Government News & Updates

Economy Expected to Show Continued Strength, Flood Recovery Poses Challenges

British Columbia’s economic growth is expected to outpace Canada’s in 2021 and 2022, according to projections from the Economic Forecast Council (EFC). However, yet-to-be-determined economic impacts from recent flooding and extreme weather may affect future forecasts. Economy Expected to Show Continued Strength, Flood Recovery Poses Challenges Government of BC | Ministry of Finance | Friday, […]

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Changes Enhance Emergency Care for British Columbians

The Province is expanding the care and treatment paramedics and first responders can provide to British Columbians in emergency situations. Changes Enhance Emergency Care for British Columbians Government of BC | Ministry of Health | Friday, December 3, 2021 The Province is expanding the care and treatment paramedics and first responders can provide to British […]

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Committee Ready to Improve Accessibility in B.C.

The Province has appointed 11 British Columbians as the first members of the Provincial Accessibility Committee (PAC), marking the next step in government’s work to remove barriers for people with disabilities in B.C. Committee Ready to Improve Accessibility in B.C. Government of BC | Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction | Friday, December 3, […]

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Minister’s Statement on November 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 November 2021: “According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for November, British Columbia’s workforce remained steady with another 4,600 jobs added throughout the province as we await to see the full […]

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Provincial State of Emergency, Fuel Order Extended

With coastal and southwestern B.C. facing heavy rainfall while recovering from severe flooding, the Province is extending the temporary measure to prioritize fuel for essential vehicles and the provincial state of emergency. The Province is extending a temporary measure to limit non-essential vehicles to 30 litres of fuel (gas and diesel) per trip to a […]

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Arts Impact Grant Will Make a Difference in B.C. Communities

Arts and culture groups throughout B.C. can now apply for the Arts Impact Grant, for which the Province provided $3.5 million through the BC Arts Council. Arts Impact Grant Will Make a Difference in B.C. Communities Government of BC | Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport | Saturday, November 27, 2021 Arts and culture […]

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Joint Statement on New COVID-19 Variant

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued a statement regarding a new variant of concern (VOC), Omicron. Joint Statement on New COVID-19 Variant Government of BC | Ministry of Health | Friday, November 26, 2021 Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of […]

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Province Extends Support for Projects Tackling Racism, Discrimination

Community organizations can now submit applications for the 2021-22 multiculturalism grants program as the Province extends support for projects tackling racism and discrimination. Province Extends Support for Projects Tackling Racism, Discrimination Government of BC | Ministry of Attorney General | Thursday, November 25, 2021 Community organizations can now submit applications for the 2021-22 multiculturalism grants […]

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B.C.’s Next Steps to Address Gender-Based Violence

As people pause to recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, focused engagement will take place early in the new year in order to deliver a multi-year action plan to address gender-based violence by the end of 2022. B.C.’s Next […]

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Poverty Reduction Grants Help Communities Throughout B.C.

Local governments will have the opportunity to apply for the third round of the Province’s Poverty Reduction Planning and Action Program grants to help develop local strategies and solutions to address poverty. Poverty Reduction Grants Help Communities Throughout B.C. Government of BC | Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction | Thursday, November 25, 2021 […]

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