BBOT News

Funding Boost Gives Used Plastics New Lease on Life – Project Applications Now Open


A $10-million investment in the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund will help grow made-in-B.C. solutions to reduce plastic pollution, create new products and increase job opportunities. The second intake of the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund will support innovative plastic waste reduction projects across the province promoting the development of a circular economy in B.C. The funding will […]

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BC Adds 14,900+ Full-Time Jobs


Minister’s statement on July’s Labour Force Survey results Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for July 2022: “B.C.’s strong economic recovery and low unemployment rate continue to help lead Canada’s economic outlook. “The province added 14,900 full-time jobs last […]

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Monkeypox Cases, Vaccination Update


The Province is making monkeypox vaccines available to people in British Columbia. Although the number of cases in B.C. remains low, some community transmission has been identified. As of July 27, 2022, there were 61 cases of monkeypox in British Columbia. This includes three cases in Fraser Health, 54 in Vancouver Coastal Health and four in […]

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Don’t miss the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival this Weekend


After a two year hiatus, the annual Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival is back this year with their highly anticipated lineup for 2022. Returning to Deer Lake Park on Saturday, August 6, the festival will be headlined by Grammy-award winning rock band The War on Drugs. It will also feature performances by Kathleen Edwards, The […]

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The Province Announces New Grant to Support Sustainable Community Services


  Community social-service agencies and families stand to benefit from provincial investments in research and a new grant program that will support long-term sustainability of the community social-services sector. The province announced that it is providing $1.5 million in grants to help community social-service sector agencies upgrade their technologies and another $1.5 million to support […]

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Building Owners will Reduce Energy, Save Money with 5% Tax Credit


The Province has announced a new tax credit that will make energy retrofits for multi-unit residential and commercial buildings more affordable, saving owners 5% on retrofits to help reduce their energy use. “Building owners want to reduce the energy use of their home, office or retail space but the upfront costs of these retrofits can be […]

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Get your Business in Shape with the Digital Marketing Bootcamp


Thousands of B.C. businesses will have the opportunity to hone their online skills with another extension of the B.C. Government’s popular Digital Marketing Bootcamp program. “The Digital Marketing Bootcamp has been a huge success and is one of the ways we continue to support businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ravi […]

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B.C. Reopens BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category


  The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Base category is now open to new registrations from experienced entrepreneurs. The EI Base category was temporarily paused on July 19, 2021, to ensure it was aligned with government’s priorities and positioned to support economic recovery. To support government strategic priorities, targeted invitations to […]

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B.C. Continues to Lead Canada’s Economic Recovery


Minister’s statement on June’s Labour Force Survey results Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for June 2022: “As we mark the halfway point of 2022, our province continues to lead Canada’s economic recovery with strong, clean and inclusive growth. B.C. gained […]

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B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan Continues with Fall Boosters


People in B.C. can look ahead to their next COVID-19 vaccine dose with the Province announcing a fall booster program as the next step in its COVID-19 immunization plan. With the fall and winter respiratory illness season approaching, the Province is offering a booster dose to protect people 12 years and older. Although the number […]

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