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Environment Minister’s statement on Cobble Hill Holdings permit

Thu, 2017/02/23 - 11:50am
Minister of Environment Mary Polak has issued the following statement in regard to the waste discharge permit held by Cobble Hill Holdings Ltd. for its facility near Shawnigan Lake:

Book your backcountry adventure at Garibaldi Provincial Park

Mon, 2017/02/13 - 10:00am
Visitors will soon be able to book more backcountry adventures at Garibaldi Provincial Park, a favourite backcountry destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Public asked to be on lookout for White Nose Syndrome in bats

Fri, 2017/02/10 - 1:30pm
The Province, in partnership with the BC Community Bat Program and other concerned groups, are asking the public to be on the lookout for dead or sick bats that may have contracted an invasive fungal disease called White Nose Syndrome.

Quarterly environmental enforcement fines top $3.5 million in first quarter of 2016

Thu, 2017/02/09 - 2:30pm
British Columbia’s Quarterly Environmental Enforcement Summary for the first quarter of 2016 outlines four orders, 15 administrative sanctions, 279 tickets and 25 court convictions for a combined total of over $3.5 million in penalties. 

George Massey Tunnel Replacement project granted Environmental Assessment approval

Thu, 2017/02/09 - 2:00pm
Environment Minister Mary Polak and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender have issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project, which includes:

Coquitlam is the newest Bear Smart community in B.C.

Mon, 2017/02/06 - 7:15pm
Coquitlam is the newest community in British Columbia to be recognized for its collaborative efforts to reduce human-bear conflicts.

Increased BC Parks funding to provide more rangers, strengthen conservation

Thu, 2017/02/02 - 1:43pm
The Province will increase and strengthen conservation in its world-renowned parks with a new investment of $35 million over the next three years.

Remember to buy your new BC Parks licence plate

Sun, 2017/01/29 - 9:30am
The public is encouraged to purchase their new BC Parks plates at Autoplan broker offices and show their support for provincial parks through images of a Kermode Bear, Purcell Mountains or scenic Porteau Cove.

Environment minister’s statement on Cobble Hill Holdings permit

Fri, 2017/01/27 - 5:00pm
Minister of Environment Mary Polak has issued the following statement in regards to the waste discharge permit held by Cobble Hill Holdings Ltd. for their facility near Shawnigan Lake.

Proposal for South Okanagan land protection to move forward

Fri, 2017/01/27 - 1:15pm
The Province has announced that planning discussions to achieve the objectives outlined in the Province’s proposal to protect lands in the South Okanagan are moving forward with the support and participation of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Penticton Indian Band and Osoyoos Indian Band, which are the three Okanagan Nation communities most affected by the proposal.

North Montney Mainline Pipeline project granted environmental assessment approval

Thu, 2017/01/26 - 2:00pm
Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman have issued an environmental assessment certificate to Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. for the North Montney Mainline Pipeline project, which is a natural gas pipeline approximately 301 kilometres long in the Peace River Regional District in northeast British Columbia. 

Environment Minister responds to BC Supreme Court decision

Tue, 2017/01/24 - 4:38pm
Minister Environment Mary Polak has issued the following statement regarding the BC Supreme Court ruling on Shawnigan Lake judicial review:

Show your support for BC Parks with specialty licence plates

Wed, 2017/01/18 - 9:15am
The legendary Kermode bear found only in British Columbia, the snow-capped Purcell Mountains and a stunning view from Porteau Cove overlooking Howe Sound – these are the iconic images emblazoned on the new BC Parks commemorative licence plates.

Five conditions secure coastal protection and economic benefits for all British Columbians

Wed, 2017/01/11 - 3:00pm
Following the Trudeau government’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, the Province’s clear, consistent and principled position on its five conditions has resulted in tangible and significant investments that will protect British Columbia’s environmental and economic interests.

Ministers issue environmental assessment certificate for Trans Mountain Pipeline Project

Wed, 2017/01/11 - 1:35pm
Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman issued the following statement following their issuing of an Environmental Assessment (EA) Certificate for the B.C. portion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project:

Trans Mountain Expansion project granted environmental assessment approval

Wed, 2017/01/11 - 1:30pm
Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman have issued an environmental assessment certificate to Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC for the B.C. portion of the Trans Mountain Expansion project, which is an interprovincial pipeline approximately 987 kilometres long between Edmonton, Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia. 

Communities receive funding for Wood Stove Exchange Program

Tue, 2016/12/27 - 10:00am
The Province, in partnership with the BC Lung Association, is improving air quality throughout B.C. by providing $190,000 to 14 communities/regional districts as part of the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program.

Sunshine Coast receives funding for Wood Stove Exchange Program

Tue, 2016/12/27 - 7:39am
The Province, in partnership with the BC Lung Association, is improving air quality throughout B.C. by providing $9,500 to the Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society as part of the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program.

Prince George receives funding for Wood Stove Exchange Program

Tue, 2016/12/27 - 7:36am
The Province, in partnership with the BC Lung Association, is improving air quality throughout B.C. by providing $13,600 to the Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable as part of the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program.

Nanaimo receives funding for Wood Stove Exchange Program

Tue, 2016/12/27 - 7:33am
The Province, in partnership with the BC Lung Association, is improving air quality throughout B.C. by providing $19,750 to the Regional District of Nanaimo as part of the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program.