This month, the B.C. government distributed over $16 million to 54 communities around the province in lieu of municipal property taxes.
On January 17, 2018, a federal Connect to Innovate project called ‘Connected Coast’ was announced by the federal and provincial governments. The joint $45.4 million investment provides funding to two recipients – CityWest and Strathcona Regional District to install a new sub-sea fibre-optic cable from Prince Rupert to Vancouver with landings at multiple coastal communities along its route. Through a combined investment of $45.4 million, the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Government of British Columbia, is bringing new or improved high-speed internet to 154 rural and remote communities, enabling residents to get online. List of communities that will benefit from investment in the Connected Coast project.
The Government of B.C. is contributing $100,000 to improve internet access to better connect the remote, island community of Bamfield to more business opportunities and to improve service delivery in areas such as health care, education and emergency response. This investment will help deliver a cutting-edge, high-speed fibre optic network that is consistently faster and more reliable, Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims announced today.
After 20 years, the Government of British Columbia’s procurement portal is in need of an overhaul.
Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims laced up her skates alongside Olympic figure skater Kevin Reynolds, members of Grandview Skate Club and children from a Roundhouse Community Centre day camp, and took to the ice today to officially open the skating season at Robson Square.
People struggling with complex and severe mental illness and addiction will receive the care they need in a state-of-the-art mental health and addictions centre on the Riverview lands, Premier John Horgan announced today.
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