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    When you #SaySomething, you can help a victim of sexual violence become a survivor. Part of the commitment to achieve a Violence Free BC includes the elimination of sexual violence by dispelling myths, raising awareness and empowering bystanders to take action when confronted with sexual violence. For more information, please visit http://ow.ly/ZOwzk.
    Mar 22, 2016 10:57 am | British Columbia,
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    Mar 22, 2016 8:46 am | British Columbia,
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    Spring is finally here. It’s a great time of year to get outdoors for a hike, play a sport, go camping, work in the garden, or simply go for a walk around the block. Visit HealthLink BC for info on how to stay safe and healthy this spring.
    Mar 21, 2016 6:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    Plan to carve some back-country powder this March long weekend? Over 90% of recreational avalanche fatalities are triggered by those involved. Get the gear, check the conditions and tell someone where you're going before you go. Get real-time avalanche conditions, here: http://www.avalanche.ca/
    Mar 21, 2016 4:25 pm | British Columbia,
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    Don't let an avalanche crash your party. You and your snow machine—a perfect pair for March long weekend in BC—but over 90% of recreational avalanche fatalities are triggered by those involved. Get the right gear, file a flight plan, and check the conditions before you go. Get real-time riding conditions, here: http://www.avalanche.ca/
    Mar 21, 2016 3:23 pm | British Columbia,
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    Mar 21, 2016 2:32 pm | British Columbia,
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    Don't let an avalanche crash your party. You and your snow machine—a perfect pair for March long weekend in BC—but over 90% of recreational avalanche fatalities are triggered by those involved. Get the right gear, file a flight plan, and check the conditions before you go. Get real-time riding conditions, here: http://www.avalanche.ca/
    Mar 21, 2016 1:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    BC Arts Council project funding deadlines. Applications are due April 15th for several programs that support the training and professional development of artists by the BC Arts Council. http://ow.ly/ZLGxe Funding categories include: - Arts Periodicals - Professional Arts Training - Professional Performing Arts (Music, Dance or Theatre) - Professional Literary Photo credit: Pacific Opera Victoria - Lucia
    Mar 21, 2016 11:15 am | British Columbia,
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    Prescribed burns to restore Cariboo-Chilcotin grassland, http://ow.ly/ZLx6J
    Mar 21, 2016 10:15 am | British Columbia,
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    Throne Speech 2016 kicked off the fifth session of #BCs fortieth Parliament, delivering the priorities of government for the year. The economy, housing, and infrastructure make up only a few of those priorities. Read the speech in its entirety here, http://www.thronespeechbc.ca/
    Mar 21, 2016 8:00 am | British Columbia,
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    Remember, it's up to you to survive outside. March long weekend is best spent with friends and family in BC's back country and trails. Plan your travel route, tell someone where you're going, know the terrain, check the weather, carry the essentials and stay within your limits. Learn more: http://ow.ly/ZGDQx
    Mar 20, 2016 4:39 pm | British Columbia,
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    Throughout BC, there are more than 25M hectares of old-growth forests, of which approximately 4.5M hectares are fully protected – this represents an area larger than Vancouver Island. The recently announced BC Parks, the Ancient Forest, is the size of the City of Vancouver - Local Government!
    Mar 20, 2016 10:37 am | British Columbia,
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    Don’t miss a thing! Subscribe to BC Gov News on Demand to get news & updates to services delivered to your mobile or desktop. Receive updates as they happen or receive a daily news digest at 5 p.m., http://ow.ly/YUgUp #serviceBC
    Mar 20, 2016 8:00 am | British Columbia,
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    Don't let an avalanche crash your party. You and your snow machine—a perfect pair for March long weekend in BC—but over 90% of recreational avalanche fatalities are triggered by those involved. Get the right gear, file a flight path, and check the conditions before you go. Get real-time riding conditions, here: http://ow.ly/ZGDAp
    Mar 19, 2016 6:38 pm | British Columbia,
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    Did you know? #EarthHour is between 8:30 and 9:30pm local time around the globe because it is the closest hour to sunset in both hemispheres, allowing for the biggest visual impact of lights out everywhere! Celebrate Earth Hour by turning off your lights and powering down electronics for one hour tonight. http://ow.ly/ZGufr
    Mar 19, 2016 3:13 pm | British Columbia,
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    Technology and cleantech. The #BCTECH Strategy aims to create companies that profitably develop cleantech solutions to reduce environmental footprint, reduce the costs of key industries, and make the world a better, cleaner place in doing so, http://ow.ly/WYqud.
    Mar 19, 2016 1:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    March is Nutrition Month. What a great time to start a healthy eating plan! Call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered dietitian for info & advice: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthyeating/
    Mar 19, 2016 8:00 am | British Columbia,
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    Plan to carve some back-country powder this March long weekend? Over 90% of recreational avalanche fatalities are triggered by those involved. Get the gear, check the conditions and tell someone where you're going before you go. Get real-time avalanche conditions, here: http://ow.ly/ZGDpX
    Mar 18, 2016 7:35 pm | British Columbia,
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    A place to call home during recovery. Each year, 200 children and adults from outside the Lower Mainland are admitted to the burn unit at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. Families and patients can now recover at the new Burn Fund Centre, which features eight furnished suites and all the amenities of a home. The facility also offers burn and safety awareness resources and programs for family during their stay. Burn Fund Centre
    Mar 18, 2016 5:48 pm | British Columbia,
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    BC Arts Council project funding deadlines. Applications are due April 1st for several programs that support the training and professional development of artists by the BC Arts Council. http://ow.ly/ZFTJD Funding categories include: - Arts-Based Community Development - Professional Development - Touring Initiatives - Leon and Thea Koerner Award (New Program!) Photo Credit: James & Jamesy - 2 For Tea
    Mar 18, 2016 4:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    Thank you social workers! As Social Work Week comes to a close, we say thank you to Melanie, Debbie, Jenna and all the social workers in BC who demonstrate compassion and professionalism each day. And we remember Brendan, who passed away last month, but lives on in the youth he worked with. Social workers are the foundation of our system of care and we thank them for going above and beyond to make a difference for BC families. http://ow.ly/ZGfsx
    Mar 18, 2016 2:30 pm | British Columbia,
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    Protecting buyers and sellers. With help from the Real Estate Council's independent advisory group, BC is putting new rules in place to prevent the potentially predatory practice of real estate contract assignment ─ so-called “shadow flipping.” Read more about it here: http://ow.ly/ZGawv
    Mar 18, 2016 12:39 pm | British Columbia,
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    Bringing excitement to the classroom. For teachers and students in rural communities, having access to reliable, high speed internet makes a world of difference. In partnership with TELUS and IBM, the Next Generation Network is bringing modern, high capacity internet to schools across BC. http://ow.ly/Z5bIC
    Mar 18, 2016 11:00 am | British Columbia,
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    Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in BC. “As the most ethnically diverse province in Canada, BC is proof that vibrant, thriving communities depend on the participation of all citizens. It took many hands from various cultures to build this province, and it is these same hands that must help us hold BC to the highest standards of respect, harmony and inclusion.” http://ow.ly/ZFD3d
    Mar 18, 2016 9:17 am | British Columbia,
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    I rish I was better prepared! Don't rely on the luck of the Irish to get you through an emergency. Be prepared by having a go-bag stocked and at the ready. What's in your kit? http://ow.ly/ZzuoW
    Mar 17, 2016 6:30 pm | British Columbia,
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    Can't make it to the upcoming 2016 Gathering Our Voices Conference? viaSport British Columbia will be live-streaming the Opening Ceremonies AND the Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport! LIVE | MAR 21 | www.viasport.ca/premiersawards
    Mar 17, 2016 2:31 pm | British Columbia,
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    That phone call can wait until you've reached your destination. You're five times more likely to crash if you're using your phone while driving, http://ow.ly/YWPJT ICBC BC Transportation and Infrastructure BC RCMP News Todd Stone Mike Morris
    Mar 17, 2016 1:32 pm | British Columbia,
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    Lights out for #EarthHour! Join in and celebrate by turning off lights and powering down electronics on Saturday, March 19th from 8:30 to 9:30PM. An hour without electricity reminds us of our growing dependence on technology and the importance of being mindful of our impact on the planet. We can all make the choices necessary to use less. http://ow.ly/ZCQ20
    Mar 17, 2016 11:40 am | British Columbia,
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    Learn how small changes have a big impact on your health. Download the Carrot Rewards app today to test your health knowledge and earn points for your favourite reward program. http://ow.ly/Z2BAa BC Healthy Living Alliance YMCA Canada Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Diabetes Association Public Health Agency of Canada Healthy Families BC Aeroplann Petro-Points More Rewards Scene
    Mar 17, 2016 10:00 am | British Columbia,
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    Our #CreativeEconomy. The arts and culture sector makes a strong contribution to our overall economy and we are building relationships to connect with these artists in a way that will enrich the lives of British Columbians. http://ow.ly/ZmVl5 Photo Credit: Pacific Opera Victoria - Cooper Photography
    Mar 17, 2016 7:00 am | British Columbia,
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    Fast Flood Facts with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Flooding is a common, naturally occurring event in BC. Although it can happen at any time of year, the most severe floods typically occur in the spring from the influences of heavy rain and snowmelt run-off. Are you prepared? http://ow.ly/YLH4d
    Mar 16, 2016 6:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    More of BC's treasures will be protected for future generations. Did you know? 37% of BC's land base is under some type of conservation designation - ranging from wildlife habitat areas, old growth management areas, to parks, conservancies and protected areas. http://ow.ly/Zz52M
    Mar 16, 2016 2:18 pm | British Columbia,
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    Mar 16, 2016 10:55 am | British Columbia,
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    The Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Society has built, and maintains, 3km of walking trails in the Ancient Forest, near the City of Prince George. “We have worked hard to ensure the beauty of these ancient cedar stands can be experienced by everyone,” said Caledonia president Nowell Senior. “Our volunteers love knowing that their hard work has helped thousands of people access this unique site.” http://ow.ly/ZxDFR
    Mar 16, 2016 9:36 am | British Columbia,
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    Honouring the outstanding work of Early Childhood Educators. Nominations are open for the Child Care Awards of Excellence – nominate someone by March 31st. http://ow.ly/YX28s CCRR BC
    Mar 16, 2016 8:00 am | British Columbia,
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    Have your say! The Emergency Program Act will inform the management of disasters and emergencies within British Columbia. It is open for feedback until April 22nd. Join the Discussion here: http://ow.ly/Yh3lx
    Mar 15, 2016 7:30 pm | British Columbia,
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    "We're the ones who knock on the door first." For Debi Van Voorst and her team of social workers in the City of Campbell River - City Hall, having tough, honest and respectful conversations is a risk worth taking when it leads to better outcomes for children, youth and families. http://ow.ly/ZvrQO
    Mar 15, 2016 5:30 pm | British Columbia,
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    Today marks the 14th annual BC Francophonie Day! Each year, the Journée de la franchophonie honours the contribution of francophones and francophophiles to the province. This year, Dr. Brian Conway was presented with a commemorative plaque in recognition of his efforts to develop health-care resources for French-speaking British Columbians, http://ow.ly/Zvfh2.
    Mar 15, 2016 4:03 pm | British Columbia,
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    BC and CRD are #inittogether. A new regional emergency management partnership between BC and the Capital Regional District will help build capacity for regional emergency coordination. http://ow.ly/Zv85R
    Mar 15, 2016 3:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    "The people of Valemount have a heart of gold." "The community was so warm, so receptive - I've worked all over the UK, from Wales, to Brighton, everywhere and never had the same connection with a community." 11 internationally-trained physicians will begin practicing in rural and remote communities in BC next month, including Dr. Obanye in City of Quesnel. http://ow.ly/Zuz0G
    Mar 15, 2016 1:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    Great news! The Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Wudujut is getting the protection it deserves. This important step will ensure that these landmark trees remain intact for another millennium, http://ow.ly/ZuGoH
    Mar 15, 2016 11:28 am | British Columbia,
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    Today's the day! Get online and check out www.DiscoverCamping.ca to book your favorite camping locations.
    Mar 15, 2016 7:01 am | British Columbia,
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    BC Liquor Stores will be collecting donations for local Support Dry Grad initiatives until March 31. One hundred per cent of all donations raised by BC Liquor Stores will go directly to the school district in their area or to the Federation of Independent Schools, which in turn will give the funding to participating local grad committees. http://ow.ly/ZlRzL
    Mar 14, 2016 6:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    No longer a fish out of water. Originally from Newfoundland, Melanie Hann moved to the City of Prince Rupert to practice social work. Although the coastal landscape wasn't unfamiliar, the Aboriginal culture was. But not for long. Melanie immersed herself in First Nations culture and has been welcomed by the community with open arms. http://ow.ly/Zsmvv
    Mar 14, 2016 4:15 pm | British Columbia,
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    Extending the life of BC schools. An investment of $40 million will help school districts to make repairs and upgrades to keep our schools modern and up to date. http://ow.ly/Zs0GM
    Mar 14, 2016 2:45 pm | British Columbia,
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    We all share responsibility for the well-being of our children and youth. Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week, March 14-20, 2016, is a reminder to us all to do everything we can to prevent this devastating victimization, http://ow.ly/ZrDTv.
    Mar 14, 2016 1:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    Celebrate community heroes during Social Work Week. Throughout the week, we'll be profiling the meaningful and challenging work of social workers across BC. To read those stories, visit: http://ow.ly/Zrz8Y
    Mar 14, 2016 11:15 am | British Columbia,
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    Families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts can get ready for another exciting season of camping with BC Parks! www.DiscoverCamping.ca, BC Parks online reservation system, opens tomorrow! http://ow.ly/Zrruh
    Mar 14, 2016 10:15 am | British Columbia,
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    Attention all landlords and tenants! Find out how you can file an online application for dispute resolution with just three easy steps: https://youtu.be/NbOTn-DBxgA
    Mar 13, 2016 4:00 pm | British Columbia,
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    British Columbia now has some of the highest wildfire-related violation ticket fines in the country. These are aimed specifically at people who interfere with firefighting efforts. http://ow.ly/ZjXdC BC Forest Fire Info
    Mar 13, 2016 2:15 pm | British Columbia,

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