Young people leaving foster care now will have access to free tuition at all 25 of British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions, Premier John Horgan announced today.
The Government of British Columbia has introduced legislation to put an end to big money in politics and put people back at the heart of government decision-making.
Today’s speech from the throne sets out the new government’s vision of a better British Columbia where people come first.
Drivers in the Lower Mainland soon will be paying less to get around as the British Columbia government is eliminating tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges in time for the Labour Day Weekend, Premier John Horgan announced today.
Hundreds of small businesses, First Nations and non-profit organizations are applying for the Canadian Red Cross small business emergency financial grant that was announced by the Province.
Today, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for ICBC David Eby said that the provincial government is committed to fixing systemic financial problems at ICBC to make life more affordable for British Columbians.
The British Columbia government invested an additional $1.9 billion in priority programs and services in 2016-17 compared to the previous year, making record investments in areas including housing, health and education.
The speech from the throne is an important moment in history – it reflects both the priorities British Columbians articulated in the recent election, and the ability to invest in programs and services that British Columbians depend on, thanks to years of sound fiscal management and building Canada’s leading economy.
The government intends to amend the Workers Compensation Act to establish a new policy requiring WorkSafeBC to return funds to employers when it has a surplus of contributions from employers in the Accident Fund.
Applications for funding under the recently extended BC Rural Dividend will be accepted April 3 – May 31, 2017.
A housing study for First Nations Elders and developing social networks are among the projects benefiting seniors in the 18 B.C. communities receiving a total of $342,430 in age-friendly community planning and project grants this year.
October is Foster Family Month. Ann and Victor Bateson, foster caregivers at Tatalaska Lake near Burns Lake, B.C., have shared their 563-acre ranch with many foster kids over the years. Find out more about them and learn how to become a foster caregiver to provide a stable home for children and youth in need of care in B.C. BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations You might say it was one of life’s defining moments.
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