Province fixes loophole threatening renters

The provincial government has introduced legislation to close a major loophole in fixed-term leases and improve the rights of renters throughout British Columbia, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson announced today.

Building a Better B.C. for everyone

British Columbia’s new government has released a budget update that puts people first, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.

The balanced Budget 2017 Update forecasts a surplus of $246 million in 2017-18 and takes key first steps to improve affordability, build better services for everyone, and invest in a strong, innovative economy that creates jobs and works for all British Columbians.

Extra shelter spaces opening for homeless people in Vancouver

Those seeking shelter will have access to 300 shelter beds when the B.C. government and the City of Vancouver open beds at 10 locations throughout the city for people who are homeless. This is an increase from 160 beds provided last year. All shelters will be low barrier and welcoming to people with pets and belongings to store. Each location will be managed by an experienced non-profit housing and shelter operator, with most providing 24/7 support.

Above and Beyond Awards recognize people who responded to wildfires, floods

The B.C. government has created the Above and Beyond Awards program to recognize people who made a big difference in their communities during 2017’s devastating floods and wildfires, Premier John Horgan announced today.

“People deserve to be recognized for going above and beyond to help each other in the midst of this year’s devastating wildfires and floods,” said Premier Horgan.