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Office of the Premier

Province, city seek to honour Vancouver’s Chinatown as UNESCO World Heritage site

Monday, September 17, 2018 9:15 AM

The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are joining together to have Vancouver’s Chinatown  designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site, because of its outstanding universal value.


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Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Best of B.C. bestowed with Province’s highest honour

Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:15 AM

In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 13 exceptional civic leaders were recognized today at Government House with the Order of British Columbia, the highest form of recognition the Province can extend to its citizens.


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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

New facility equips NVIT students for innovative careers

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:45 AM

Students at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) now have improved access to hands-on career training in areas like culinary arts and environmental resource technology at an innovative building that has officially opened its doors.


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Agriculture

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:50 PM

The B.C. Land Matching program aims to address a lack of affordable farmland in the province by connecting new and young farmers with local landowners.


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Attorney General

British Columbia files lawsuit against opioid industry

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00 AM

The Province of B.C. has launched a class action lawsuit against opioid drug companies, whose marketing practices have had devastating impacts on the lives of thousands of British Columbians.


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Children and Family Development

Partnerships give B.C. families quicker access to child care

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:30 AM

British Columbia municipalities and regional districts can now access nearly $17 million in funding to plan and build licensed child care spaces that will best meet the needs of local families.


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Citizens' Services

Grants to expand high-speed internet access and grow local economies

Saturday, September 1, 2018 9:00 AM

Additional grant funding is now available to help British Columbians living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities gain affordable access to high-speed internet.


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Education

Province celebrates new French teacher education students and expands training efforts

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9:15 AM

Relief is in sight for parents who want to enrol their children in French language programs, thanks to the 37 additional French teacher training spaces filled this year and an investment in new spaces.


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Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

New infrastructure will benefit people, environment in northeast B.C.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 1:05 PM

The Province has awarded $120 million in royalty deductions for 20 new projects under the Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program (IRCP), and $19.3 million in royalty deductions for seven new projects under the Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program (CIRCP).


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Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Living Lab Program supports climate change research in BC Parks

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 1:00 PM

After a month of trudging through the vast wilderness of South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park, Robin Naidoo is starting to enjoy the fruits of his labour.


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Finance

First quarterly report shows stable economic growth, increased surplus

Friday, September 7, 2018 11:00 AM

British Columbia’s first quarter results show the Province is delivering on its commitments to the people of British Columbia, while maintaining a balanced budget.


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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Minister’s statement in celebration of National Forest Week

Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:00 AM

Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has issued the following statement in recognition of National Forest Week, Sept. 23 to 29, 2018:


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Health

B.C. first province to share breast density results with all women

Friday, September 21, 2018 1:05 PM

BC Cancer’s Breast Screening Program will now include breast density information with all screening mammogram results sent to B.C. women and their care providers. This inclusive process will begin mid-October, announced Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.


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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Province opens the door to housing investment on reserves

Monday, June 18, 2018 10:30 AM

British Columbia will become the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing.


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Jobs, Trade and Technology

Minister statement on U.S. Department of Commerce newsprint duties

Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:25 PM

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has made the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final decision to impose countervailing and antidumping duties of 20.26% on Catalyst Paper’s newsprint exports to the U.S.:


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Labour

Ministers' statement on the anniversary of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse

Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:00 AM

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, have issued the following statement on the 60th anniversary of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse:


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Mental Health and Addictions

British Columbia files lawsuit against opioid industry

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00 AM

The Province of B.C. has launched a class action lawsuit against opioid drug companies, whose marketing practices have had devastating impacts on the lives of thousands of British Columbians.


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Municipal Affairs and Housing

Rental Housing Task Force recommends cut to annual rent increase cap

Monday, September 24, 2018 9:45 AM

British Columbia’s Rental Housing Task Force is recommending the provincial government change the annual allowable rent increase formula to ease pressure on renters.


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Public Safety and Solicitor General

Provincial state of emergency ended for B.C.

Friday, September 7, 2018 10:30 AM

Thanks to cooler weather and progress in containing wildfires, the Government of British Columbia has decided to cancel the provincial state of emergency that currently covers the entire province.


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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Province releases What We Heard About Poverty in B.C. report

Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:10 PM

In October 2017, government launched a comprehensive public engagement process to help inform B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy.


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Tourism, Arts and Culture

Province, city seek to honour Vancouver’s Chinatown as UNESCO World Heritage site

Monday, September 17, 2018 9:15 AM

The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are joining together to have Vancouver’s Chinatown  designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site, because of its outstanding universal value.


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Transportation and Infrastructure

North Fork Bridge and Highway 1 widening complete

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:00 PM

The North Fork Bridge replacement project on the Trans-Canada Highway is complete, improving safety, capacity and efficiency for people using the highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke.


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