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District of Kitimat gets investment to curb climate change

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Kitimat – Across the country, Canadians are calling for ambitious climate action that keeps the air clean and helps build a strong economy for today and tomorrow. Through initiatives like the Low Carbon Economy Fund, the Government of Canada continues to work with partners across the country to cut pollution and build strong, resilient communities, while creating good jobs and …

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Restoring biodiversity in Canada’s marine environment

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Montreal – From feeding our families and supporting important industries, to housing diverse species, habitats and ecosystems, our oceans connect us all. Now more than ever, we are seeing the impact that climate change and biodiversity loss has on our marine spaces. That is why the Government of Canada is committed to conserving and protecting our oceans now, and for …

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Revitalize public spaces, enhancing tourism in BC

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The Government of Canada is making investments across British Columbia to refresh community spaces, attract new visitors, and stimulate local economies Haida Gwaii – Safe and inclusive public spaces and dynamic tourism attractions are key to vibrant communities. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, in turn supporting businesses and boosting economic vitality. Throughout Northern British Columbia, communities …

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Regional Quantum Initiative launches in British Columbia 

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$14 million over six years available through PacifiCan to commercialize quantum technologies Vancouver – Quantum technology is at the leading edge of science and innovation, and will have a transformative impact on fields ranging from life sciences and defence to communications and computing. To ensure Canadian entrepreneurs are well-positioned to take advantage of these opportunities, the Government of Canada is …

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EV Charging coming in Pemberton, BC

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Pemberton – Canadians are taking action to fight climate change and deliver clean air and a strong economy. Reducing pollution from the transportation sector is critical to Canada achieving its climate targets. That’s why the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EVs) in British Columbia and across the country. Patrick …

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Phase 2 of Regional Energy and Resource Tables launched  

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Ottawa- Canada’s abundant natural resources and its ability to develop them — sustainably and inclusively — are a significant comparative advantage in the global transition to a net-zero economy. That transition presents a generational economic opportunity for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. A key question on which Canada must collectively focus on is how to build on its …

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Stats Canada: Unemployment rate rose by 5.4% in August

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Ottawa – Employment declined by 40,000 (-0.2%) in August, and the unemployment rate rose by 0.5 percentage points to 5.4%. Employment fell among youth aged 15 to 24 in August, primarily young women, as well as among people aged 55 to 64. Employment gains in various industries, including “other services” and professional, scientific, and technical services, were more than offset …

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Supporting healthy living style in Indigenous communities in BC

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Taking a holistic and cultural approach to help increase physical activity and improve overall health Ottawa – Research suggests that 44% of adults in Canada live with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, or diabetes. Many chronic diseases are more prevalent among Indigenous peoples, which often reflects broader inequities they face. Healthy living initiatives that …

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Stats Canada: Strong growth seen in housing investment in 2021

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Ottawa – Strong growth in housing investment in 2021 has pushed Canada’s net stock of residential assets up 18.9%, representing 22.0% of national wealth. Total residential stock, which reached $3.4 trillion, includes social housing assets amounting to $44.6 billion. This productive activity was associated with over 1.3 million jobs and $141.3 billion in gross domestic product (GDP). Estimates from the new Housing Economic Account are now available upon request. This …

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4 BC First Nations conclude self-govt agreements regarding education 

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Seabird Island – In a celebration at Seabird Island today, four First Nations—Cowichan Tribes, Lil’wat Nation, ʔaq’am, and Seabird Island—were recognized and celebrated for concluding self-government agreements regarding education on their lands. Through their signed education jurisdiction agreements with Canada, the four First Nations now have recognized law-making authority over their Kindergarten-Grade 12 education systems, including authority over teacher certification, …