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Smart growth is taking off in British Columbia. In recognition of BC’s leadership role, West Coast Environmental Law has developed a Smart Bylaws Guide to assist local governments to implement smart growth strategies through policy and bylaw changes.

Author: Curran, Deborah
Publication Date: December 2003
Pages: 40

Many municipalities and developers in British Columbia are emerging as North American leaders in smart growth practices at the regional and local scale. Residents are demanding more choices in where they live and the quality of neighbourhoods and job opportunities.

Author: Curran, Deborah
Publication Date: December 2003
Pages: 52

The BC government introduced Bill 84 – the Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 2003 -- on November 18, 2003. The Bill does three things:

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: November 2003
Pages: 2

Note: This is a summary of our larger, 78 page document of the same title.  The larger report may

Author: Coriolis Consulting Corp.
Publication Date: September 2003
Pages: 7

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Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: September 2003
Pages: 4

This discussion paper analyses the impacts and implications of recent Forest Act amendments contained in Bills 27, 28, 29, 44 & 45 for BC First Nations. In spring 2003, the British Columbia provincial government introduced 5 pieces of forestry legislation.

Author: Clogg, Jessica
Publication Date: August 2003
Pages: 38

As outsiders to the land trust world, we ask Land Trust Alliance (LTA) members to grant us a small licence as we make the following pitch: for conservation reasons, invest in working farms.

Author: Alexander, Lawrence
Publication Date: July 2003
Pages: 11

Pump it Out: The Environmental Costs of BC's Upstream Oil and Gas Industry is a web-based guide for citizens interested in knowing more about the environmental consequences of a typical upstream oil and gas project in BC.

Author: West Coast Environmental Law
Publication Date: June 2003
Pages: 5

With the introduction of Bill 36, the BC Government is intending to double oil and gas production, reduce regulation, and reduce staff.

Author: Alexander, Lawrence
Publication Date: June 2003
Pages: 5

Climate change could have catastrophic effects globally and in BC, the Prairies and Canada's North.

Author: Rolfe, Chris
Publication Date: June 2003
Pages: 11

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