Related News

Minimum wage increases June 1

B.C.’s general hourly minimum wage will increase to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders will all also increase, effective June 1, 2019. Regular increases to minimum wages are one way …

Supporting the unsung heroes of health care

Health care aides, hospital cooks, cleaners and the thousands of people who work behind the scenes to support patient care in B.C.’s health care facilities are being better supported and protected by recent regulatory changes. Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, met …

More students supported by SOGI-inclusive education

All 60 B.C. school districts and several independent schools have joined the B.C. SOGI Educator Network to further help educators make schools safe and inclusive for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Education and community partners gathered …

B.C., Nisg̱a’a Nation celebrate treaty anniversary

The Nisg̱a’a Nation and the Government of British Columbia marked the 19th anniversary of the Nisg̱a’a Treaty with a flag ceremony at B.C.’s Parliament Buildings. “We are very honoured by the kind gesture of our Treaty partner, the Government of …

Reaching out for help is worth it

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Child and Youth Mental Health Day, Keely Ryan, 20, wants youth to know that taking the first step and reaching out for help when you’re struggling is worth it. “I understand what it’s like to …

More people to benefit from farmers’ market program

The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets has expanded the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon program to help more lower income households access fresh, locally-grown, healthy food, thanks to support from the Province. “Building up on last year’s historic provincial expansion …