News Archive - British Columbia
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Consultations to Begin on Wild Salmon Policy, Press Release December 17, 2004
Nature Conservancy of Canada and Tembec close landmark deal to protect key wildlife corridors, Press Release December 17, 2004
$60,000 Provides Support to Climate Change Resource, Press Release December 16, 2004
BC's Contaminated Sites Management Process Recognized, Press Release December 15, 2004
Report Examines Air Quality in B.C., Press Release December 15, 2004
Quesnel to be Community Leader in Energy Efficiency, Press Release December 10, 2004
"A new federal-provincial pilot project promoting energy efficiency in communities will help the City of Quesnel champion a cleaner energy future."
Kelowna Focuses On 'Clean' Buildings, Press Release December 2, 2004
"The Community Action on Energy Efficiency (CAEE) program is co-ordinated by Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency and the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines. CAEE, also supported by FortisBC and the City of Kelowna, will work to identify and clarify building regulations, standards and codes that effect energy efficiency. It will also research ways to address conflicts between the code and the development of sustainable buildings and identify programs that offer incentives to improve existing buildings."
Expanding the Dialogue on Climate Change and Water Management in the Okanagan Basin, British Columbia, Final Report November 2004
Burner Extension To Protect Resource Communities, Press Release November 26, 2004
"In order to prevent the potential loss of forest-dependent jobs, the Province has agreed to grant a forest industry request to extend the shutdown date of B.C.'s few remaining Tier 1 beehive burners, Water, Land and Air Protection Minister Bill Barisoff said today."
Community Grants Support Air Quality Improvement, Press Release November 23, 2004
"The funding will support 20 community-based public education, awareness and research projects, including development of regional airshed plans and community events around the province for Clean Air Day 2005."
Province Protects Critical Okanagan Wetland, Press Release November 10, 2004
Cycling Program Promotes Active Lifestyle, Green Travel, Press Release October 24, 2004
No Net Incremental Environmental Impacts Is Hydro Goal, Press Release October 21, 2004
New Tax Refund to Encourage Cleaner Fuel Shuttle Buses, Press Release October 1, 2004
Community Dialogues on Fish and the Environment Launched by DFO, Press Release October 1, 2004
Environmental Approval For Knob Hill Wind Farm Project, Press release September 28, 2004
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Canada and British Columbia Join Forces to Implement Canada's Oceans Strategy, Press Release September 18, 2004
Tax Relief Proposed To Promote Green Energy, Press Release September 13, 2004
"Government is taking another step to promote green energy in British Columbia by proposing further tax relief for independent run-of-river power producers, Energy Minister Richard Neufeld announced today."
Terasen Gas customers eligible for rebates when upgrading to high efficiency heating systems, Press Release September 3, 2004
"Terasen Gas customers who upgrade their home heating system to an ENERGY STAR® qualified high-efficiency natural gas heating system before December 31, 2004 will be eligible for a $250 credit on their Terasen Gas bill."
Fishing Regulations To Protect Trout Stocks, Press Release August 18, 2004
New Hydrogen Investment a Big Win for B.C., Press Release July 27, 2004
"A decision by the Mitsubishi Corporation to locate its global hydrogen production equipment business, H3 Energy, in British Columbia will see the company initially invest approximately $14 million into the provincial economy."
B.C. Encourages Environmentally Responsible Development, Press Release July 27, 2004
"The Riparian Areas Regulation requires that developers complete a detailed scientific assessment for any project built within 30 metres of a stream bank."
B.C. Forest Laws Among The Most Stringent On Earth, Press Release July 16, 2004
Amendments Promote Sustainable Waste Water Management, Press Release July 12, 2004
"A new sewer system regulation will affect septic tank systems often associated with single-family dwellings in rural and regional municipalities. Management of these small systems is not included under the Waste Management Act"
Groundwater Regulations Improve Water Quality, Safety, Press Release July 7, 2004
Amendment Will Help Address Water Shortages, Press Release July 5, 2004
"The Capital Regional District could see a significant drop in residential water use over time with an amendment to a provincial plumbing regulation."
Sea-To-Sky Highway Receives Environmental Approval, Information Bulletin June 11, 2004
Tax Exemption Encourages Investment In Clean Energy, Press Release June 11, 2004
Celebrate Clean Air Day, Press Release June 2, 2004
Every Week Is Environment Week, Opinion Editorial by Bill Barisoff, BC Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection May 28, 2004
B.C. And Alberta Work Together To Enhance Services, Press Release May 26, 2004
Working Together to Clean Up Victoria Harbour, Press Release May 19, 2004
B.C. Increases Species Protection, Provides Certainty, Press Release May 12, 2004
Newly Expanded Parks System Boosts Tourism, Press Release May 12, 2004
$5.5 Million for B.C. Conservation Projects, Press Release May 8, 2004
New Officer to Safeguard Quality of Drinking Water, Press Release May 6, 2004
Enjoy B.C. Forests During National Forest Week, Press Release May 2, 2004
Plan Will Protect Ecosystems in Mount Robson Park, Press Release April 30, 2004
Province Acts To Save Parks And Neighbourhoods, Press Release April 16, 2004
"The Ministry of Forests will be spraying to eradicate gypsy moths in Delta and Saanich next week."
Coordinated Disposal Plan Speeds Avian Flu Clean Up, Press Release April 16, 2004
Certificate Assures Safe Water Alternative For Kamloops, Press Release April 13, 2004
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Promotes B.C. Technology, Press Release April 6, 2004
$900,000 For Kootenay-Columbia Conservation Projects, Press Release April 5, 2004
$40 Million in New Green Municipal Funds Projects Announced for British Columbia, Press Release April 2, 2004
Final Deal Reached to Acquire and Preserve Burns Bog, Press Release March 24, 2004
Secret shooting of protected birds 'outrageous', Globe and Mail article by Jane Armstrong, March 18, 2004
Canada, British Columbia Sign Agreement, Press Release March 11, 2004
"The Canada-British Columbia Agreement on Environmental Assessment Cooperation was signed today by Canada's Minister of the Environment, the Honourable David Anderson, and British Columbia's Minister of Sustainable Resource Management, George Abbott."
Redevelopment of Contaminated Sites Accelerated, Press Release March 10, 2004
"The modernization and improvement of the province's environmental management regime continued today with the introduction of the Environmental Management Act Amendment Act. The changes will speed up the rehabilitation of contaminated sites making them suitable for redevelopment and investment."
Sumas 2 Decision A Victory For Fraser Valley, Press Release March 4, 2004
"Today's decision by the National Energy Board denying an application by Sumas Energy 2 to construct a power line through Abbotsford is a major victory for residents of the Fraser Valley that will help protect air quality, said Premier Gordon Campbell."
New Environmental Technology Round Table to Build Plan for Emerging B.C. Sector, Press Release March 2, 2004
Report Released on Wildfire Review, February 27, 2004
B.C. girds for offshore drilling - Ottawa considers lifting ban as science panel gives blessing to oil exploration, Globe and Mail article by Brent Jang, February 18, 2004
Government of Canada Welcomes Science Panel Report on B.C. Offshore, Press Release February 17, 2004
$73-Million Agreement-in-Principle to Protect Burns Bog, Press Release February 5, 2004
Bill Barisoff appointed Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, January 26, 2004
Government Lauds Squamish Site Cleanup, Press Release January 22, 2004
Proposals Sought To Clean Up Water At Britannia Mine, Press Release January 21, 2004