Edition: govTogetherBC September 2015
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Medal of Good Citizenship Nominations closes Sept 25
In 2015, the Government of British Columbia introduced the Medal of Good Citizenship to recognize individuals who have acted in a particularly generous, kind or selfless manner for the common good without expectation of reward. The medal reflects their acts of selflessness, generosity, and service to community life. This medal specifically recognizes citizens whose efforts have had a positive impact locally in their communities. Nominations are accepted until September 25, 2015. The inaugural Medal of Good Citizenship presentation ceremony will be held in late 2015. Get involved.
Sukunka Coal Mine opened August 19
Glencore (Proponent) is proposing to develop and operate the Sukunka Coal Mine (proposed Project), a surface metallurgical coal mine, located approximately 55 kilometres south of Chetwynd and 40 kilometres west of Tumbler Ridge in northeast British Columbia. The proposed Project would produce 3 million tonnes per year of saleable coal for export to market. Public comments are invited on this Application until October 8, 2015. In order to provide information to the public about the Application, and to receive comments from the public, Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (EAO) invites the public to attend an Open House on September 1, 2015 in Chetwynd, B.C. Comment today.
Aurora LNG – Digby Island Project Opened Sept 1
Feedback is invited on the Aurora LNG – Digby Island project until October 1, 2015. Aurora LNG is proposing to construct and operate the Aurora LNG Project (proposed Project), a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and marine terminal for the export of LNG. The proposed Project would be located on the southeast corner of Digby Island near Prince Rupert, B.C. The proposed Project would export up to 24 million tonnes per annum of LNG. Comments are invited on the Application Information Requirements (AIR) until October 1, 2015. Additionally, the Envrionmental Assessment Office invites the public to an Open House to obtain information on the AIR on September 23, 2015 in Prince Rupert. Learn more.
Red Willow Wind Project Opened Sept 2
Feedback is invited on the Red Willow Wind project until October 2, 2015. Red Willow Wind Limited Partnership (Proponent) is proposing to construct and operate a wind energy facility in the Peace River region in BC. The Red Willow Wind Project is located southeast of the District of Tumbler Ridge (proposed Project). The proposed Project would produce approximately 200 MW of power from wind turbines. Comments are invited on the Application Information Requirements (AIR) until October 1, 2015. Additionally, the Environmental Assessment Office invites the public to two Open Houses to obtain information on the AIR on September 14th & 15th, 2015. Get involved.
Ruddock Creek Mine Project opened Sept 8
Feedback is invited on the Ruddock Creek Mine project until October 8, 2015. Ruddock Creek Mining Corporation (Proponent) proposes to construct and operate the Ruddock Creek Mine Project, an underground zinc and lead mine in the Monashee Mountains approximately 28 kilometers east of Avola, British Columbia. The Proponent must obtain an environmental assessment certificate before any work can be undertaken on the proposed Project. However, prior to submission of an application for a certificate by the Proponent, the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (the EAO) must first approve a list of Valued Components. EAO invites the public to comment on the list of Valued Components to be included in the Application Information Requirements until October 8. Learn more.
Provincial Scholarships Program Review Report Released August 26
A comprehensive review of the Provincial Scholarships Program took place in spring 2015. Feedback was gathered from students, parents, teachers, counsellors, administrators, employers, and education partners. A report summarizing the consultation results and making recommendations lead to the development of the redesigned program. Changes will be phased in starting in the 2015/16 school year and be fully implemented in the 2016/17 school year. Follow the link to learn about the changes made, scholarship information and scholarship requirements. Learn more.