New museum to tell story of Chinese Canadians in B.C.

To ensure people can learn more about Chinese Canadians’ contributions to British Columbia, the B.C. government is taking a significant step toward establishing a museum that honours Chinese Canadian history and living heritage. The B.C. government has invested $10 million …

Local governments to develop poverty reduction action plans

Community-based supports for vulnerable and low-income people throughout B.C. are being boosted through a series of local government poverty reduction initiatives. With grants from the Poverty Reduction Planning and Action Program, 54 local governments throughout the province, through 29 projects, will …

Minimum wage increase takes effect

To support B.C.’s lowest paid workers, the general hourly minimum wage is increasing to $14.60, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders are also increasing, effective Monday, June 1, 2020. In 2018, to …