Government Takes Action on Abbott/Chapman Report

The Government of BC has released its action plan in response to the government-commissioned, independent Abbott/Chapman report on the unprecedented 2017 wildfire and flood seasons in British Columbia. The plan outlines actions taken and underway, and identifies next steps to address the report’s 108 recommendations. It also considers recommendations from other recent reports, such as Continue reading

Government invites submissions

B.C. Government Invites Rural Strategy Suggestions

If you’re concerned about the future of rural B.C.’s communities and First Nations, you’ll be interested in the following invitation from B.C. Government to share your ideas and suggestions. Note that the deadline for submissions is February 28.     The B.C. Government is committed to developing a new, long-term, durable Rural Development Strategy that works for Continue reading

BC’s Grizzly Trophy Hunt Ends, Government Announces

BC’s grizzly trophy hunt ends. In the following announcement, the BC Government announced an end to trophy grizzly hunting:   Effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Continue reading

Doug Donaldson BC’s New Minister Responsible for Rural Development

The new BC Government has named the Honourable Doug Donaldson as Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development. Prior to becoming an MLA, Doug worked for Storytellers’ Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on community economic development in northwestern BC, including local food action initiatives. His previous work in Stikine included jobs in forestry, Continue reading

Premier Clark Appoints Donna Barnett as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development

Premier Christy Clark has announced her intention for Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett to be sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development by Her Honour, Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon. “Every community in British Columbia benefits when our rural communities are strong,” said Premier Clark. “Donna Barnett is a proven champion for rural development who Continue reading