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Office of the Premier

Youth to help shape the future of B.C. through new council

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:00 AM Translations
Youth to help shape the future of B.C. through new council

The next generation of B.C.’s leaders will have a new platform to help shape government policy and priorities through the creation of the StrongerBC Young Leaders Council.


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Advanced Education and Skills Training

Coast Mountain College adds student housing, updated library

Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:15 PM Media Assets
Coast Mountain College adds student housing, updated library

Students at the Coast Mountain College (CMTN) Terrace campus have access to more housing and improved facilities with the opening of 108 student beds and a renovated library.


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Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

Regenerative agriculture takes centre stage in new initiative

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:30 PM

The Government of B.C. is launching a Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech Network (RAAN) that will help farmers adopt the latest technology to increase profitability and environmental sustainability, while strengthening the provincial food system.


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Attorney General

New homes for seniors, families open in Valemount

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:00 PM

Seniors and families with low to moderate incomes in Valemount are settling into their new affordable rental homes as construction has been completed on a new 13-unit apartment building.


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Children and Family Development

Smartphones keep youth in care connected to family, services

Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:15 AM
Smartphones keep youth in care connected to family, services

Over the next two months, nearly 4,000 youth in government care will receive an iPhone to help keep them connected to friends and family, and provide better access to online services, resources and opportunities.


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Citizens' Services

Improving internet for people in Indigenous communities

Monday, August 23, 2021 10:00 AM
Improving internet for people in Indigenous communities

People within the territories of 10 First Nations will see improved internet speeds and reliability this fall as record investments from the Connecting British Columbia program continue to support improved connectivity for Indigenous peoples.


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Education

Seamless Day Kindergarten pilot program expands

Monday, October 18, 2021 9:25 AM

Some of B.C.’s youngest learners and their families will benefit from an expansion of the Seamless Day Kindergarten pilot program as it grows from four schools to 25.


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Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Province investing in proposed world-leading clean fuels plant in Merritt

Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:15 AM

The Province is contributing $2 million from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund to support the engineering and design of a first-of-its-kind plant in Merritt to capture carbon dioxide and convert it to clean fuels, creating new jobs and economic opportunities in B.C.’s cleantech sector.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Conservation, culture at the heart of newly protected areas

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:35 AM

A new provincial park on southern Vancouver Island will soon be established to protect a vital ecosystem important to the Cowichan people, honouring Indigenous cultural and spiritual history, and aiding in the conservation of threatened species.


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Finance

Societies amendment act delivers greater flexibility, ensures transparency

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:50 PM

Legislation that will update and improve the legislative framework for the creation and governance of British Columbia societies has been introduced.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

B.C. wildfires: quick statistics

Friday, September 10, 2021 6:00 AM
B.C. wildfires: quick statistics

The wildfire situation is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.


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Health

Roll up your sleeves, B.C.: Influenza immunization prevents serious illness, deaths

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:25 AM Translations
Roll up your sleeves, B.C.: Influenza immunization prevents serious illness, deaths

People in British Columbia are being encouraged to protect themselves and those around them against influenza this year by getting a flu shot.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Enhancing Indigenous-led wellness supports for residential school survivors

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:15 PM
Enhancing Indigenous-led wellness supports for residential school survivors

Indigenous service providers are receiving $1.5 million in provincial funding to address the urgent need for culturally safe and trauma-informed mental health and wellness supports for residential school survivors and Indigenous peoples as a result of the ongoing findings at former Indian Residential Schools.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

B.C.’s highest honour recognizes 16 British Columbians

Monday, August 2, 2021 6:15 AM Translations
B.C.'s highest honour recognizes 16 British Columbians.

Sixteen exceptional people will be appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition, Lt. Gov. Janet Austin, chancellor of the order, has announced.


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Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

Small Business Week kicks off; B.C. hits pandemic supports milestone

Monday, October 18, 2021 10:15 AM Translations
Small Business Week kicks off; B.C. hits pandemic supports milestone

Resilience, perseverance and innovation are the cornerstone of this year’s Small Business Week, Oct. 17-23.


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Labour

Options for B.C.’s permanent paid sick leave available for comment

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:30 AM Translations
A masked grocery store clerk scans juice. Text on image "Have your say on paid sick leave"

British Columbians are invited to have their say on three proposed options for permanent paid sick leave shaped by their responses to the first phase of consultation.


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Mental Health and Addictions

Funding strengthens B.C.’s system of substance-use treatment, recovery care

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:00 AM Translations
Funding strengthens B.C.’s system of substance-use treatment, recovery care

A new investment in B.C.’s system of substance-use care will build up treatment and recovery services for people who need them in communities throughout the province.


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Municipal Affairs

Minister’s statement on Library Month

Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:45 AM Translations

Josie Osborne, Minister of Municipal Affairs, has released the following statement to mark October 2021 as Library Month:


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Grants focus on community safety: apply now

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:00 AM

Organizations throughout the province working on community safety initiatives are invited to apply to the 2021-22 Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Jobs, skills-training project supports therapeutic market garden

Monday, September 27, 2021 11:00 AM
Jobs, skills-training project supports therapeutic market garden

As many as eight eligible British Columbians will receive work experience and skill-enhancement courses as they develop and build a therapeutic market garden, thanks to a Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project.


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Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

More children, youth will be able to get in the game

Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:00 AM Translations
More children, youth will be able to get in the game.

Thousands of children and youth will have the opportunity to be physically active through sport, thanks to the B.C. government’s historic investment in Sport BC.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Mandatory training will improve safety for commercial drivers

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:30 AM Translations
Mandatory training will improve safety for commercial drivers

Safer, more skilled commercial drivers will be travelling B.C. roads with the implementation of mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for new Class 1 commercial driver’s licence applicants.


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