Municipalities Empowered to ban Single-Use Plastics

July 27, 2021   Victoria — Municipalities throughout the province can now move more quickly to prevent plastics from polluting their communities. Under new rules, local governments can institute bans on plastic bags and certain single-use plastics without provincial approval. “Communities across …

Australian Personnel to Boost B.C. Firefighting Resources

July 26, 2021   Kamloops — As B.C. continues to experience dry conditions and aggressive wildfire activity, international support for the Province’s wildfire response has received another welcome boost with the arrival of 34 Australian firefighting personnel. “Australia and Canada …

B.C. Wildfires: Quick Statistics

July 23, 2021 The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Fires: Wildfires burning in B.C.: 272 Since April 1: 1,187 wildfires 360,835 hectares burnt …

Province Protects Wildlife by Restricting Rodenticides

July 21, 2021 Victoria — A temporary ban on the widespread sale and use of second-generation rodenticides will help protect owls and other wildlife from secondary poisoning while government conducts a science review and steps up the promotion of alternatives. …