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

Help for BC Rural Small Businesses Hurt by Wildfires

Straight.com reports that hundreds of wildfires in B.C. this summer have not only wreaked havoc on evacuees, they’re also putting some businesses in jeopardy. In response to this, the BC Government Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Doug Donaldson, has announced that a $1,500 emergency grant will be made available to 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