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BC Government: Hydraulic fracturing scientific review report released

March 19, 2019 VICTORIA – An independent scientific review of hydraulic fracturing in British Columbia has found the regulatory framework to be robust, while also identifying areas for improvement. The three-member independent scientific panel submitted its final report, Scientific Review of Hydraulic Fracturing, to Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, on Feb. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201919 Views

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I·SPARC’s 10 Year Stewardship Report

2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Strategy. It is with great pride that we reflect on the important work that has taken place over the past decade and celebrate the transformative change in the health and well-being of Indigenous people across BC, resulting from our shared efforts. We are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201934 Views

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Growing number of unrestored oil and gas sites increases environmental and financial risks – Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia

March 14, 2019 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: The BC Oil and Gas Commission’s Management of Non-Operating Oil and Gas Sites. In B.C., oil and gas operators are not required to decommission wells and restore well sites unless the BC Oil and Gas Commission […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201927 Views

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Royal Roads U: Biodiversity report releases action agenda

February 26, 2019 A new report on the state of biodiversity loss in Canada warns that if Canadian policy makers don’t take drastic action, the country’s iconic species like the polar bear and the loon could be lost forever. Biodiversity Conservation: A call for action for Canadian decision makers was co-authored by 20 prominent Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201930 Views

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Report: Challenges, Progress, and Opportunities for Sustainable Land Use in BC

February 12, 2019 Land use is incredibly complex. Topics and issues like ecosystem health, First Nations right and title, natural resource management, and rural community needs are inter-related. In 2018, the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) partnered with The Firelight Group to examine trends, challenges, and opportunities for sustainable land use. Through this project, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201932 Views

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Rate-regulated accounting at BC Hydro, explained

February 6, 2019 NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseFebruary 6, 2019Rate-regulated accounting at BC Hydro,explainedVICTORIA –The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new information report: Rate-regulated Accounting at BC Hydro.Rate-regulated accounting showsthe effect rateregulation has on a company’s financial statements. Rate regulation is the practice of controlling, or regulating, the price, or […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201933 Views

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Report: B.C. leads efforts to reduce, recycle waste, but targets remain elusive

February 5, 2019, Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – British Columbians are among the best in Canada at reducing solid waste and diverting materials to recycling and compost facilities, according to a new Vancity report. But a detailed analysis of municipal, provincial and national data reveals that while B.C. industries, businesses and individuals are taking steps […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201933 Views

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UBCIC: Wild Salmon Summit – Summary Report

January 22, 2019 On September 19-21, 2018, the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), the First Nations Summit, and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) hosted the “Wild Salmon Summit: In a Time of Reconciliation” at the Westin Wall Centre located on the unceded territory of the Musqueam Nation. The Wild Salmon […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201939 Views

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British Columbians view natural environment and climate as key to quality of life in BC, support strong penalties including jail time for polluters

Jan 22, 2019 Poll commissioned by the Real Estate Foundation of BC gauges British Columbians’ attitudes on land use, sustainability, and rural planning. VANCOUVER, Jan. 22, 2019 – Today, the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) shared the results from a public opinion poll it commissioned on British Columbians’ views on land use, sustainability and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201932 Views

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SFU: Report calls for integrating emissions reduction and climate adaptation practices

Report detailing best practices for climate mitigation and adaptation has been endorsed by Canadian professional associations December 18, 2018 A new Simon Fraser University report calls for governments to combine emission reduction and climate adaptation strategies and outlines best practices to reduce the severity of extreme climate impacts. The report, Low Carbon Resilience: Best Practices […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201845 Views

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