With the recent controversy on logging in the Chapman Creek community watershed, and the resulting order by the Sunshine Coast Regional District halting the logging because of concerns that it posed a health hazard, staff at West Coast Environmental Law are increasingly being asked about the powers of local governments under B.C.'s Health Act. The purpose of this paper is to discuss those powers in light of the Act and the developing case law.
Local Government and Public Health Hazards
November 1, 2007