Canada takes next step towards transitioning open-net pens in coastal B.C. waters 

November 12, 2020 Burnaby, B.C. – The Government of Canada is committed to developing and delivering a real and concrete solution for transitioning open-net pens in coastal British Columbia waters. A change like this requires co-operation, consultation, and engagement, working closely with Indigenous communities, provincial counterparts, and other key stakeholders. Today, Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister … Read more

Castle Project — Public Comments Invited

October 14, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Castle Project, the expansion of an existing metallurgical coal mine located about 29 kilometres north of Elkford, British Columbia. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to review the … Read more

GCT Deltaport Expansion — Berth Four Project Public Comments Invited

October 13, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed GCT Deltaport Expansion – Berth Four Project, located in Delta, British Columbia. The Agency is now inviting the public and Indigenous groups to review the summary of the initial … Read more

New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Squamish

September 18, 2020                           Squamish, British Columbia                               Natural Resources Canada Canada’s energy assets are the envy of the world. By making full use of this natural advantage, we can lead the global transition to a net-zero economy while strengthening our economic competitiveness, attracting investments and creating good jobs.Patrick Weiler, Member … Read more

Tilbury Phase 2 LNG Expansion Project — Participant Funding Available 

September 16, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous peoples in the federal impact assessment for the proposed Tilbury Phase 2 LNG Expansion Project, located on Tilbury Island, in Delta, British Columbia. Funding is available … Read more

Minister Wilkinson to Announce New Federal Climate Action Investment for Scientists, Researchers and Youth 

Vancouver, British Columbia – September 16, 2020 – Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make an announcement related to new federal supports for scientists, researchers and youth working to address climate change. Event: Announcement and Media AvailabilityDate: Thursday, September 17, 2020Time: 11:30 a.m. (PDT) … Read more

Canada Invests in British Columbia’s Electric Vehicle Network

August 18, 2020                             District of Summerland, British Columbia                            Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada is committed to innovation and to building a clean energy future to strengthen the … Read more

Kemess Underground Project — Public Comments Invited

August 17, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is holding a public comment period as part of the post-decision phase for the Kemess Underground Project, an underground gold-copper mine located approximately 250 kilometres north of Smithers and 430 kilometres northwest of Prince George, British Columbia. In March 2017, the … Read more

Minister Wilkinson to make a funding announcement on wildlife conservation in British Columbia

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada Media advisory Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make a funding announcement on wildlife conservation in British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia – July 31, 2020 – Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, … Read more

Safe Restart Agreement supports British Columbia transit services

July 23, 2020 – North Vancouver, British Columbia Helping communities recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is a key part of the Safe Restart Agreement between the federal government and the provinces and territories. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced that $2 billion in federal funding—to be … Read more

Pacheedaht First Nation and Canadian Coast Guard sign Memorandum of Understanding to build Port Renfrew Multipurpose Marine Facility

June 29, 2020 Port Renfrew, British Columbia – Government of Canada The Government of Canada is working to renew its relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. One way that the Government has committed to renewing this relationship is by ensuring that First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples have … Read more

Government of Canada takes action to address threats to struggling Fraser River Chinook

June 19, 2020 Vancouver, BC – Chinook salmon populations have been in decline for years as a result of a number of factors including habitat destruction, harvest, and the effects of climate change. The challenges facing at-risk Fraser River Chinook salmon stocks are multi-faceted. The road to recovery requires a long-term view and the collaboration of … Read more

2020 Fraser River Chinook salmon management measures

Fraser River Chinook salmon have been in decline for many years as a result of a number of factors including habitat destruction, harvest, and the effects of climate change. Of the thirteen wild Fraser River Chinook salmon populations assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), only one is not … Read more

Fraser River Chinook Salmon Management Measures for 2020

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Media advisory Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be holding a briefing for media interested in an update on the management measures for Fraser River Chinook stocks, as well as an update on the marine and freshwater environment. Vancouver, B.C. – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be holding a … Read more

Michel Coal Project — Participant Funding Available

June 16, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public in the federal environmental assessment for the proposed Michel Coal Project, located southeast of Sparwood, British Columbia. Funding is available for eligible … Read more