New legislation makes it clear: Farmland is for farming | BC Gov News

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Legislation introduced on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, makes it clear that land in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) is for farming and ranching in British Columbia, not for dumping construction waste or building mega-mansions.

COMMENTARY: Can the BC NDP carbon tax plan stand up under pressure? | Globalnews.ca

globalnews.ca/news/4574213/bc-ndp-carbon-tax-plan-stand-up-under-pressure/?utm_source=980CKNW&utm_medium=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1ZXz2vtwSEDmyMOvu5ncD4C7rJoVfTvhdWkC0v6NMptHEBOJmSscvn7YA Can the BC NDP government’s plan to hike the province’s carbon tax to $50 a tonne by 2021 hold up in the face of a growing number of premiers opposed to the very idea of such a tax?
Raising the carbon tax by $5 a tonne every year until 2021 is presumably a cornerstone of the NDP government’s climate plan, which I noted here last week will be released later this fall.

Vopak expects 240 liquid gas-by-rail cars per day – Smithers Interior News

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Vopak Development Canada Inc. plans to build a gas storage facility on Ridley Island — Prince Rupert Port Authority land — for the purpose of shipping propane, diesel and methanol to customers in Asia.
It would mean even more volatile cargo riding the rails through the Bulkley Valley.

Initiative 1631: Will Washington Get a Carbon Tax? – The Atlantic

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/washington-state-carbon-tax/567523/
This November, voters in Washington State may do what no group of people—in or outside the United States—has done before.
They will vote on whether to adopt a carbon fee , an aggressive policy to combat climate change that charges polluters for the right to emit carbon dioxide and other potent greenhouse gases.

B.C. Government introduces new legislation to deal with marijuana legalization | Globalnews.ca

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The B.C. government is proposing new rules that would make 19 the minimum age to purchase, sell or consume cannabis, allow adults to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in a public place and prohibit cannabis smoking and vaping everywhere tobacco smoking and vaping are prohibited.

B.C. government asking courts to rule on new permitting system to restrict bitumen flow | Globalnews.ca

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The B.C. government is asking the B.C. Court of Appeal to determine whether it can pass legislation that would require companies to get permits from the provincial government before increasing the flow of bitumen through the province.

‘We’ve made our decision’: B.C. First Nation speaks up for Trans Mountain pipeline | Globalnews.ca

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A B.C. First Nation is speaking up in favour of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Chief Nathan Matthew of the Simpcw First Nation says he wants to address the impression that B.C.’s Indigenous communities are united in their opposition to the project.

Enrolment suspended after report finds UVic Indigenous Governance program left students ‘traumatized’ | CBC News

www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/university-victoria-indigenous-governance-program-suspended-1.4633889
The University of Victoria says it’s “truly sorry” after a third-party review of its Indigenous Governance program found evidence of “dysfunctional classroom dynamics” that left current and former students “traumatized.”

Have your say on ALR changes – Prince George Daily News

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Time is running out to voice your opinion on possible changes to theAgricultural Land Reserve and the Agricultural Land Commission.

Skeena Sawmills to add 75K-tonne pellet plant to Terrace operation | Canadian Biomass

www.canadianbiomassmagazine.ca/pellets/skeena-sawmills-to-add-75k-tonne-pellet-plant-to-terrace-operations-6793
Skeena Sawmills has confirmed its plans to construct a pellet plant at its sawmill site in Terrace, B.C., to handle the mill’s residuals that are currently sent to a landfill.

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