2021

British Columbians Help Reduce Covid-19 Impacts on Province’s Finances

The strength of B.C.’s economy and the resilience of British Columbians has helped to keep provincial finances on more stable ground during one of the most challenging times in the province’s history. As the provincial government responded to people’s need for income support, business grants, tax breaks and crucial services during the pandemic, British Columbia […]

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Vax for BC Launches to Get More People Vaccinated, Recognize Pandemic Heroes

Working with health authorities throughout British Columbia, the Province is making it easier than ever for people to get vaccinated with the launch of Vax for BC, the next step in the Province’s campaign to help as many eligible people as possible get vaccinated.“With more than 80% of eligible people in B.C. vaccinated with their […]

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Heat Warning for BC, People Urged to Take Precautions

British Columbians are being asked to take precautions this week, as Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for most of the province. The extreme heat is predicted to last from Wednesday, July 28 to Saturday, July 31. “Extreme heat is dangerous and can have devastating and deadly consequences,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. […]

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Attractions Get Support to Anchor Their Communities

More than 80 anchor attractions and tour bus operators in B.C. will receive direct support for their recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Today is an exciting day for our major anchor attractions that, because of the restrictions that have been in place throughout the pandemic, made sacrifices to keep us all safe,” said […]

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Provincial State of Emergency Declared

The B.C. government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, made the declaration on July 20, 2021, based upon the recommendation from the BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC. The declaration will be in effect starting […]

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Government of Canada Announces Easing of Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

The Government of Canada is prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada by taking a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening our borders. Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 cases, the Government of Canada is able to move forward with adjusted border measures.On September 7, 2021, […]

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Mass Timber Innovation Investment Continues to Propel Industry

Building on the success of the first intake of the Mass Timber Demonstration Program, the B.C. government is investing an additional $2 million to open a second intake.The funding will support the advancement of mass timber projects that will help drive economic recovery and change the face of construction in the province. Ravi Kahlon, Minister […]

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Private Retailers Approved to Supply Special Event Liquor

Private liquor retailers are now allowed to sell their products to holders of special event permits to serve liquor at events such as community festivals, family gatherings and private functions.The change follows a recommendation from the Business Technical Advisory Panel. The private retailers who may now do so include: B.C. wineries, breweries and distilleries with […]

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Eased Visitation Restrictions and New Protections Coming for Seniors in Long-Term Care

People in long-term care and seniors’ assisted living and their loved ones will have more ways to safely spend time together, with a further easing of visitation rules coming into effect on July 19, 2021.Changes to long-term care and seniors’ assisted living include: Visitors will no longer need to schedule or book in advance to […]

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