2021

Recovery and Resiliency Fund Provides New Support for B.C.’s Non-profit Sector

A new $34-million fund for non-profit groups in British Columbia will provide much-needed support for organizations that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to struggle during recovery. The historic investment of $30 million from Budget 2022 includes an additional $4 million from Vancouver Foundation. The non-profit sector contributes $6.7 billion to the provincial […]

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Workforce Will Benefit from Five Paid Sick Days Beginning Jan. 1

Employers and workers throughout B.C. are reminded that, as of Jan. 1, 2022, eligible employees are entitled to a minimum of five paid sick days each year if they have worked at the organization for at least 90 days. More than one million workers could immediately benefit as B.C. becomes the first province in Canada […]

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Impacts of Climate Change Underline Work to Build a Cleaner B.C.

In a year marked by the escalating impacts of climate change, the Province took important steps to drive down carbon pollution and build a stronger, cleaner British Columbia for today and generations to come. This work was headlined by launching the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, a stronger and more ambitious plan to reduce climate pollution, […]

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Enhanced Safety Measures, Delayed Return to School to Support Safe, In-person Learning

A full return to school for students in kindergarten to Grade 12 will be delayed until Monday, Jan. 10, in order to give public health and B.C. schools additional time to adapt to the impacts of the Omicron variant on communities and schools, and to implement enhanced safety plans to support the continuation of in-class […]

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Bringing Down Costs for British Columbians in 2022

“People are worried about the cost of everyday life, and the pandemic has only made it more difficult for those already struggling to get by,” said Premier John Horgan. “This year, our government will continue working to bring down costs for people and their families so we can build a stronger B.C. for everyone.” Bringing […]

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New Relief Funding Coming for Businesses Ordered Closed

British Columbia businesses that were mandated to temporarily shut down through public health orders because of surging COVID-19 cases will be eligible to receive a new one-time relief grant of up to $10,000. New Relief Funding Coming for Businesses Ordered Closed Government of BC | Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation | Thursday, December […]

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Travel Advisory: Limited exceptions to border measures in British Columbia

The Canada Border Services Agency would like to remind travellers that border measures remain in place for travellers entering or returning to Canada and that they should get informed and understand their obligations as they make their travel plans. As of December 21, unless specifically exempted, all travellers must take a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test […]

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Government Temporarily Expands Access to Lockdown Program and Worker Lockdown Benefit

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian workers and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, announced the federal government’s intention to temporarily expand eligibility for key support programs to ensure Canadians are protected and workers and businesses get the help they need […]

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Province Strengthens COVID-19 Measures for Safer Holiday Season

The provincial health officer is implementing additional measures to address rising COVID-19 case counts that could result in increased hospitalizations and critical care admissions and the potential to overstress the health-care system. Province Strengthens COVID-19 Measures for Safer Holiday Season Government of BC | Ministry of Health | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 The provincial health […]

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BC Extends Cap on Food Delivery Fees

Restaurants and bars facing ongoing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to receive support from the Province through extension of the food delivery cap. The cap limits the total fees delivery companies can charge food establishments, helping restaurants to continue to operate and build their own recovery while serving their communities. BC Extends Cap […]

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