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Countdown to the 2015 Canada Winter Games


Provincial MLAs and 2015 Canada Winter Games organizers donned scarves as they gathered on the steps of the Legislative Buildings Feb. 12 to celebrate the one-year countdown to the games in Prince George, Feb. 13 – March 1, 2015. Learn more.

Latest MLA News

  • Grants Support Local Food Bank

    MLA Rustad - Burns Lake Food Bank

    BURNS LAKE – The Lakes District Family Enhancement Society in Burns Lake will be receiving $66,300 through the B.C. Government’s Community Gaming Grants Program. These…

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  • Province Boosts Support for Violence Prevention

    PRINCE GEORGE – Four organizations in Prince George are sharing $165,000 in proceeds from the Civil Forfeiture Office to support the prevention of violence against…

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  • Resurfacing Project on Highway 16 to Improve Safety and Traffic Flow

    HOUSTON – Work to resurface approximately 30 kilometres of Highway 16 east of Smithers is scheduled to begin this summer. The $3.6 million contract was…

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  • BC NDP Abandons Rural B.C. over Bill before BC Legislature

    VANDERHOOF – The BC NDP opposed a bill brought forward to the legislature that protects the existing number of northern and rural electoral districts and ensures that British…

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Speech from the Throne


The government’s Speech from the Throne focused on controlling spending and job creation by opening new markets for investment and leveraging B.C.’s strengths from natural resources to technology — all of which will create jobs for British Columbians. Learn more.

Government News Releases

  • International figure skating event gets provincial support

    Premier Christy Clark today has announced $100,000 in support of Skate Canada International which will bring international competitors and visitors to Kelowna this fall.

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  • Vaisakhi parade a great opportunity to enjoy Sikh culture

    Last Saturday, Premier Christy Clark and tens of thousands of people took time to enjoy the annual Vaisakhi parade in Vancouver – and for good reason. This special day celebrates the beginning of the Nanakshahi calendar year, which usually occurs on April 13 and April 14 once every 36 years. It also marks the beginning of harvest season for the winter crops in India so in many ways it is similar to Thanksgiving in North America.

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  • National restaurant chains see value in Informed Dining

    The Informed Dining program is growing in the province and across the country as 19 national restaurant chains representing over 10,000 restaurant outlets in Canada now provide valuable nutrition information for their dining customers.

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  • Tips to help your family travel safely this Easter weekend

    The Easter long weekend is a popular time for a spring getaway, but drivers are reminded that highways will be busy and road conditions may remain winter-like and dangerous in some parts of B.C.

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