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Statement from Premier Horgan

Sept. 28, 2022 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement: “Today, Minister Melanie Mark advised me of her decision to resign her cabinet portfolio and go on medical leave to focus on pressing and urgent personal matters. While I regret that she will not be at the cabinet table, I respect her […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202233 Views

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Walking The Path To Reconciliation With Our Friends at YVR

September 27, 2022 This week, we are sharing a recent project that expresses our ongoing commitment to reconciliation through valuable partnerships and what is possible when we work together in the spirit of friendship for Indigenous Peoples in BC. In summer 2022, a terminal construction project presented a marketing opportunity utilizing the hoarding wall installed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202234 Views

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Grants support tourism, infrastructure in Vancouver Island communities

Aug. 23, 2022 HORNBY ISLAND – People living on Hornby Island and northern Vancouver Island will see a boost in tourism and local food production through a series of rural development grants. “Jobs and economic opportunities flourish in communities that have the tools they need to adapt and grow,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 202249 Views

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Communities throughout northern British Columbia receive funding to revitalize public spaces and enhance tourism experiences

From: Pacific Economic Development Canada Government of Canada making investments across British Columbia to refresh community spaces, attract new visitors, and stimulate local economies August 23, 2022 Safe and inclusive public spaces and robust tourism attractions are key to building vibrant communities. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses and boosting […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2022124 Views

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Rural development funding supports tourism in the Fraser Valley

Aug. 18, 2022 AGASSIZ – New rural development grants will help organizations in the Agassiz-Harrison area upgrade a meeting and retreat centre, and create more tourism opportunities and jobs. “The Fraser Valley is home to a wonderful Indigenous tourism industry, and that’s why we’re supporting the great work of local Indigenous communities as this sector continues […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2022171 Views

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Communities throughout central and northern Vancouver Island receive funding to revitalize public spaces and enhance tourism experiences

From: Pacific Economic Development Canada Government of Canada making investments across British Columbia to refresh community spaces, attract new visitors, and stimulate local economies July 19, 2022 – Nanoose Bay, British Columbia – Pacific Economic Development Canada Safe and inclusive public spaces and dynamic tourism attractions are key to vibrant communities. They bring together people […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202245 Views

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Government of Canada announces more than $320,000 to enhance Indigenous cultural experiences

From: Pacific Economic Development Canada Funding will support destination development and cultural education in Whistler and Brackendale Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 – Whistler and Brackendale, British Columbia – Pacific Economic Development Canada COVID-19 had a significant impact on Canadian tourism as travel restrictions, both domestically and internationally, reduced visits to attractions across the country. The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202245 Views

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Destination Canada’s Annual Public Meeting

On June 23, 2022, Destination Canada hosted our Annual Public Meeting, where our executive team reflected on the challenges and learnings of the past year and shared our forward-looking strategy, which focuses on the best opportunities to support the recovery and resilience of the tourism sector. If you were not able to attend, a recording […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202252 Views

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Xatśūll First Nation hopes to bring in tourists with opening of old restaurant – APTN News

Jun 13, 2022 Xatśūll First Nation in the interior of B.C. says it’s hoping to bring in tourist dollars by investing in a multi-million dollar project that includes reopening an historic gas station and restaurant. Kúkpi7 Sheri Sellars says the band will renovate the Soda Creek Emporium. “We would like to re-invigorate Soda Creek again […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202262 Views

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B.C. First Nation aims for tourism hub with new $3.8M restaurant, gas station – Global News

June 8, 2022 A First Nation in British Columbia’s central interior is hoping a planned new stop for drivers in its territory will help drive renewed economic prosperity. In April, the Xatśūll First Nation approved a $3.8 million redevelopment of the historic Soda Creek Emporium — once a thriving restaurant, but now a largely unused […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202254 Views

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