For Katherine Hansen, joining the RCMP Musical Ride in 1996 was a dream come true. As a little girl growing up on a farm in Penticton, Katherine was horse-crazy. But it was when she saw the Musical Ride at age six, that her future path became crystal clear.
Premier John Horgan outlined an investiment of $1.6 billion in a fall and winter preparedness plan Wednesday that will significantly build upon and strengthen measures that respond to the health-care requirements of COVID-19.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the government of British Columbia to cancel the carbon tax because it’s not working, according to the provincial government’s data.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
"Today, we are announcing 121 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 6,162 cases in British Columbia.
Health officials across BC are urging the public to work collectively to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as the calendar enter fall, especially with the number of new cases increasing.
In the daily briefing Thursday, Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, announced 89 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Building on the Province’s $45.6-million investment to support a safe restart for B.C.’s schools, additional funding from the federal government will allow schools to expand health and safety measures, purchase more personal protective equipment (PPE) and increase capacity for remote learning.
Students and staff will head back to school with more resources available to support mental wellness during the unprecedented school year ahead.
Extinction Rebellion Victoria has joined the Global Cruise Activist Network, a worldwide group of activists who are demanding the cruise industry doesn’t return to business as usual as cruise ships start sailing again after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The B.C. government has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response.
Despite strong fiscal results in the first three quarters of 2019-20, unforeseen changes in the fourth quarter due to COVID-19, including declines in tax revenues, ICBC losses and early measures to tackle the pandemic, affected the Province’s 2019-20 financial results.