Fish processing plants subject to stronger protections

The Province has updated and strengthened permitting requirements at fish processing facilities throughout B.C. Until recently, the fish processing industry had been largely operating under an outdated permitting regime, going back several decades. In December 2017, George Heyman, Minister of …

Climate action gets new teeth with accountability act

Better accountability, transparency and more detailed targets for climate action will be mandated under a new Climate Change Accountability Act. “We’re committed to meeting our climate targets and making sure our CleanBC plan gets us to where we need to …

Government takes next step in old-growth protection

As part of government’s new approach to managing old growth in British Columbia, a two-person, independent panel is engaging British Columbians to get input and hear perspectives on managing the province’s old-growth forests for ecological, economic and cultural values. On …

Proposed changes help B.C.’s most vulnerable

People experiencing or at risk of poverty and homelessness will soon have better and faster access to supports through proposed amendments to employment assistance legislation that was introduced on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. “Poverty reduction and homelessness prevention are about …

Minister’s statement on climate strikes

George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, has issued the following statement with respect to climate strikes happening around the province and the world: “One year ago, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began a movement that has only grown …

Students provided with free menstrual products in schools

Education and community partners gathered to celebrate the official launch of the New Westminster School District’s efforts to provide stigma-free access to menstrual products for all students. “By reducing barriers for students to these necessary products, the New Westminster School …