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Search and Rescue crews launch UAV pilot in B.C.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -0800

VICTORIA – Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto today announced Emergency Management BC’s (EMBC) endorsement of a one-year pilot project for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles – “UAVs” or drones – by search and rescue crews in Coquitlam and Kamloops.



Ministry continues robust measures to keep bridges safe

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -0800

Crews have been working around the clock preparing the Alex Fraser Bridge and the Port Mann Bridge for the snow.



Canada-B.C. partnership to train British Columbians for local jobs in Williams Lake

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:15:00 -0800

Up to 42 British Columbians in Williams Lake and surrounding areas are getting the training they need for jobs in their community, thanks to a federal-provincial partnership under the Canada-B.C. Job Fund Agreement.



Statement on International Human Rights Day

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0800

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton released the following statement today:



Province approves 2016 urban deer grants

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0800

Four B.C. municipalities have been approved for grants under a provincial program that was launched last year to support local government’s that are experiencing challenges with urban deer.



Holiday gifts start with B.C. resources

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:30:00 -0800

With the holiday season underway, it’s important to remember that many of the gifts British Columbians will purchase this year have a homegrown connection to B.C. resources such as minerals and steelmaking coal.



Canada and British Columbia invest in new trades facility at the College of New Caledonia

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:15:00 -0800

Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $13.8-million investment in the College of New Caledonia for a new heavy-mechanical trades-training facility.


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Choose safe transportation for holiday celebrations

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0800

With the holiday season in full swing, the Government of B.C. is reminding British Columbians to celebrate safely and make good decisions when riding in limousines, including limo buses, during celebrations.



Energy plan funding for Vancouver Island First Nations

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:30:00 -0800

Two First Nations communities on Vancouver Island and one on the Central Coast stand to benefit from support from B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund, a program launched by the provincial government in 2010.



Mainroad Contracting wins Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:45:00 -0800

Mainroad Contracting (Lower Mainland) has won this year’s Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence in safety innovation, for its High Speed Traffic Control Training.


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