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Government of B.C. RSS News Feeds

Choose your news by theme or by ministry, and receive information when it's released. Or, subscribe to the government-wide news feed.

The technology behind the new service is RSS (Really Simple Syndication). The B.C. Government News feeds are RSS version 2.0.

RSS will provide headlines, summaries of the news article and links to the full text documents.

When a news item arrives, you will receive a headline and brief summary. The headline will be a hyperlink to the full news release located on the government website. If you close your news reader, you will not be advised of updates until the next time you open it.

What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a way to distribute and receive headlines and other web content to your desktop. Instead of having to go back to a website to see what's new, you can have new information delivered to you.

The RSS feeds allow you to receive up-to-the-minute announcements from the B.C. government on your computer desktop.

Why use RSS?

There are a number of benefits to using RSS, including:

  • You select what news you want. RSS allows you to select the type of news and information you receive from websites.
  • You can subscribe to ministry news, theme news, or government-wide news.
  • You determine when you get your news. Once you download your news reader, you can customize it to go and fetch the news every five minutes, or every hour - depending on how you want it.
  • Cut down on SPAM. Because RSS requires you to download a news reader, you aren't subscribing to e-mail lists, which can increase your risk of getting unwanted SPAM e-mail.

Getting started with RSS

Step 1: Click here for instructions on how to download an RSS reader.

Step 2: Subscribe to One or More News Feeds:

  • After your news reader is installed, click on one or more of the RSS buttons below to subscribe to the feed(s) you want.
  • Check that you have set your reader to go and fetch the news at the intervals you want, whether that’s every five minutes, or every hour.

Available News Feeds from the B.C. Government:

Government-Wide News

News by Theme

Education and Literacy

Jobs and the Economy

Healthy Living and Physical Fitness

Housing

Systems of Support

Achieve BC

Sustainable Environmental Management

Spirit of 2010 (Olympic-Related News)

Ministry News

Office of the Premier

Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Environment

Advanced Education

Finance

Agriculture and Lands

Forests and Range

Attorney General

Health

Children and Family Development

Labour and Citizens’ Services

Community Services

Public Safety and Solicitor General

Economic Development

Small Business and Revenue

Education

Transportation

Employment and Income Assistance

Tourism, Sport and the Arts

We welcome your feedback on the B.C. government news feeds

Use the form below to tell us how you are using our news feeds and to share your ideas on how we could expand on or improve this service to better meet the needs of British Columbians.

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