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B.C. government seeks leave to appeal National Energy Board ruling

Sat, 2018/02/17 - 11:00am
The provincial government has applied for leave to appeal a Dec. 7, 2017, ruling by the National Energy Board (NEB), allowing Kinder Morgan to bypass specific City of Burnaby bylaws related to construction work at the Burnaby Terminal and the Westridge Marine Terminal.

Minister's statement on Office of the Auditor General climate action report

Thu, 2018/02/15 - 12:15pm
Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman has issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Auditor General’s report on managing and adapting to climate change risks:

Backcountry reservations at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Wed, 2018/02/07 - 8:30am
Visitors will now be able to reserve campsites for the 2018 camping season in the core area of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park (Og and Magog Lake campgrounds).

Additional measures being developed to protect B.C.’s environment from spills

Tue, 2018/01/30 - 10:00am
The provincial government is proposing a second phase of regulations to improve preparedness, response and recovery from potential spills.

Kootenay West gypsum mine granted an environmental assessment certificate

Thu, 2018/01/25 - 2:00pm
George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, have decided to issue an environmental assessment certificate to CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc. for the Kootenay West Mine project.

Province seeks input into livestock watering regulations intentions paper

Fri, 2018/01/12 - 8:00am
The Government of British Columbia intends to improve water management and the protection of the environment by developing livestock watering regulations under the Water Sustainability Act.

BC Parks permit information to be posted online

Fri, 2017/12/22 - 8:30am
Information on BC Parks permit applications and issued permits will soon be available for everyone to view online, as part of the new public notification and engagement policy.

Province to improve environmental protections for coastal areas

Wed, 2017/12/20 - 10:00am
The provincial government is moving to protect the environment and health of wild salmon by strengthening the requirements for fish processing and finfish aquaculture operations.

Dec. 31 is deadline for wildfire-related BC Parks refunds

Tue, 2017/12/19 - 9:30am
Customers have until the end of this year to request refunds from BC Parks for Discover Camping reservations affected by the summer 2017 wildfires.

B.C. government ends grizzly bear hunt

Mon, 2017/12/18 - 9:30am
The British Columbia government is bringing an end to the hunting of grizzly bears throughout the province, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, announced today.

Amendments made to Water Sustainability Act regulations

Fri, 2017/12/15 - 10:00am
Minor amendments are being made to two regulations under the Water Sustainability Act to support existing groundwater users and clarify requirements for authorizing water use.

Ajax open-pit copper and gold mine not granted an environmental assessment certificate

Thu, 2017/12/14 - 2:00pm
Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman and Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Michelle Mungall have decided not to issue an environmental assessment certificate to KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. for the Ajax project.

Year-round reservations coming soon at Garibaldi Provincial Park

Thu, 2017/12/14 - 8:15am
Visitors can soon reserve campsites throughout the year at Garibaldi Provincial Park, a popular backcountry destination for outdoor enthusiasts along the Sea-to-Sky corridor.

Celebrating the 2016 Conservation Officer of the Year

Tue, 2017/12/12 - 8:15am
A valued mentor known for his passion and dedication to his work, James Barber has been named the B.C. Conservation Officer Service Outstanding Officer of the Year for 2016.

Wood stove exchange program provides greater incentives for gas, electric

Fri, 2017/12/08 - 11:00am
Exchanging an old wood stove for a cleaner-burning model is good, but exchanging it for electric, gas, propane, or pellet-heating is even better under the wood stove exchange program.

Public views sought for professional reliance in the natural resources

Fri, 2017/12/01 - 8:45am
The government of British Columbia is seeking public input into its review of the Province’s professional reliance model.

Hullcar review proposes water protection measures

Thu, 2017/11/30 - 9:05am
An independent review has recommended a series of improvements to the way the Province oversees agricultural waste management in order to protect drinking water in the Hullcar Valley.

Increased rebates encourage switch to electric work vehicles

Wed, 2017/11/29 - 4:30pm
An expanded $2.5-million program that provides rebates for zero-emission specialty vehicles is available to help people and organizations lower fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Federal, provincial governments reach a draft conservation agreement for southern mountain caribou

Thu, 2017/11/23 - 3:10pm
The governments of Canada and British Columbia are committed to protecting Canada’s wildlife by following the advice of scientists, acting to protect biodiversity and helping threatened or endangered species. The continuing decline of caribou in Canada and the impact this has on biodiversity and on Indigenous peoples, in particular, is of concern.

Newspaper plan supports recycling in waitlisted communities

Fri, 2017/11/17 - 9:00am
The Government of British Columbia has taken steps to further support recycling in communities throughout the province by approving a stewardship plan for the newspaper sector.