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VICTORIA– Premier Gordon Campbell appointed a new cabinet to build a strong economic future, capitalize on hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and seize emerging global opportunities as Canada’s Pacific Gateway.
VICTORIA – British Columbia continues to monitor and respond to the recent spread of the novel H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu). Six new cases have been confirmed – one in Interior Health, two in Fraser Health, one in Northern Health, one in Vancouver Coastal Health and one on Vancouver Island – for a total of 151 cases in the province with individuals having either recovered or recovering.
VICTORIA – British Columbia Transmission Corporation (the proponent) has received an environmental assessment (EA) certificate for its proposed Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project.
TERRACE — The Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) is providing assistance to the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine for emergency bank protection work along the Kitsumkalum River in the Dutch Valley area, near Terrace.
SQUAMISH – The Province celebrated excellence in mine safety at the combined Provincial Mine Rescue, First Aid and Safety Awards ceremony held June 6 near Squamish.
VICTORIA – The Province has proclaimed the first full week of June every year as B.C. Seniors’ Week and this year, Seniors’ Week runs from June 7 through June 13. This is an opportunity for communities to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of the province’s older population and to increase public awareness of their vital role in British Columbia.
VICTORIA – Don Luxton, well-known heritage consultant, advocate and author, has received the 2009 British Columbia Heritage Award, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Bill Bennett announced.
TERRACE — A provincial regional emergency operations centre has been established in Terrace to respond to the flood risk from rising water levels on the Nass River, Skeena River, Kitsumkalum River, and other rivers and streams within these basins.
VICTORIA – Government is now accepting applications for the Financial Hardship Property Tax Deferment Program announced by Premier Gordon Campbell on Nov. 1, 2008, Finance Minister Colin Hansen said.
VANCOUVER – Five B.C. First Nations artists were named as the recipients of the 2009 BC Creative Achievement Awards for Aboriginal Art today by Premier Gordon Campbell and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation.
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