Edition: govTogetherBC February 2014
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In this issue:
Pacific Trail Pipelines Project opened February 21st
Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership has submitted an application to the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (EAO) to amend its Environmental Assessment Certificate for a 467 kilometre pipeline that will transport natural gas from Summit Lake to a facility near Kitimat for export. Amendments include relocation of a gas compressor station to Summit Lake, a new temporary stockpile site, and minor adjustments to the pipelines route. The EAO is seeking comments from the public on the proposed amendments until March 22, 2014. You are invited to comment on the amendments online, by email, fax, or mail. Information sessions were also held in Vanderhoof (Feb. 25) and Fraser Lake (Feb. 26). Comment today.
Sunshine Coast Old Growth Management closed February 18th
The public was invited to review and comment before Feb. 18, 2014 on plans to establish more than 18,000 hectares of old growth management areas along the Sunshine Coast. The creation of additional old growth management areas on the Sunshine Coast reflects the B.C. government’s ongoing commitment to preserve unique ecosystems for the enjoyment of all British Columbians. Learn more.
Monashee Park Management Planning closed February 21st
BC Parks extended the public comment period on the draft management plan for Monashee Park until February 21, 2014. Located 110 kilometres northeast of Vernon, B.C., Monashee Park was established in 1962. The park offers high quality recreation opportunities, such as skiing, hiking, and climbing. Citizens were invited to review and comment on the draft management plan online, by email or mail. Learn more.
BC PharmaCare drug reviews close February 27th
BC PharmaCare posts drugs for review on an ongoing basis. These reviews determine if a drug is affordable and supports the health and well-being of British Columbians. Patients, caregivers and patient groups have the opportunity to add their voices to the drug review process. Comments on the drugs everolimus, rotigotine and tocilizumab close February 27, 2014. Get involved.
Disability White Paper Consultation closes March 11th
Share your thoughts about how government, businesses and communities can better support people with disabilities to fully participate in our communities. If you missed the in-person consultations in your community, there are lots of ways you can still participate. Join one of six online conversations on an important area of concern for people living with disabilities. You can also host and submit your own discussions using our Conversation Toolkit, tweet your ideas on Twitter using the hashtag #disabilitybc, or submit your feedback by email, mail, or phone. Get involved.
Nulki Hills Wind Energy Project
Consisting of up to 70 wind turbines, this project 30 kilometres south of Vanderhoof, B.C. would generate up to 210 megawatts of energy. A public comment period was held from January 22, 2014 to February 21, 2014. Citizens were invited to comment online, by email, fax, mail and to attend an information session in Vanderhoof (Jan. 27). Read what British Columbians said.