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More supports on the way for northern B.C. communities

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 12:30
New projects supported by the Northern Healthy Communities Fund will help strengthen social and emergency services in northern B.C. communities that are experiencing rapid economic growth.

B.C., Washington state aim to develop transboundary Nooksack flooding prevention and response initiative

Tue, 03/15/2022 - 14:45
British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are announcing further bilateral co-operation between B.C. and Washington state to build a sustained and ongoing transboundary initiative to address Nooksack River flooding prevention and response.

Minimum wage increases tied to inflation support workers, families

Mon, 03/14/2022 - 16:15
On June 1, 2022, B.C.'s lowest-paid workers will get a pay boost, with the general minimum wage increasing from $15.20 to $15.65 an hour.

First sheriff recruits of 2022 celebrate graduation

Sat, 03/12/2022 - 13:00
The most recent class of BC Sheriff Service recruits has graduated at the Vancouver law courts after completing their training through the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

B.C. moves toward pay transparency measures

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 14:30
As people across the globe join together to honour and celebrate International Women’s Day, B.C. is set to begin consultations on new pay transparency legislation.

Joint statement on International Women's Day

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 10:30
Premier John Horgan and Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have issued the following statement for International Women’s Day:

New act reforms B.C. law for commercial liens

Mon, 03/07/2022 - 16:52
New legislation will modernize B.C. law for liens so that service providers can more easily understand and use liens and their customers can protect their rights to their own property.

New, stable funding will support survivors of sexual violence

Mon, 03/07/2022 - 14:45
Budget 2022 reverses cuts made in 2002, supporting survivors of sexual assault with $22 million to provide stable funding for community-based sexual assault response services.

Record investments to create clean economy of the future

Mon, 02/28/2022 - 13:30
Budget 2022 is investing more than ever before to help people and communities make the transition to a cleaner, stronger economy through the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030.

Budget 2022 moves us forward together to build a StrongerBC

Tue, 02/22/2022 - 16:40
Budget 2022 reflects the choices government is making that are needed to build a stronger B.C. and make life better for people, by investing in B.C.’s economic, environmental and social strengths.

B.C.’s Economic Plan: Building an economy that works for everyone

Thu, 02/17/2022 - 14:15
The Province is launching a bold, new long-term economic plan that moves British Columbia forward by tackling the challenges of today while growing an economy that works for more people and families.

Joint statement on the Women’s Memorial March

Mon, 02/14/2022 - 10:30
Premier John Horgan; Hli Haykwhl Ẃii X̱sgaak, Melanie Mark, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant; Grace Lore, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity; and Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, have issued the following statement to acknowledge the annual Women’s Memorial March:

Province, UBCM commit to review local government finance

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 14:30
The Province and Union of BC Municipalities will work together to review the local government finance system in B.C.  to ensure that municipal governments and regional districts remain resilient in the face of economic changes.

Province helping industry power up with clean electricity

Thu, 01/28/2021 - 12:30
In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province and BC Hydro are reducing rates and lowering the costs of connecting to the electricity grid to help industries, public transportation agencies and neighbourhood energy systems reduce greenhouse gas emissions and attract new clean tech industries to British Columbia.

Fund helps forest sector with COVID-19 costs

Wed, 12/16/2020 - 18:35
The province is delivering relief to small- and medium-sized forestry businesses for the extra costs of keeping their employees and communities safe, while operating through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayors join finance minister to discuss, share feedback on landmark tax

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 06:40
Carole James, Minister of Finance, is in Vancouver today to meet with mayors from municipalities where the speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) is applied. 2019-09-12T10:30:00-07:00 2019-09-12T10:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C. well prepared with balanced budget, resilient economy amid global uncertainty

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 06:40
The Province’s first quarterly results confirm B.C. is on solid footing, thanks to careful planning and strong budget management that is delivering the services people count on, making life more affordable for people and building a sustainable economy. 2019-09-10T11:00:00-07:00 2019-09-10T11:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Have your say: workplace support for people facing domestic violence

Sun, 09/01/2019 - 06:40
People in British Columbia have an opportunity to voice their views on strengthening support for working people who have been subjected to domestic or sexual violence. 2019-08-30T09:45:00-07:00 2019-08-30T09:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

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