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1.5 million grams of illegal tobacco seized

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 06:40
The Ministry of Finance’s Investigations Unit seized more than 1.5 million grams of illegal tobacco destined for the Lower Mainland the first quarter of fiscal year 2019-20. 2019-08-20T08:30:00-07:00 2019-08-20T08:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 06:40
Four more K-12 support staff collective agreements have been ratified by the local union, the local school district and the BC Public School Employers’ Association board of directors under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-08-14T13:31:00-07:00 2019-08-14T13:31:00-07:00 Province of BC

K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 06:40
Seven more K-12 support staff agreements have been ratified by the local union, the local School District and the BC Public School Employers’ Association board of directors under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-08-12T13:30:00-07:00 2019-08-12T13:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

More K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 06:40
Three more K-12 support staff agreements have been ratified by the local union, the local School District and the BC Public School Employers’ Association board of directors under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-08-08T13:30:00-07:00 2019-08-08T13:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 06:40
Five K-12 support staff agreements have been ratified by the local union, the local school district and the BC Public School Employers’ Association board of directors under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-08-06T13:30:00-07:00 2019-08-06T13:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Ambulance paramedics, dispatchers reach agreement under mandate

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 06:40
Members of the Ambulance Paramedics and Ambulance Dispatchers Bargaining Association have reached an agreement in principle subject to ratification under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-07-25T14:30:00-07:00 2019-07-25T14:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

UVic, faculty association ratify agreement under mandate

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 06:40
The University of Victoria’s (UVic) Board of Governors and the University of Victoria Faculty Association have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-07-22T13:15:00-07:00 2019-07-22T13:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

Public Accounts confirm investing in people pays dividends

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:40
The B.C. government is reporting higher income and stronger economic growth in 2018-19 that is helping make life more affordable, improving the services people count on and supporting a strong economy in British Columbia. 2019-07-18T13:30:00-07:00 2019-07-18T13:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

UNBC and CUPE Local 3799 ratify agreement under mandate

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:40
The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and CUPE Local 3799 have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-07-17T14:30:00-07:00 2019-07-17T14:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Landmark tax successfully captures speculators, helps fund homes for people

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 06:40
Speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) declarations indicate foreign owners, satellite families and those with vacant homes will contribute $115 million to homes for people, and more than 99.8% of British Columbians are exempt. 2019-07-11T09:30:00-07:00 2019-07-11T09:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Climate action tax credit boost helps B.C. families

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 06:40
Nearly 50% of B.C. families will receive more for their climate action tax credit this week, putting money back in their pockets and helping make life more affordable. 2019-07-02T09:15:00-07:00 2019-07-02T09:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

West Vancouver K-12 support staff ratify agreement under mandate

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 06:40
The West Vancouver Municipal Employees’ Association and the boards of School District No. 45 (West Vancouver) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association have ratified a K-12 support staff agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-07-04T15:00:00-07:00 2019-07-04T15:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Women now nearly half of public board members in B.C.

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 06:40
More women are taking their seat at the table on provincial public boards. 2019-05-31T12:20:00-07:00 2019-05-31T12:20:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C.’s strong economy, ‘AAA’ rating affirmed by all major credit rating agencies

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 06:40
British Columbia’s economy continues to lead the country as the only province in Canada rated "AAA" by all three international credit rating agencies. 2019-06-25T13:15:00-07:00 2019-06-25T13:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

UBC Okanagan, BCGEU support staff ratify agreement

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:40
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan and the BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU) have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-06-24T15:00:00-07:00 2019-06-24T15:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

UBC and CUPE Local 116 ratify agreement under mandate

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 06:40
The University of British Columbia (UBC) and CUPE Local 116 have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-06-19T15:30:00-07:00 2019-06-19T15:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C.’s efforts front and centre at anti-money laundering meeting

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 06:40
British Columbia’s world-leading legislation to end hidden ownership will be featured as part of a special meeting in Vancouver focusing on anti-money laundering strategies across Canada. 2019-06-12T13:00:00-07:00 2019-06-12T13:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Cascadia tour will promote CleanBC and economic opportunities

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 06:40
Carole James, Minister of Finance, will travel to Washington state and California to speak with industry leaders and policy-makers about the opportunity to invest in British Columbia’s low-carbon economy. 2019-06-05T11:00:00-07:00 2019-06-05T11:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

British Columbians invited to share their Budget 2020 priorities

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 06:40
All British Columbians are encouraged to share their priorities for making life better and building a strong, sustainable economy, as the Province plans Budget 2020. 2019-06-03T13:00:00-07:00 2019-06-03T13:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Billions in money laundering increased B.C. housing prices, expert panel finds

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:40
More than $7 billion in dirty money was laundered in B.C. in 2018, hiking the cost of buying a home by about 5%, according to British Columbia’s Expert Panel on Money Laundering in Real Estate. 2019-05-09T12:22:00-07:00 2019-05-09T12:22:00-07:00 Province of BC

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