The Province has awarded a replaceable forest licence to Westbank First Nation, a move that will enhance economic and employment opportunities in the area, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced today at a signing ceremony in Westbank. read more
A new agreement between British Columbia and the First Nations of the Maa-nulth Treaty Society will build a framework for the respective governments to manage their commitments under the treaty. read more
As part of the second day of Premier Christy Clark's Jobs and Trade Mission 2013 to Korea, eight additional agreements have been signed, further deepening ties with British Columbian, Korean and Chinese businesses and organizations. read more
Premier Christy Clark signed a new three-year action plan with Governor Kim Moon-Soo to mark the five-year anniversary of British Columbia's sister province relationship with Korea's Gyeonggi Province. read more
The first weekend of Premier Christy Clark's 2013 Jobs and Trade Mission was highlighted by a new natural gas venture establishing a Vancouver head office and Bluestar International Business signing an $80-million forestry deal that will see B.C. lumber used for infrastructure projects in China. read more
The Government of BC, in partnership with the BC Hate Crimes Team and Abbotsford Community Services, will develop a creative educational campaign and resource to raise awareness about online hate crime. read more
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Multiculturalism Week in British Columbia. Every year, the third week of November provides an opportunity to celebrate the province's rich multicultural society and highlights the ways diversity enriches the B.C. economy. read more
International education continues to grow in British Columbia with a 13-per-cent increase in international students since 2010, a 17-per-cent increase in spending by international students, and the launch of a revamped website that helps B.C. students connect with opportunities to study abroad.
French speaking citizens in Surrey will soon have more books to choose from when they visit their local libraries, thanks to a new partnership between the B.C. government and the City of Surrey. read more
As part of the government's ongoing commitment to issue a meaningful apology to B.C.'s Chinese community for historical wrongs, the Province of British Columbia will host its first community forum to discuss the wording for a formal apology.
Suzanne Anton, B.C.'s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, has joined her federal, provincial and territorial colleagues in releasing the draft justice framework report, Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls. read more