2022

B.C. Launches New Program to Accelerate Local Climate Action

Stronger collaboration, planning and action to reduce climate pollution and build protection for local communities will result from the new CleanBC Local Government Climate Action Program. The program will provide predictable, stable funding for municipalities, regional districts and Modern Treaty Nations to accelerate local climate projects and build a better future for people in their […]

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BC Data Catalogue Improved, Updated to Serve British Columbians Better

From data about wildfires and floods to natural resource and tech-sector insights, finding a wide variety of key information has become easier and more secure for British Columbians with the launch of an improved and updated BC Data Catalogue. People, businesses and organizations can access the BC Data Catalogue to find provincial government data, applications […]

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B.C. Seeks Public Input on Consumer Experiences

British Columbians are invited to share their feedback about buying products and services, which will help inform potential improvements to B.C.’s consumer protection laws. The Province is launching an online public survey to help identify gaps in B.C.’s consumer protection laws and understand any effects they have on British Columbians. The consultation will open for […]

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Minister’s Statement on April’s Labour Force Survey Results

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for April 2022: “Following eight straight months of job gains, employment in British Columbia was little changed in April – decreasing by 2,000 jobs (-0.1%) – as the province continues to lead […]

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Enhancing Spaces for Arts and Culture Organizations

B.C.’s arts and culture community will benefit from $4 million in grants through the BC Arts Council’s Arts Infrastructure Program. This funding will support improvements to spaces and facilities for 84 arts and cultural organizations. “The Arts Infrastructure Program is one of the many ways our government is setting up long-term success for people in […]

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BC PharmaCare Provides New, Expanded Coverage

Thousands of people in B.C. will benefit from BC PharmaCare’s new and expanded coverage of medications for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, severe hypoglycemia, migraines, the treatment of low white blood cell levels, multiple sclerosis, heart failure, and birth control. Effective April 12, 2022, vedolizumab (Entyvio), which is used in the treatment of moderately to […]

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Funding Will Boost Role of B.C.’s Forests in Fighting Climate Change

Through CleanBC funding committed in Budget 2022, the Province is providing $19 million over three years to increase the carbon stored in B.C.’s forests and develop innovative, low-carbon forest-based products that support good jobs for people. “Our forests make B.C. one of the best places to live. They nurture plants and wildlife, store carbon and […]

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Local Tourism Events Resume Throughout B.C.

Celebration of Lights, outdoor music festivals and art shows are some of the events people can look forward to in the coming year, with support from B.C.’s Tourism Events Program. “I am thrilled to see festivals, live music and sporting events ramping up in B.C.,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. […]

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Watershed Restoration Creates a Healthier Future for B.C.

An ongoing effort to restore watersheds and wetlands in the province is creating a healthier future for British Columbians by mitigating the impacts of climate change on communities, strengthening ecosystems and securing quality drinking water. Premier John Horgan highlighted the Budget 2022 commitment of $30 million to continue to improve B.C.’s watersheds. Watershed Restoration Creates […]

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Tri-Cities Families Benefit from New Child Care Spaces

More parents in the Tri-Cities region will be able to pursue work, school and other opportunities while knowing their children are cared for as the Province invests in nearly 330 new licensed child care spaces. “Increasing access to safe, reliable and quality child care opens up opportunities for families to pursue their goals,” said Rick […]

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