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Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

VICTORIA – The B.C. government announced nearly $600,000 towards a partnership with key technology industry partners to study the labour market needs in the tech sector.
VICTORIA – Arrangements are being made to ensure that British Columbians continue to receive cheques and critical documents in the event of a Canada Post labour disruption.
VICTORIA – Eligible applicants, including Internet service providers, are encouraged to apply for nearly $3 million available through the Connecting British Columbia program to improve high-speed Internet access in rural and remote communities.
PRINCE GEORGE – The Prince George Law Courts and Plaza 400 will soon be connected to Prince George’s Downtown Renewable Energy System (DRES), a hot-water utility that produces thermal energy using sawmill residue from Lakeland Mills Ltd., reducing greenhouse gases and reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels.
VICTORIA – More than three million BC Services Cards have now been issued, giving the majority of British Columbians a secure government identity card designed to make it easier to access government services, while protecting personal information and helping to reduce fraud and risk of identity theft.
SURREY – Shovels in the ground mark the start of expanding British Columbia’s busiest provincial court location.
TOKYO, JAPAN – Premier Christy Clark and B.C. technology companies are in Japan to promote the sector’s world-class capabilities as a leading technology hub and to form new partnerships with Japanese investors and technology companies.
VANCOUVER – The B.C. government has awarded the University of British Columbia (UBC) more than $27 million through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) for 40 research infrastructure projects in areas of healthcare, astrophysics, clean technology and agriculture.
VANCOUVER – Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Amrik Virk represented B.C.’s vibrant tech sector at the 23rd annual TiEcon (The Indus Entrepreneurs Conference) on May 6-7, one of the world’s largest professional tech networking conferences.
VICTORIA – Following a court decision to allow campers to stay at the Victoria courthouse site through the summer, the provincial government is working with the City of Victoria, along with fire and police officials, to develop a plan for safety standards to better protect people at the site and nearby residents.
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