Ukrainians fleeing violence get immediate MSP coverage

April 25, 2022   Victoria — Displaced Ukrainians arriving in B.C. with visas issued under the federal Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) will now have access to date-of-arrival Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage. Government is encouraging those arriving in British …

Earth Day spurs action on plastic pollution

April 22, 2022   Victoria — People throughout British Columbia continue to take positive action to prevent plastic waste and those efforts could be further strengthened as the Province moves to regulate more single-use and plastic products. People are invited to …

Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia make a significant investment in salmon research and restoration projects

April 22, 2022   Vancouver — From Fisheries and Oceans Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/fisheries-oceans/news/2022/04/government-of-canada-and-province-of-british-columbia-make-a-significant-investment-in-salmon-research-and-restoration-projects0.html The regeneration of wild Pacific salmon populations is fundamental to rebuilding a healthy ocean ecosystem. Wild Pacific salmon are also vitally important for food and cultural purposes, of many …

B.C. expands cancer coverage for firefighters

April 22, 2022   Victoria — B.C. firefighters will soon have easier access to workers’ compensation benefits and support services in recognition of their higher risk of developing work-related cancers. The Province is amending the Firefighters’ Occupational Disease Regulation under …

Joint statement on Earth Day 2022

April 22, 2022   Victoria — Premier John Horgan and George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, have issued the following statement to celebrate Earth Day 2022: “Earth Day celebrates nature, and we are fortunate in British Columbia …