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Strengthened project reviews now in force

Protecting the environment, advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Nations and offering clear pathways to approvals of sustainable projects are all part of the new way major projects will be reviewed in British Columbia. The new Environmental Assessment Act is now in …

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processing facilities throughout B.C. Until recently, the fish processing industry had been largely operating under an outdated permitting regime, going back several decades.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 …

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 …

Government to hold public inquiry into money laundering

The Province will hold a public inquiry into money laundering that has distorted British Columbia’s economy, fuelled the overdose crisis and driven up housing prices. The decision to proceed with a commission of inquiry follows three independent reviews that found …