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Office of the Premier

COVID-19 Action Plan: B.C.’s first steps to support people, businesses

Monday, March 23, 2020 12:35 PM

British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Budget 2020 keeps building a stronger B.C. for everyone

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:45 PM

Budget 2020 moves British Columbia forward by building the infrastructure the growing province needs, supporting thousands of new jobs, strengthening investments in health and education and making life more affordable for everyone.


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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

New B.C. Access Grant makes life more affordable for students

Friday, February 28, 2020 10:45 AM

A college or university education will be more affordable for thousands of students who are eligible for up to $4,000 per year through the new B.C. Access Grant program.


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Agriculture

BC Farmers’ Markets Online opening soon

Friday, March 27, 2020 7:30 AM

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) is helping member markets move to an online model to continue providing consumers with locally grown and prepared food products.


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Attorney General

Province suspends legal time limitations due to COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020 2:00 PM

Limitation periods to commence court proceedings in British Columbia have been suspended, and statutory decision-makers have been provided discretion to waive, suspend or extend time periods related to their powers. 


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Children and Family Development

Province supports child care providers during COVID-19 response

Friday, March 20, 2020 5:55 PM

The British Columbia government is taking steps to support the child care sector while ensuring parents who must work during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to have access to child care, with new funding for providers.


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Citizens' Services

Service BC centres remain open, ready to serve citizens

Monday, March 23, 2020 7:45 AM

To align with recommendations from the provincial health officer, Service BC is taking action to limit the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus for citizens and staff.


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Education

Taking steps to keep kids learning during in-class school suspension

Friday, March 27, 2020 4:36 PM

New guidelines for school leaders and a new website are being introduced to support B.C.’s K-12 students while in-class education is suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Guidance to mining and smelting operations during COVID‐19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:20 PM

As challenges caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to shift, the B.C. government and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO), are taking unprecedented measures to slow transmission.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Province closing certain parks, recreation areas

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:11 PM

BC Parks continues to monitor whether people visiting provincial parks are complying with the physical distancing required to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


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Finance

COVID-19 Action Plan: B.C.’s first steps to support people, businesses

Monday, March 23, 2020 12:35 PM

British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Province closing certain parks, recreation areas

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:11 PM

BC Parks continues to monitor whether people visiting provincial parks are complying with the physical distancing required to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


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Health

Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:50 PM

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Budget 2020 keeps building a stronger B.C. for everyone

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:45 PM

Budget 2020 moves British Columbia forward by building the infrastructure the growing province needs, supporting thousands of new jobs, strengthening investments in health and education and making life more affordable for everyone.


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Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness

Guidance to B.C. manufacturers during COVID-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:10 PM

The B.C. government and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry are taking unprecedented measures to slow the transmission of COVID-19.


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Labour

Protecting jobs during difficult times

Monday, March 23, 2020 4:53 PM

The Province has made two significant changes to the Employment Standards Act to better support workers both during the COVID-19 public health emergency and in the long term.


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Mental Health and Addictions

New clinical guidance to reduce risk for people during dual health emergencies

Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:41 PM

To help reduce the risks to people who use substances, the Province has announced new clinical guidance, effective immediately, for health-care providers to stem the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the ongoing overdose emergency.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Supporting renters, landlords during COVID-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:30 PM

To support people and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Province is introducing a new temporary rental supplement, halting evictions and freezing rents, among other actions.  


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Province takes unprecedented steps to support COVID-19 response

Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:30 AM

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is using extraordinary powers under a state of provincial emergency to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province’s ongoing response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Government acting to protect province’s most vulnerable during COVID-19 crisis

Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:15 AM

As British Columbians work to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Province is taking swift action to protect vulnerable people, including those experiencing homelessness, in communities around British Columbia.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Minister’s statement on COVID-19 support for arts and culture sector

Friday, March 27, 2020 1:30 PM

Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has released the following statement about immediate responses to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for the arts and culture sector:


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Coastal ferry vision survey extended

Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:30 AM

British Columbians have more time to share their input for a vision of coastal ferry services, as the public consultation to seek feedback on a vision for coastal ferry services has been extended to Friday, April 17, 2020.


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