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News - British Columbia
last updated: April 30, 2006

B.C. Announces Spotted Owl Recovery Action Plan, Press Release April 28, 2006

Province Supports $550,000 Okanagan Water Study, Press Release April 13, 2006

Pine Beetle Project to Protect Healthy Trees, Press Release April 6, 2006

Western Economic Diversification Canada: Governments Boosts Investment in Solar Energy in Vancouver, British Columbia, Press Release March 31, 2006

Partnership Helps Restore Fish Habitat in Tsolum River, Press Release March 25, 2006

Natural Resources Canada: The $10.6 Million University of British Columbia Laboratory to Research Global Ecological Issues, Press Release March 10, 2006

Natural Resources Canada: Energy Efficiency Programs Launched in Kelowna, British Columbia, Press Release March 3, 2006
"The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced today the implementation of the Energy Efficiency in Buildings Strategy through $615,000 in funding from the federal government to go to FortisBC and Okanagan College."

Air Quality in British Columbia Gets a Boost, Press Release February 8, 2006

Province Announces a New Vision for Coastal B.C., Press Release February 7, 2006

Province Supports Biodiesel As Sustainable Alternative, Press Release January 26, 2006

Province Helps Fund Safe Water for 23 B.C. Communities, Press Release December 19, 2005

Pitt River Landfill Cleanup is Complete, Press Release December 16, 2005

Penner Tours Climate Change Research Agency, Press Release December 6, 2005

Penner Takes B.C.'S 40 Climate Change Actions To Cop 11, Press Release December 3, 3005

MOU Protects Mountain Caribou Habitat, Press Release November 29, 2005

Funding Ensures Clean, Safe Water For 43 Communities, Press Release November 25, 2005

Province Places Prohibition on Shuswap Lake Sewage, Press Release November 18, 2005

Penner Working Towards E-Cycling Program, Press Release October 29, 2005
"The provincial government has moved one step closer to establishing an industry-led recycling program for electronic waste (e-waste), Environment Minister Barry Penner announced today."

New Standards Take Effect for Private Well Owners, Press Release October 28, 2005

Industry Funds Closure, Cleanup Of Orphan Well Sites, Press Release October 28, 2005
“The Orphan Site Reclamation Fund is a new funding program that puts the burden of reclamation payment on industry rather than B.C.'s taxpayers,� Neufeld said. “The fund will be used by the Oil and Gas Commission to pay for the reclamation of orphan sites and reimburse property owners with unpaid rental leases.�

B.C. a World Leader in Green Building Development, Press Release October 27, 2005

Grants Support Water and Climate Change Research, Press Release October 27, 2005
"Research grants totalling nearly $230,000 will go to the University of Victoria (UVic) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) to study fisheries management, air quality and climate change in B.C."

Province Launches New Tool In Battling Invasive Plants, Press Release October 27, 2005

Sustainable building technology vital to offset rising energy costs, Press Release October 20, 2005

Wind Power Policy Supports Alternative Energy Industry, Press Release October 14, 2005

New Energy Efficiency Goals Benefit Consumers, Industry, Press Release September 16, 2005

Public Meeting to Examine Restoration Plan for Park, Press Release September 8, 2005

Task Force Struck To Assess Spill Impact On Cheakamus, Press Release August 10, 2005

B.C. Conservation Corps Adds More Projects, Press Release August 5, 2005 "The removal of invasive bullfrogs, identification of mosquito breeding habitats in relation to West Nile Virus and study of wildfire ecology are among 11 new environmental projects for the B.C. Conservation Corps"

New Equipment To Enhance Air Quality Monitoring, Press Release August 3, 2005

Research Investment Advances Forest Management, Press Release July 21, 2005

Conservation Officers Celebrate 100th Anniversary, Press Release July 11, 2005

Government of Canada Announces $1,754,205 In Funding for Habitat and Species at Risk In British Columba & Yukon, Press Release July 6, 2005

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Announces Final Results of 2004 Sea Lice Research Program and Provides Update on 2005 Program, Press Release June 10, 2005

RAV Line Clears Environmental Review, Press Release June 8, 2005
"The Richmond-Airport-Vancouver Rapid Transit Project (RAV) has received an environmental assessment certificate, announced minister of Sustainable Resource Management George Abbott today."

‘Waterbucket' - A New Resource in Water Action Plan, Press Release April 18, 2005
"A new web-based resource that will give local governments and water suppliers throughout B.C. ‘buckets' of information on water conservation and sustainability"

Vernon Wetland Preserved for Conservation, Press Release April 16, 2005
"The first purchase under the B.C. Trust for Public Lands will preserve 50 hectares of land on the south shore of Swan Lake"

Province, Canfor Join Fight Against City's Pine Beetle, Press Release April 15, 2005
"The Ministry of Forests is granting $1.2 million to the City of Prince George to help mitigate the effects of beetle infestation within the municipality"

Province Invests in Environmental Monitoring, Press Release April 13, 2005

First Fuel-cell Cars in Canada Hit B.C. Streets, Press Release March 31, 2005

B.C. Adds 12 Water Specialists, Improves Protection, Press Release March 24, 2005 "The Province is investing $1.2 million to hire 12 additional water specialists to focus on groundwater and surface water protection"

New Conservation Officers Will Help Protect Bears, Press Release March 23, 2005

Government Changes Protect Mountain Caribou, Press Release March 22, 2005

Province Partners With Whistler To Protect Bears, Press Release March 22, 2005

Planning Underway for Ladysmith Harbour Clean-Up, Press Release March 21, 2005

B.C. and Alberta Work Together on Ports, Pine-Beetle, Press Release March 18, 2005

B.C. Protects Two Million Hectares of Wildlife Habitat, Press Release March 18, 2005

Conservation Officers Discover Additional Eagle Remains, Press Release March 17, 2005

Public's Assistance Sought in Grassland Damage, Press Release March 16, 2005

Province, Partners Expand Macmillan Provincial Park, Press Release March 15, 2005

Province Releases First-Ever State of Forests Report, Press Release March 10, 2005

Province Boosts Funding For Environment By $7.8 Million, Press Release March 3, 2005

Building A Sustainable Future At Britannia Mine, Press Release March 3, 2005
"A new water treatment plant at the old Britannia Mine site means a cleaner future for Howe Sound and the Sea-to-Sky corridor"

356 Hybrid Vehicles Added to Province's Green Fleet, Press Release March 2,2005
"The Province also announced in its recent budget tax relief for British Columbians who want to buy hybrid vehicles. Those who purchase cleaner-running hybrid passenger vehicles will save up to $2,000 in PST."

$126 M Benefits Sustainable Environmental Management, Press Release February 24, 2005
"The 2005-06 Balanced Budget opens a golden decade of sustainable environmental management and builds on government's commitment to environmental leadership, said Minister of Sustainable Resource Management George Abbott today."

Students and Recent Grads to Make Up Conservation Corps, Press Release February 21, 2005

BC Supports Hydrogen Fuel Leadership With $2 Million, Press Release February 21, 2005

More Eagle Remains Found, Province Offers $5,000 Reward, Press Release February 21, 2005

B.C. Plans $6.5 Million Increase To Conservation Fund, Press Release February 12, 2005
"The Province intends to seek legislative approval to provide $6.5 million to the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund (HCTF)"

Government of Canada partners with Capilano College to strengthen oil spill management and response, Press Release February 7, 2005

Program Enhances Safe Drinking Water, Clean Environment, Press Release February 5, 2005
"Through the B.C. Community Water Improvement Program, the provincial government will provide two-thirds of the cost of projects to improve drinking water and waste water management. Local governments will provide a third of the funding, for a total value of $120 million in new projects."

Trust Formed to Monitor Babine Watershed, Press Release February 3, 2005

Emergency Bark Beetle Management Area Expanded, Press Release January 31, 2005

Used Oil Collection Program Continues Expansion, Press Release January 28, 2005

Partnership And Funding Benefit Cowichan River Basin, Press Release January 17, 2005
"The Province is providing $50,000 to the Cowichan Valley Regional District toward the development of a plan for sustainable use of water resources along the Cowichan River"

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