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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Mar 13 2023

As of April 3, 2023, the BC Government said in a media release that BC Public Service employees will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

The decision to rescind the policy was made based on the high level of vaccination among public-service employees and the current state of the pandemic.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 08 2023

Premier David Eby and Kelli Paddon, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have issued the following statement for International Women's Day:

"On International Women's Day, we celebrate all the women, girls, Two-Spirit and non-binary individuals in British Columbia. We recognize women are so often the cornerstone of our communities - and our economy.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Mar 07 2023

Preliminary reporting released by the BC Coroners Service shows that the toxic, unregulated drug supply claimed the lives of at least 211 British Columbians in January, with the total number of deaths surpassing 200 for the eighth time in the past 16 months.

by Contributor on Monday Mar 06 2023

Distracted driving is a factor in nearly 40% of police-reported car crash injuries and contributes to 77 deaths in B.C. each year.

by Contributor on Monday Feb 27 2023

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to keeping prohibited firearms and weapons out of our communities and ensuring that those who break our laws are held accountable.

In January 2023, border services officers at CBSA Commercial Operations, Vancouver International Airport District, intercepted several parcels containing large quantities of prohibited weapons.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 27 2023

People can count on some extra help through another BC Affordability Credit in their bank accounts this April.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

More than 350,000 families in B.C. will get their second BC Family Benefit boost to help with the cost of living, starting immediately.

“Global inflation continues to squeeze household budgets, and paying for essentials like groceries and gas is hard on many families right now,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Finance.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Feb 15 2023

The B.C. government is launching new measures to protect more old growth by fast-tracking innovation and co-developing new local plans with First Nations to better care for B.C.’s forests.

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Feb 14 2023

Starting this summer, provincially regulated commercial vehicle operators will be required to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track drivers’ time behind the wheel, reducing the likelihood of driving while tired. 

by BC Hydro on Friday Feb 10 2023

New BC Hydro research shows many couples in B.C. are engaged in power struggles over home energy use – from room temperature and lights left on to running the dishwasher half full.