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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be enshrined in B.C. law to honour the strength and resilience of residential school survivors and remember the children who never came home.
Lieutenant governor Janet Austin has delivered a forward-looking speech from the throne, laying out actions the provincial government will take to tackle today's biggest challenges and build a stronger, more secure future for everyone who calls B.C. home.
During the recent UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, over 190 nations adopted a Global Biodiversity Framework.
Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, has issued the following statement after the 15th round of Canada-U.S. negotiations toward a modernized Columbia River Treaty, which took place in Vancouver, B.C., on Jan. 25 and 26, 2023:
Together with the provincial and federal governments and a forestry company, the National Conservancy of Canada announced the conservation of 185,329 acres (75,000 hectares) in the Incomappleux Valley located in the Selkirk Mountains approximately 29 kilometres east of Revelstoke.
People who have difficulty purchasing menstruation products in the Interior, Cranbrook, Hope, Kamloops, on the Lower Mainland and on southern Vancouver Island will soon have more options thanks to newly funded period poverty pilot projects created by local community organizations.