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100-plus new campsites on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for 2017

Thu, 2017/03/23 - 10:00am
Visitors will soon have more camping opportunities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, with the completion of more than 100 new campsites in time for the upcoming camping season.

100-plus new campsites on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for 2017

Thu, 2017/03/23 - 10:00am
Visitors will soon have more camping opportunities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, with the completion of more than 100 new campsites in time for the upcoming camping season.

100-plus new campsites on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for 2017

Thu, 2017/03/23 - 10:00am
Visitors will soon have more camping opportunities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, with the completion of more than 100 new campsites in time for the upcoming camping season.

100-plus new campsites on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for 2017

Thu, 2017/03/23 - 10:00am
Visitors will soon have more camping opportunities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, with the completion of more than 100 new campsites in time for the upcoming camping season.

100-plus new campsites on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for 2017

Thu, 2017/03/23 - 10:00am
Visitors will soon have more camping opportunities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, with the completion of more than 100 new campsites in time for the upcoming camping season.

100-plus new campsites on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for 2017

Thu, 2017/03/23 - 10:00am
Visitors will soon have more camping opportunities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, with the completion of more than 100 new campsites in time for the upcoming camping season.

10,000 BC Parks specialty licence plates sold

Sun, 2017/03/19 - 10:00am
A landmark 10,000 BC Parks licence plates have been sold – a milestone reached less than eight weeks after the specialty plates were unveiled earlier this year.

Kemess Underground Project granted environmental assessment approval

Wed, 2017/03/15 - 1:05pm
Environment Minister Mary Polak and Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett have issued an environmental assessment certificate to AuRico Metals Inc. for the Kemess Underground project, an underground copper-gold mine, which is located approximately 250 kilometres north of Smithers, and 430 kilometres northwest of Prince George in the Peace River Regional District.

Groundwater licence application fee waiver extended

Fri, 2017/03/10 - 1:00pm
Non-domestic users of groundwater in British Columbia will now have until Dec. 31, 2017, to apply for a licence without having to pay the one-time application fee.

Province to fund water quality improvements in Hullcar Valley

Fri, 2017/03/03 - 3:00pm
To ensure safe drinking water for residents in the Hullcar Valley, the Province is providing $950,000 to support alternative drinking water sources, fund treatment for domestic well users and support sustainable, environmentally appropriate farming in the Hullcar Valley.

Towerbirch Expansion Project granted environmental assessment approval

Mon, 2017/02/27 - 3:00pm
Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman have issued an environmental assessment certificate to NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. for the Towerbirch Expansion Project, an 87-km-long interprovincial natural gas pipeline between British Columbia and Alberta.

Environment Minister’s statement on Cobble Hill Holdings permit

Thu, 2017/02/23 - 12:50pm
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 - 11:00am
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 - 2:30pm
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 - 3:30pm
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 - 3:00pm
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 - 8:15pm
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 - 2:43pm
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 - 10:30am
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 - 6:00pm
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.