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Feb 04, 2016, 12:46 ET B.C.-Canada partnership lays a strong foundation for labour force development

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Department of Employment and Social Development (Canada) Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour (British Columbia) Statement from the...


May 04, 2015, 15:51 ET Successes Marked in New Approach to First Nations Healthcare in BC

BC Tripartite Principals meet to assess progress since October 2013 transfer of health services COAST SALISH TERRITORY, BC, May 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Chair of the First Nations Health Council Grand...


Oct 15, 2014, 14:22 ET Statement - Governments unveil new model for Port Metro Vancouver's Container Trucking Industry

VICTORIA, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Transport Minister, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, and B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister the Honourable Todd Stone today issued the following joint...


Oct 14, 2014, 17:17 ET Media Advisory - Governments to make an important announcement for the BC Container Trucking Industry

PORT METRO VANCOUVER, B.C., Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Todd Stone, B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister will make an...


Sep 06, 2014, 16:30 ET RapidBus service expansion speeds up Westside commute

WEST KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Faster service, new modern stations and the latest transit technology will make taking the bus more comfortable and reliable for RapidBus BC passengers. The...


May 21, 2014, 12:24 ET Statement by the Ministers of Transport - Governments of Canada and British Columbia act on recommendations to help improve trucking operations at Port Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Todd Stone, British Columbia's Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure today welcomed...


Mar 13, 2014, 23:26 ET Governments and Port Metro Vancouver Take Action to End Trucking Dispute

VANCOUVER, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Todd Stone British Columbia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Robin Silvester,...


Sep 30, 2013, 12:11 ET Media advisory - Premiers to Meet with Labour Market Partners on October 2 in Toronto

OTTAWA, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and New Brunswick Premier David Alward will meet with key labour market partners on October 2 in Toronto to discuss Canada's...


Oct 19, 2012, 14:01 ET Easing congestion in Surrey and Langley will boost Asia-Pacific Gateway's competitive advantage

SURREY, BC, Oct. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Construction of the Combo Project, an important investment along the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC), was celebrated today by the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada's...


Oct 18, 2012, 11:43 ET Media Advisory - Roberts Bank Rail Corridor to celebrate milestone in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, BC, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada's Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway; the Honourable Mary Polak, B.C. Minister of...


Aug 13, 2012, 18:17 ET First SkyTrain faregate successfully installed

VANCOUVER, Aug. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The first SkyTrain faregate was installed today at Marine Drive Station. Faregates are part of the overall strategy to reduce fare evasion and increase security on...


Jul 09, 2012, 09:54 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Highlighting how Canada's Asia-Pacific gateway is helping deepen trade with fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets/

OTTAWA, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada's Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and the Honourable Blair Lekstrom, British Columbia's Minister...


Jul 05, 2012, 12:11 ET Media Advisory - Highlighting how Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway is helping deepen trade with fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets

OTTAWA, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada's Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and the Honourable Blair Lekstrom, British Columbia's Minister...


Mar 03, 2012, 13:12 ET Governments announce funding for new Johnson Street Bridge

New bridge will create an estimated 900 local jobs, boost the economy and improve safety VICTORIA, March 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and...


Mar 02, 2012, 15:59 ET Transport Canada Media Advisory

VICTORIA, BC, March 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Member of Parliament Eve Adams (Mississauga—Brampton South), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, will be joined by the Honourable Ida...


Feb 21, 2012, 13:30 ET Media Advisory - Transport Canada

VANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will make an important announcement at the North Shore Trade Area....


Jan 25, 2012, 12:59 ET Progress on Evergreen Line construction, first contracts awarded

PORT MOODY, BC, Jan. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Evergreen Line is taking a major step forward with pre-construction beginning and shovels hitting the ground in the next couple of weeks, bringing new jobs...


Jan 24, 2012, 14:04 ET Media Advisory - Work on the Evergreen Line is Getting Underway

PORT MOODY, BC, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Join the Honourable Blair Lekstrom, BC's Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and...


Nov 10, 2010, 13:11 ET TRANSIT PARTNERS CELEBRATE NEW FACILITY IN VERNON

VERNON, BC, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - Government and community leaders gathered today to announce the upcoming start of construction of the new transit facility for Vernon. The new facility is possible thanks...


Jul 13, 2010, 15:46 ET Westside Road interchange to benefit Kelowna area, Okanagan

WESTBANK, BC, July 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Construction of the Westside Road Interchange will begin in early August, announced Premier Gordon Campbell, Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie,...