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:
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.
The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of noon on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
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:
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.
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.
Premier John Horgan, Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson, interim third party Leader Adam Olsen and MLA Andrew Weaver have issued a joint statement about the emergency House sitting to support people and businesses affected by COVID-19:
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.
The chief inspector of mines has communicated to all major mines, sand and gravel, and placer operations in B.C. to ensure they are complying with the orders and directives issued by the provincial health officer in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Michelle Mungall, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, has issued the following statement in response to Canada’s ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA):
Amendments to the Agricultural Land Commission Act are now in force, improving the ability of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) to preserve farmland, encourage farming and protect local food supplies throughout British Columbia.
A key step in implementing the Fuel Price Transparency Act (FPTA) has been taken, bringing the legislation into force and giving the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) the power to make special requests for information from oil and gas companies.
The kids of 4-H British Columbia will put on aprons and get into the kitchen this summer to participate in a new challenge to get creative with B.C. ingredients.
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