Women and children in Port Coquitlam, and other Tri-Cities communities, are the focus of 83 new, affordable rental homes in development.
Historic investments in housing and child care are at the heart of the speech from the throne, which focused on making life more affordable, creating more opportunity for people and a brighter future for British Columbia.
The Province is investing $24 million to increase access for low-income families to fresh food, dental and hearing care for children, and to support community initiatives to reduce poverty.
Indigenous groups and local governments are reaching out in their urban communities to have important conversations about reconciliation, supported by a partnership between the Province and the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM).
Commercial truckers will now face higher fines for not carrying chains when required, as well as not installing them during mandatory chain ups on B.C. highways.
Starting on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, people are invited to have their say on how best to encourage farming and protect farmland throughout British Columbia.
The provincial government has announced $69 million to fund a new series of measures aimed at supporting British Columbia forest workers impacted by mill closures and shift reductions in several B.C. Interior communities.
Important rehabilitation work will begin this week to improve the reliability and extend the service life of the Kootenay River bridge on Highway 3.
Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, has released the following statement regarding birth alerts:
First Nations and other residents in Metro Vancouver will have increased access to culturally safe and appropriate primary health care thanks to the Province and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) supporting expansion of the Lu’ma Medical Centre.
The BC Wildfire Service is using a modified response on the eastern perimeter of the Bernard Creek wildfire, which covers about 4.7 hectares and is burning about five kilometres west of Mount Loki, across Kootenay Lake from Kaslo.
Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning prohibitions within the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction will be amended, due to a decreased wildfire risk.
Adults in British Columbia will be able to develop stronger reading, writing and math skills in more than 80 local communities with an investment in Community Adult Literacy Programming (CALP).
From: Infrastructure Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure.html)
New, affordable, on-campus student housing is coming to Coast Mountain College’s Terrace campus, with 108 new beds to replace outdated housing and 33 net new student beds.
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