Edition: govTogetherBC November 2015
New engagement questions posted for Help Cut Red Tape consultation
You are the experts when it comes to using and accessing government services. We want to hear your ideas about simple fixes that will improve your life when you interact with government. There are currently three questions on the site inviting citizens to think about things that could improve how they access government services. Have your say and help the B.C. government save people time, provide easier access to services, and lead to possible changes to B.C. government policies, programs, and regulation. Comments will be accepted until December 3, 2015, online, by email and Twitter using #helpcutredtape. Comment today.
McKenzie Interchange Project Opened Oct 28
Help shape the plan to alleviate the number one bottleneck interesection on Vancouver Island. Your feedback is invited on the 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 at the intersection with Admirals Road and McKenzie Avenue in Saanich. The project will help improve traffic flow in the Capital Regional District, while reducing collisions and improving pedestrian and cyclist safety. Public input is invited until December 11, 2015. There will be future opportunities to provide feedback regarding the McKenzie Interchange Project as it proceeds through design and construction. Get involved.
Franchises Act Opened Nov 2
The Government of British Columbia has introduced franchise legislation that is consistent with legislation used in five other provinces. The Franchises Act passed Third Reading on October 20, 2015. It aims to help level the playing field for small business owners and provide certainty for investors. The Act will come into force when the regulations are complete and approved, and when the franchise and legal communities have had time to learn the new law. Responses can be submitted by regular mail or email until January 15, 2016. Get involved.
Beaver Valley Park opened November 20
Citizens are invited to comment on the draft management plan for Beaver Valley Park until Decmber 17, 2015. Beaver Valley Provincial Park spans 767 hectares, located approximately 50 kilometres south of Quesnel. At this point in the management planning process, BC Parks has developed a draft management plan for Beaver Valley Park. Citizens are invited to review and comment on the draft management plan until December 17, 2015. Comment today.