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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.

B.C. to reassert leadership on global stage at UN climate conference

Tue, 2017/11/07 - 9:30am
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman will be working with global leaders on ways to cut carbon pollution while growing a sustainable economy at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

New enclosures will protect vulnerable young caribou

Thu, 2017/11/02 - 8:30am
One of British Columbia’s most threatened wildlife species will get additional protection from predators this spring with the installation of a “maternal pen” on conservation lands owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

B.C. government to participate in National Energy Board hearing

Thu, 2017/11/02 - 7:30am
The provincial government will appear before the National Energy Board (NEB) on constitutional issues relating to Trans Mountain work at the Burnaby and Westridge marine terminals.

Working together to establish a national park reserve in South Okanagan

Fri, 2017/10/27 - 9:21am
With rolling hills and sweeping valleys, the South Okanagan offers a stunning landscape ranging from near-desert to rich forests of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir that support an incredible range of rare animals and plants.

Protecting B.C.’s bats during International Bat Week

Fri, 2017/10/27 - 9:15am
This Halloween, instead of being afraid of bats, everyone is encouraged to help protect British Columbia’s endangered bat population against white-nose syndrome (WNS).