout the province have an important message for British Columbians: Good hosts don’t let guests drink and drive.


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Social Development and Social Innovation

Connecting newcomers to jobs

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:15 AM

Government is investing more than $630,000 to find new ways for refugees and immigrants to join British Columbia’s growing economy.


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Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

Access to capital drives growth in B.C. tech sector

Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:15 PM

The B.C. government’s commitment in the #BCTECH Strategy to improve access to capital is paying off as B.C. tech companies are taking advantage of the Province’s venture capital programs to reach new levels of growth.  


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Ministry continues robust measures to keep bridges safe

Friday, December 9, 2016 11:30 AM

Crews have been working around the clock preparing the Alex Fraser Bridge and the Port Mann Bridge for the snow.


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