Edition: govTogetherBC March 2016
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In this issue:
Healthy Families BC launched Carrot Rewards March 3
In early March 2016, Healthy Families BC launched ‘Carrot Rewards’ with the goal of encouraging British Columbians to make healthier choices. Carrot Rewards is an app available on Android and iphone devices that rewards you with points by completing quizzes on healthy living topics. Sign up with your Scene Points card, Save-on Foods More Rewards, Aeroplan Rewards or Petro-Points to start earning rewards and making healthier choices. Download the app.
Comment Period Extended – Climate Leadership Plan
Feedback is invited until noon on April 8, 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.
PharmaCare opened 6 new drugs March 25
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 six 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.
Input leads to action: BC on the Move
In the fall of 2014 the B.C. Government consulted with citizens to gather input for the development of British Columbia's transportation goals. The plan is posted and has set out a series of short, medium and longer-term priorities for government. Read about the projects in action informed by citizens' input. Learn more.
Monarch Mountain/A Xéegi Deiyi Conservancy Management Plan approved March 2016
BC Parks recently approved the final management plan for Monarch Mountain/A Xéegi Deiyi Conservancy. 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.