For 21-year-old Daniel Carpenter, trades training is opening up a new world of opportunity. Daniel, who is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation, is just starting a new job as an apprentice welder at the Seaspan shipyards in North Vancouver.
Technology and agri-food entrepreneurs in the Fraser Valley will now benefit from $844,000 in provincial funding for a new agriculture- and technology-focused program, delivered by the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech.
The 2015 Canada Winter Games drew to a close yesterday after two successful weeks of competition. It was a landmark event for the province - the largest multisport and cultural event ever held in northern B.C and the first ever Canada Winter Games to take place in British Columbia.
Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, got the ball rolling as a lead-up to the announcement that the World Rugby Sevens Series - one of the most thrilling sporting championships - is coming to Vancouver in March 2016.
In recognition of the central role sport plays in enriching the lives of British Columbians and in celebration of the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, proclaimed 2015 The Year of Sport in British Columbia.
It was double-happiness at Mar Jok Elementary school today, as students and staff, along with representatives from the Central Okanagan board of education and the District of West Kelowna, celebrated the official opening of their school on the first day of the Chinese New Year.
The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) have implemented a plan to ensure Bralorne Gold Mine (BGM) near Lillooet, B.C. is in compliance with its permit conditions after heavy rainfall this past weekend.
Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett provided an update on the actions that government is taking to implement the recommendations of the independent panel that investigated the Mount Polley tailings storage facility failure.
Campers, set your alarm clocks to wake up from dreams of roasted hotdogs and riverside hikes, Discover Camping, the Province's camping reservation system, opens for business at 9 a.m. Sundary, March 15, 2015.
Finance Minister Michael de Jong travels to London, England, Feb. 27 - March 3, 2015, where he will meet with investors to discuss the Province's triple-A credit rating, B.C.'s recently released third consecutive balanced budget and investor opportunities.
Proposed amendments in the Finance Statutes Amendment Act introduced today will help improve collection on defaulted debts owed to government, reduce collection costs and help ensure funds are available for government programs and services.
Okanagan Valley residents are invited to attend an open house in Osoyoos on March 11 or in Oliver on March 12 to discuss the impacts of off-road vehicles on sensitive ecosystems on Oliver Mountain and the Osoyoos West Bench.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has been issued a pesticide use permit to aerial-spray 4,576 hectares in Surrey and 204 hectares in Delta, with a spray approved for use on organic farms, to eradicate a growing population of gypsy moth and minimize the risk they pose to forests, farms, orchards and trees.
In her speech from the throne, Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon outlined the government's agenda to create jobs and opportunity throughout British Columbia - growing a diverse economy to fund vital public services.
A new agreement between British Columbia and Alberta makes it easier for oil and gas companies to operate in both provinces while continuing to ensure the protection of public safety, the environment and resource conservation.
Young people considering what skills they will need for tomorrow's in-demand occupations will have an opportunity for interactive, hands-on experience at WorkBC's Find Your Fit tour stop at Quesnel Junior Secondary school.
These are exciting times in British Columbia; Our economy is diverse, strong and growing. Part of our province's success has been our ability to introduce three consecutive balanced budgets - and this year we will likely be the only province in Canada to do so.
Young people considering what skills they will need for tomorrow's in-demand occupations will have an opportunity for interactive, hands-on experience at WorkBC's Find Your Fit tour at W.L. Seaton Secondary school.
As tourism continues to heat up and the North continues to ramp up job opportunities, the B.C. government is again partnering with the Canadian Vocational Training Centre to train up to 10 people in the hospitality industry.
The Government of B.C. will make child-support payments fully exempt for families receiving income and disability assistance, which translates to an additional $32 million over the next three years for these families.
In recognition of Data Privacy Day, Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services Minister Amrik Virk encourages British Columbians to protect their privacy online by "clicking carefully" and ensuring that any applications or "apps" are not accessing any unnecessary personal data.