Public Consultation Launched for Canada’s Newest National Park Reserve

A newly launched public consultation process on Canada’s newest National Park Reserve, in the South Okanagan-Similkameen region of BC, is providing Canadians a long-awaited opportunity to help secure the future for Canada’s most at-risk grassland ecosystem and the wildlife that live there. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s BC Chapter (CPAWS-BC) welcomes this announcement made by the federal, provincial, and Okanagan Nation governments.

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Reaction of Georgia Strait Alliance to Province’s Climate Plan, with Legislation for Climate Accountability

On December 5th, the Province of BC unveiled its most robust plan ever to tackle climate change, incorporated into a Clean BC Plan. The strategy includes fully funded commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across multiple sectors and, notably, it includes legislation for climate accountability. The plan supports and makes mandatory for the provincial government to achieve 75 percent of the pre-Paris Accord 2030 reduction targets, and commits to closing the 25 percent shortfall within an 18-24 month window.

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Vancouver Island Chambers Unite to Protect Marine-based Tourism

Following the federal government’s designation of a 5,025-square kilometer Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whale critical habitat (CH) zone off the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, 17 Island Chambers of Commerce have united to protect the marine-based tourism on which they depend and urge the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to carefully weigh potential management measures that could harm their coastal communities, destroy thousands of business and jobs, and impact tourism revenue across Vancouver Island.

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Green Infrastructure Presentation At Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards

The 2018 AGM for Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards will take place Thursday, November 15 starting at 7pm in the Common House of Creekside Commons located at 2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay. Guest speaker, Paul de Greeff, will make a presentation entitled “Green Infrastructure in Victoria—Making Headway”. Paul is a Registered Landscape Architect based in Victoria.

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