Spring 2015 Speech from the Throne

The fourth session of the 40th Parliament opened this week— kicked off with the Throne Speech delivered by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon. She outlined the government’s agenda to create jobs and opportunity throughout B.C., growing a diverse economy to fund vital public services. In the session ahead, government will continue to build on its progress implementing the BC Jobs Plan—which has seen more than 70,000 new jobs created since 2011.


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  • School districts benefit from energy-savings funding

    Twenty-four B.C. school districts are sharing $5 million for energy projects like lighting upgrades, boiler replacements, solar panels and electric vehicles under the Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP).

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  • Ecosystem restoration burn scheduled near Lytton

    The Wildfire Management Branch is working with the Lytton First Nation to burn approximately 50 hectares of land next to the Village of Lytton, on the west side of the Fraser River.

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  • South America learns of B.C. advantage at international conference

    B.C. and the Republic of Chile signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will help expand co-operation, trade, investment and research to develop the mining industry, Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced today.

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  • BC Coroners Service identifies backcountry skier

    The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after being involved in an avalanche incident near Kimberley on Feb. 28, 2015.

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