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Office of the Premier

British Columbians invited to have their say on recovery

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:50 PM Translations

British Columbians are invited to share their feedback as the Province continues to build a strong economic recovery that works for people.


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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

Downtown Eastside supported through skills training, employment

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:45 PM
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Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents will use their knowledge of the community, while gaining valuable skills and paid work experience to support their fellow residents, though $200,000 from the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement.


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Agriculture

Connecting people with jobs in B.C.’s agricultural sector

Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:00 AM

British Columbians are now able to access a new online resource that will make it easier to learn about jobs and careers in agriculture, while providing farmers, seafood businesses and food processors with a one-stop shop to support their hiring and planning needs.


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Attorney General

Family court rules modernized to help families, children

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:00 PM

An order-in-council published Monday, June 1, 2020, will repeal and replace the provincial court family rules and improve how British Columbia families can resolve their legal issues in family court.


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Children and Family Development

Pandemic supports to continue through the summer

Monday, June 22, 2020 10:15 AM

The Province is extending interim measures, including a new round of funding and supports for children with special needs and youth aging out of care, to help children, youth and families through the ongoing pandemic.


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Citizens' Services

Funding to improve rural internet connectivity

Friday, April 24, 2020 3:10 PM

To help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, targeted funding will give people in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in British Columbia access to faster internet services at a time when they need them most.


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Education

Thousands of B.C. students return for part-time in-class instruction

Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:15 AM

More than 157,000 kindergarten to Grade 12 students, representing nearly 30% of B.C.’s total school population, were back in classrooms during the first week of the province’s gradual return to schools for in-class instruction under new health and safety guidelines.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Province supporting people with relief on power bills during COVID-19

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:32 PM

The Government of British Columbia and BC Hydro are helping people, small businesses and industries most impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Most campgrounds, recreation sites opening throughout the province

Monday, May 25, 2020 7:30 AM

The 2020 summer camping season has arrived, giving people in B.C. more opportunities to get outside and connect with nature as most provincial campgrounds and recreation sites open June 1, along with more parks for day-use activities.


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Finance

British Columbians invited to have their say on recovery

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:50 PM Translations

British Columbians are invited to share their feedback as the Province continues to build a strong economic recovery that works for people.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Province provides grants to support people, rural economies

Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:00 AM

The provincial government is providing nearly $14 million in grants for over 150 projects to support economic development and recreational opportunities for British Columbians in rural communities throughout the province.


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Health

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

Friday, July 3, 2020 3:45 PM Translations

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

Funding boost empowers Indigenous student success

Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:30 AM

Indigenous students at public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia will have more support to succeed in post-secondary education and finish their studies.


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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

Temporary layoff provisions for workers, employers extended

Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:15 PM Translations

Following conversations with business and worker representatives, the Province of British Columbia has extended the temporary layoffs provisions to a maximum of 24 weeks expiring on Aug. 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Mental Health and Addictions

New Foundry centres improve access to vital services for youth

Monday, June 15, 2020 10:15 AM
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Youth around British Columbia and their families will have faster, easier access to mental health and substance use services and supports with eight new Foundry centres to be developed throughout the province.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Province announces next steps to support renters, landlords

Friday, June 19, 2020 8:00 AM Translations

The Government of British Columbia is extending the temporary rental supplement (TRS) until the end of August 2020 to continue to support renters and landlords.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:10 PM

The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Province secures safe shelter, supports for people living in major encampments

Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:31 AM
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The Province is working with the cities of Vancouver and Victoria to transition people living in encampments in Oppenheimer Park, Topaz Park and on Pandora Avenue into safe, temporary accommodations with wraparound supports to protect their health and safety in the overlapping COVID-19 and overdose crises.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Province takes action to support return to sport

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:45 PM

British Columbians will be able to get back to playing sports sooner with the Province’s action to protect amateur sport organizations from COVID-19 liabilities, provided they are complying with public health orders and provincial sport guidelines.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

Province reduces annual licence fee for taxi industry

Monday, June 29, 2020 11:00 AM Translations

Taxi and limousine operators will pay less to keep their vehicles on the road as part of the Province’s ongoing work to support the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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