Edition: govTogetherBC February 2016
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In this issue:
PharmaCare opened 3 new drugs February 17
Before PharmaCare decides if it will cover a drug, the drug goes through a full review. The purpose of a drug review is to ensure that covering it supports the health & well-being of British Columbians as well as ensuring it is affordable and provides the best value. Patients, caregivers and patient groups have the opportunity to add their voices to the drug review process. There are currently three drugs up for review and public comment. Visit the PharmaCare: Your Voice site at the ‘Get Involved’ link below for more information covered drugs and the consultation process. Get involved.
Northeast B.C. expansion project opened February 10
Feedback is invited on the Northeast British Columbia Expansion Project until March 11, 2016. Plateau Pipe Line Ltd., a subsidiary of Pembina Pipeline Corporation, is proposing to construct and operate a transmission pipeline to transport condensate and natural gas liquids from northwest of Wonowon, BC, to an existing terminal near Taylor, BC. The intention of seeking public comments is to ensure that all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed Project are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process. Get involved.
Feedback invited on McKenzie Interchange Project
The Province of B.C. and the Government of Canada are investing $85 million in the development and construction of the McKenzie Interchange Project, a new interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway near Victoria. An Open House was held on February 24, 2016, and now the public is invited to provide feedback by completing an online form or email. Visit the engagement site to read the report, see the design options, and share your thoughts. Learn more.
Comment on Phase 2 of The Climate Leadership Plan
Feedback is invited until March 25, 2016 on the Climate Leadership Plan. Phase 1 of the engagement process saw thousands of British Columbians provide their ideas and priorities for climate action. The wealth of input to date informs this current round of engagement. Share your thoughts on the most important actions we can take to lower our greenhouse gas emissions and take advantage of the low carbon economy of the future. Learn more.
Red Tape Reduction for Persons with Disabilities
Some of the input received during the Reducing Red Tape for British Columbians engagement asked for a streamlined and simplified application process for persons with disabilities. In February 2016, legislation was introduced to make it easier and faster for some people with disabilities to receive disability assistance. These proposed changes mean that people who have already qualified for comparable disability assistance programs do not have to fill out a duplicate application. Learn more.
Quesnel Lake & Dragon Mountain Parks Management Plans approved January 2016
BC Parks recently approved the final management plan for Quesnel Lake and Dragon Mountain Provincial Parks. Management plans are the result of a management planning process and are developed with First Nations, local governments, the public and other interest groups. Visit the BC Parks management planning site to learn about the process, and how you can get involved. Learn more.