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  1. Campbell River, B.C. - Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working to reduce the number of vessels of concern in Canadian waters, and minimize their impact on coastal communities, the environment and the public. As part of its role under the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessel Act, the Canadian Coast Guard is pleased to report that another ship has been removed and is currently being deconstructed so it is no longer a threat to the marine environment.
  2. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that nine inmates at Kent Institution, in British Columbia, have tested positive for COVID-19.
  3. On August 9, 2022, an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Kent Institution, a maximum security federal institution.
  4. The Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, will announce funding to support community-based response to the monkeypox outbreak.
  5. Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize community spaces and grow vibrant communities
  6. On August 10, 2022, during the 09:30 a.m. count, staff members at Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, a minimum-security federal institution, discovered that Edward Lee Campbell was not accounted for.
  7. Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize community spaces and grow vibrant communities.
  8. Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize community spaces and grow vibrant communities
  9. Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize community spaces and grow vibrant communities.
  10. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Mike Farnworth, British Columbia’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced more than $29.5 million in joint funding to reduce and mitigate the risk of floods and slide events in 11 communities across B.C. These projects are in addition to 18 other disaster mitigation-related projects that were announced last summer.
  11. The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are investing over $29.5 million in 11 projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s new COVID-19 Community Resilience Stream.
  12. Township of Langley, British Columbia, August 5, 2022—Today, John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City in British Columbia. on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced $777,618 in funding towards energy efficiency upgrades to Salishan Place by the River, a cultural centre in the Township of Langley, which is currently being built in partnership with q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen) First Nation and with the participation of the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), Màthxwi (Matsqui) and se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) First Nations.
  13. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement in the presence of John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship Jack Froese, Mayor of the Township of Langley.
  14. British Columbia is one of the largest aerospace cluster in Canada with over 200 companies operating in the sector. Each year, the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) brings together industry stakeholders to network and capitalize on opportunities in domestic and international markets.
  15. Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, British Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $834,060 to the Gathering Voices Society.
  16. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) fights organized crime by focusing on firearms-related offences at the border. Today, the CBSA in British Columbia (B.C.), announced that it has made two significant seizures of “ghost guns” in the B.C. Interior, following interceptions at international mail centres.
  17. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), will announce funding to support organizations in B.C.’s aerospace sector.
  18. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced $450,000 in funding to the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) to expand its programming by adding additional events during the Vancouver Pride Festival in the summer as well as new events in the fall and winter seasons.
  19. Today, Chief Ken Watts of Tseshaht First Nation and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced that Tseshaht First Nation and the Government of Canada have negotiated a settlement agreement regarding the Tseshaht First Nation’s 1913 purported Surrender and Sale of Iwachis IR 3 Specific Claim and that the settlement of $21 million has now been paid to the First Nation.
  20. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), will announce funding to support the Vancouver Pride Society.
  21. In order to advance innovation and support the ecological sustainability of the aquaculture sector in British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is taking the next step to transition from open-net pen aquaculture in British Columbia coastal waters.
  22. Taleeb Noormohamed, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Taneen Rudyk, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a $7.74 million investment through the Green Municipal Fund’s (GMF) Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative to support the planning and construction of 497 housing units in communities across British Columbia. They were joined by the Mayor of Vancouver, Kennedy Stewart.
  23. The lockdown put in place at Mountain Institution on July 22, 2022, has ended and the exceptional search has been completed.
  24. Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced $821,460 in funding for the revitalization of the arena in the Town of Princeton.
  25. On July 22, 2022, a lockdown was put in place at Mountain Institution, a medium security federal institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.
  26. Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize public spaces and grow vibrant communities
  27. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 13 inmates at the medium-security unit of Mission Institution, in British Columbia, have tested positive for COVID-19.
  28. The lockdown put in place at Matsqui Institution on July 14, 2022, has ended and the exceptional search has been completed.
  29. On July 13, 2022, two inmates were the victims of an assault at Kent Institution, a maximum-security federal institution.
  30. Media Advisory - Sunshine Coast Regional District, BC
  31. British Columbia’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are critical to their communities – they create jobs, drive economic growth, and develop products and services that help solve local and global challenges.
  32. Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize public spaces and grow vibrant communities
  33. Safe and inclusive public spaces and dynamic tourism attractions are key to building vibrant communities. Upgrading existing infrastructure and building new public assets will help municipalities across British Columbia provide better access to recreational programs and facilities, growing economic opportunities, creating jobs, and improving community wellness.
  34. Safe and inclusive public spaces and dynamic tourism attractions are key to building vibrant communities. Upgrading existing infrastructure and building new public assets will help municipalities across British Columbia provide better access to recreational programs and facilities, growing economic opportunities, creating jobs, and improving community wellness.
  35. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), will provide details on funding that will help innovative businesses accelerate their growth and compete globally.
  36. On July 13, 2022, an inmate was the victim of an assault at Matsqui Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital for treatment. No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident and the inmate has since returned to the institution.
  37. The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), will announce funding to help improve community infrastructure and strengthen tourism experiences throughout central and northern Vancouver Island.
  38. The British Columbia (BC) Court of Appeal released its decision, upholding the ruling of the Supreme Court of BC in Cambie Surgeries Corporation et al. v. British Columbia (Attorney General) which dismissed the constitutional challenge to provisions of BC’s Medicare Protection Act.
  39. Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced over $11.7 million in funding for the retrofit of the public recreation facility in the District of Squamish.
  40. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement
  41. As part of #EVWeek in Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a combined investment of $1.7 million to two organizations to install a total of 128 EV chargers in British Columbia.
  42. COVID-19 had a significant impact on Canadian tourism as travel restrictions, both domestically and internationally, reduced visits to attractions across the country. The Government of Canada created the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) to support tourism businesses and organizations investing their future growth, while safely welcoming visitors once again.
  43. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, joined Hegus (Chief) John Hackett of the ɬaʔamɩn (Tla’amin) Nation, a self-governing Modern Treaty Nation, to mark major investments in community infrastructure. The funding will support ɬaʔamɩn Nation’s infrastructure goals across its water and sewer systems, drainage, roads, bridges, and community buildings. The Government of Canada is providing a total of $7.3 million towards the projects through the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund (ICIF).
  44. On July 6, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Kent Institution, a maximum-security federal institution.
  45. On July 5, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Matsqui Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  46. In a celebration at Seabird Island today, four First Nations—Cowichan Tribes, Lil’wat Nation, ʔaq’am, and Seabird Island—were recognized and celebrated for concluding self-government agreements regarding education on their lands. Through their signed education jurisdiction agreements with Canada, the four First Nations now have recognized law-making authority over their Kindergarten-Grade 12 education systems, including authority over teacher certification, school certification, graduation requirements, curriculum, and course approvals.
  47. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning and Minister for the Status of Women, Natalie Jameson, will deliver remarks as co-chairs following the Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Most Responsible for Early Learning and Child Care, in Burnaby, British Columbia.
  48. The early learning and child care sector is evolving in increasingly complex and challenging environments. Identifying innovative practices and solutions that better meet the needs of children and families will improve early learning and child care for the benefit of children and families in Canada.
  49. Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, will join four BC First Nations (ʔaq'am, Cowichan Tribes, Lil'wat Nation, and Seabird Island) to celebrate the implementation of First Nations Jurisdiction over Education.
  50. The governments of Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw, Canada and British Columbia have signed a new agreement that will further advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations.