Health, safety remain focus for new school year

B.C. students will return to school next month and can look forward to full-time, in-person learning and resuming sports, music and other extracurricular activities, while mask requirements and other health and safety measures remain in place to keep schools safe. …

Extra supports for student, staff mental wellness

Student and staff mental health is an important focus as a new school year begins next week. Schools can expand mental health programs and services and introduce new supports thanks to a one-time investment of $5 million by the Government …

Healthier watersheds, wetlands for a stronger future

Communities throughout the province are restoring watersheds and wetlands to protect aquatic ecosystems and promote healthier environments for British Columbians and wildlife. During the past six months, more than 60 Healthy Watersheds Initiative projects have been launched at more than …

Transit free in B.C. for children 12 and under

Public transit is now free for all children 12 and under in B.C., saving families money, increasing access to affordable transportation options and encouraging more people to use public transit.The free transit for children 12 and under program was officially …

Provincial state of emergency declared

The B.C. government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, made the declaration on July 20, 2021, based upon the recommendation from …