The CleanBC Building Innovation Fund (CBBIF) is providing support to 13 projects throughout the Province and receiving $8 million for a second intake as part of British Columbia’s Economic Recovery Plan.
The B.C. government is stepping up to help eligible outdoor adventure businesses, fishing and hunting lodges, guest ranches, ecotourism lodges, seasonal campgrounds and other commercial recreation operators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Province is set to transfer 11 hectares of Crown land to the Nicola Valley First Nations, fulfilling a promise made in March 2019 to work together to grow the regional economy and advance reconciliation with the First Nations.
Grants of $3.9 million provided to Pinnacle Renewable Energy by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) are helping support jobs throughout the Interior and recover about 300,000 cubic metres of wood waste that otherwise would have been burned in slash piles.
The provincial government is keeping its commitment to protect B.C. jobs and support companies investing in British Columbia that are creating more high-value products from its natural resources and want to employ local workers.
Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, opened the first day of the B.C. Responsible Minerals and Metals Virtual Summit by highlighting the role that innovation will play in the future of responsible mining.