There are 1,030 provincial parks, recreation areas, conservancies, ecological reserves
and protected areas covering more than 13.9 million hectares or approximately 14.3 per
cent of the provincial land base. read more
The Ministry of Environment approved Metro Vancouver's Solid Waste Management
Plan in July 2011 which includes goals for diverting 70 per cent of regional waste
through recycling, composting and other programs by 2015. read more
The B.C. government accepts the recommendations included in the Office of the AuditorGeneral's report, "An Audit of Carbon Neutral Government", but rejects its conclusion that government has not met its objective of achieving a carbon neutral public sector.
The Ministry of Environment issued a draft permit to South Island Aggregates/Cobble
Hill Holdings Ltd., on March 19th, regarding treatment and discharge of contaminated
soil at a facility in the Cowichan Valley.
The B.C. government and the federal government are working in conjunction with local
governments, First Nations, and the volunteer sector, as members of a Tsunami Debris
Coordinating Committee. read more
B.C. supports filmmakers, actors and other industry participants through a subsidy of fully refundable tax credits designed to encourage film and television production activity in all areas of B.C. read more