British Columbia Minister of Citizens’ Services, Anne Kang announced the new $50 million Connecting British Columbia program. The program includes a funding stream to help internet service providers with network equipment updates to improve capacity and internet speeds in rural communities across the province.
Minister of Finance, Carole James announced an estimated $80 million in provincial contribution to the new Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistant joint cost-share program introduced by the federal government today.
Provincial Health Official, Dr. Bonnie Henry issued an order for industrial camps and guidelines to protect individuals working in the silviculture sector. All tree planters will be subject to strict screening procedures for COVID-19 symptoms before admission to field camps or community accommodations.