A task group including 11 leading British Columbia wine producers has been established with an industry mandate to make recommendations on ways to improve the appellation system for wine produced from 100% B.C. grapes, Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick announced.
Environment Minister Mary Polak and Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett have issued an environmental assessment certificate to Pretium Resources Inc. for the Brucejack gold mine, located approximately 65 kilometres northwest of Stewart.
Moody's Investors Service has reaffirmed British Columbia's AAA credit rating and upgraded the Province's outlook to stable, with the agency saying it reflects the strong fiscal position of the provice, Premier Christy Clark announced.
Bill 11, the Education Statutes Amendment Act (2015) will help school districts reduce overhead costs, establish a modern framework for teacher professional development and put a stronger focus on accountability for student outcomes, Education Minister Peter Fassbender announced.
Two new student grants - including expansion of the BC Loan Forgiveness Program to more occupations - will support education and training programs that lead to in-demand careers, as part of the B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint.
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 the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex in the Gibraltar Room on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Minister of Energy, Mines Bill Bennett and Minister of Environment Mary Polak welcome EcoRun to the B.C. Parliament Buildings. The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's EcoRun is an annual tour and demonstration of eco-friendly vehicles.
The B.C. government's new Fish and Seafood Act will replace legislation that was last significantly updated in the 1960s with a modern framework that builds on B.C.'s local and international reputation as a source of sustainable and trusted seafood legislation, and improves operating conditions for B.C.'s seafood sector.
Modern, flexible approaches to liquor licensing, and fairness in awarding a limited number of special licences to sell B.C. wine in grocery stores, are broad goals of two pieces of legislation introduced supporting government's response to the Liquor Policy Review.
If we want a strong and vibrant economic future, then it's key that strong and vibrant women help drive it. And a great opportunity for women to help drive the economy is through careers in the skilled trades.
Drivers should think twice about hogging the left lane on high-speed highways when new rules come into effect. Legislation introduced will make it easier for police to ticket drivers who don't move over.
To make clean energy vehicles more affordable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Province will offer incentives of up to $5,000 for the purchase or lease of a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.