Provincial Government

Surrey-Whalley NDP MLA Bruce Ralston, minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cutting fuel tax won’t reduce high prices at the pumps, Surrey MLA says

Bruce Ralston, B.C.’s minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation, noted in 2019 consumers were already getting ‘ripped off’ at the pumps

Surrey-Whalley NDP MLA Bruce Ralston, minister of energy, mines and low carbon innovation. (Black Press Media file photo)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: High gas prices of concern for MLAs of both stripes

Question-and-answer feature calls on those elected to office in Langley

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(Black Press Media photo)

Province of B.C. commits to year-round wildfire service

Permanent year-round service expected by September

(Black Press Media photo)
Ravi Kahlon, minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, was in Langley Tuesday, March 15, for as round of meetings about the provincial Stronger BC Economic Plan. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation sits down with Langley business leaders

Ravi Kahlon looking for in-person feedback on provincial economic plan

Ravi Kahlon, minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, was in Langley Tuesday, March 15, for as round of meetings about the provincial Stronger BC Economic Plan. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous-focused coursework to be a high school graduation requirement in B.C.

New requirement would enhance knowledges of Indigenous Peoples in classrooms, province says

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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AT YOUR SERVICE: Trees and more greenspace at root of climate change solutions

Question-and-answer feature calls on those elected to office in Langley

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Pacific Wild has taken the government of B.C. to court over the legality of contracting civilians to shoot wolves from helicopters. (Black Press file photo)

Animal advocacy group condemns B.C.’s extension of the wolf cull

The cull, which has killed 1,400 wolves since initiated in 2015, has been extended five years

Pacific Wild has taken the government of B.C. to court over the legality of contracting civilians to shoot wolves from helicopters. (Black Press file photo)
Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. ancient forest advocates call on province to fund alternative revenue streams

$300M required to help First Nations, other forest-dependent communities to transition

Forest ecologist Andy MacKinnon, who previously worked with the B.C Government on developing land-use plans beyond logging, speaks about the importance of revenue options for First Nations on Tuesday at the legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: Liberal caucus floats all-party committee in reaction to emergencies

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University receives some of the provincial money aimed at providing more co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities for students. (New Democrats/Special to Langley Advance Times)

KPU given $125K to ensure more hands-on experience for students

Langley MLAs say local pupils will benefit from provincial monies for work experience programs

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University receives some of the provincial money aimed at providing more co-op and work-integrated learning opportunities for students. (New Democrats/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: Political stripes aside, MLAs agree heat dome was tragic and action required

Question-and-answer feature calling on those elected to office in Langley

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Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
A group calling itself BC Public Service Employees for Freedom is rejecting the province’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which takes effect Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Letter to deputy minister latest step protesting B.C. Public Service vaccine mandate

Nov. 22 the deadline for all B.C. Public Service workers to get vaccinated

A group calling itself BC Public Service Employees for Freedom is rejecting the province’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which takes effect Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

3,400 kilometres of cable bringing high-speed internet to B.C. coast

Connected Coast project officially launched in Campbell River

The CanPac Valour will be laying the cable for the project. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack MLA Kelli Paddon reads powerful words from bullied 11-year-old in BC Legislature

“They said because I am black, I should go kill myself,” Eevah Macdonald wrote

Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)
The BC Public Service Agency building on Blanshard Street in Victoria. Some government employees have sent internal emails criticizing the province for mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all employees by Nov. 22. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

B.C. government employees in hot water for sending anti-vaccine emails

Public service agency taking ‘appropriate follow-up’ to messages sent from government computers

The BC Public Service Agency building on Blanshard Street in Victoria. Some government employees have sent internal emails criticizing the province for mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all employees by Nov. 22. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: Education should trump rules for vaccination of health-care workers, suggest MLAs

Question-and-answer feature calling on those elected to office in Langley

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AT YOUR SERVICE: Passports key to keeping B.C. businesses open, people safe during pandemic

Question-and-answer feature calling on those elected to office in Langley

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Langley City Councillor Gayle Martin won support for a motion having the provincial government and BC Emergency Health Services improve coordination between paramedics and firefighters, as a 2019 report called for. (Langley Advance Times/Black Press Media files)

VIDEO: Langley City seeks province-wide support for call to improve coordination between paramedics and firefighters

Calls for ‘concrete’ improvements after ‘unreasonable’ delays in response times during June heat wave

Langley City Councillor Gayle Martin won support for a motion having the provincial government and BC Emergency Health Services improve coordination between paramedics and firefighters, as a 2019 report called for. (Langley Advance Times/Black Press Media files)
Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)