Environment

The sale of over 300,000 speciality BC Parks licence plates has generated $20 million to protect and enhance the provincial park system, according to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
Starting Feb. 1, consumers will pay a 10 cent deposit for each eligible milk and milk-substitute (oat, almond, soy) beverage container.
Residents can provide feedback via a survey open until the end of January, submit questions online and register for an upcoming virtual open house on Jan. 25.
The waterfront property was zoned for a six-lot residential subdivision, but was saved from development thanks to conservation-minded land owners.
Fourteen grants for new and ongoing projects to help restore caribou habitat in B.C. have been approved by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, with funding from the province.
Here are some of the most prominent and impactful stories we reported on in 2021 (in no particular order).
Most respondents (72 per cent) said they attached an increased importance to trees and outdoor spaces during the pandemic.
The CleanBC Program for Industry was awarded most creative climate solution from the Under2 Coalition, which is a global alliance of state and regional governments committed to ambitious climate action in line with the Paris agreement.
A proposed eagle preserve in the French Creek Estuary is closer to realization thanks to a $28,000 donation from 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside.
The fine stems from an incident on May 27, 2019, when Nicklaus Templeman was observed by two other whale watching guides illegally approaching a killer whale within 35 m near Willow Point.

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