Agreement improves access and child-care costs for families

The governments of Canada and British Columbia are making significant investments in early learning and child-care systems to improve children’s continuous development and support them in reaching their full potential. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change …

Forest Inventory Program to be reviewed

The Province’s Forest Inventory Program will be reviewed to ensure it accurately reflects the changed nature of British Columbia’s forests over the last few years, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson announced today. He made …

Help is on the way for B.C.’s lowest-paid workers

British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers will earn a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021, Premier John Horgan announced today, endorsing the recommendations of the Fair Wages Commission. “Regular, predictable increases to our minimum wage are one important way we can make …

Province and Airbnb working to fund affordable housing

The British Columbia government and Airbnb have reached an arrangement allowing the online company to collect provincial sales taxes on all short-term rentals conducted through its platform — a move that will help fund housing affordability measures for British Columbians …