Edition: govTogetherBC January 2016
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In this issue:
PharmaCare opened 5 new drugs January 20
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 five 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.
Blackwater Gold Mine comments opened January 20
Feedback is invited on the Blackwater Gold Project until February 19, 2016. New Gold Inc. is proposing to develop the Blackwater Gold Project, located approximately 110 km south of Vanderhoof. The proposed Project would be an open pit gold and silver mine with a production capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day. Comments are invited my online form, mail, email and fax until February 19, 2016. Additionally, the public is invited to two Information Sessions scheduled for February 2nd & 3rd, 2016. Get involved.
Feedback invited on Emergency Program Act
Comment on the Emergency Program Act until February 19, 2016. The Act sets out the key responsibilities and authorities to guide and enable experts at the local and provincial levels in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters. Visit the engagement website at the ‘Get Involved’ link below to join the discussion. The input received will be a key component to informing our government’s review of the Act and, ultimately, any decision to move forward with the introduction of possible legislative changes. Learn more.
Comments on Massey Tunnel Replacement Project close January 28
Feedback is invited until January 28, 2016 on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. At this phase of the consultation, citizens are invited to read the Project Definition Report and provide their feedback by online form, email, phone and in person. You can participate by reading material in the document library, viewing the project schedule/photos/videos, completing the online feedback form, or visiting the Project Office. You can also sign up to receive email updates about the Project. Learn more.
Comments are invited until February 5, 2016, on phase 1 of the Lower Lynn Interchange in North Vancouver. This phase of consultation requests feedback on the Highway 1 at Mountain Highway Interchange. Visit the consultation page at the ‘Get Involved’ link for information on the phases and schedule for the Lower Lynn Improvements project as well as the various ways to share your feedback. Learn more.
Hamber Park Management Plan approved
BC parks recently approved the final management plan for Hamber Provincial Park. Hamber Provincial Park is 24,000 hectares of densely forested park located on the provincial boundary with Alberta and surrounded on three sides by Jasper National Park. In 1990, Hamber Park was included in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, being recognized for its geological and ecological features including the habitats of rare and endangered species, mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves and fossils. As a remote wilderness park, it is a favourite among back country hikers and campers. Learn more.