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News Releases | 2011

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December

December 22, 2011
Nahwitti Windfarm Project approved 
December 22, 2011
Courts innovate with videoconferencing solutions
December 20, 2011
CNC buildings open trades and technology double-header
December 20, 2011
Comments requested on ALR on-farm energy creation
December 14, 2011
Renewable fuel amendments enacted

December 12, 2011
12 days and ways to a greener Christmas

December 12, 2011
Okanagan College Building a Sustainable Future

December 9, 2011
New transit centre officially opens in Vernon


November

November 25, 2011
Tenders let for Evergreen Line early construction

November 23, 2011
Wood stove exchange programs turf ‘old smoky’ across B.C.:
- The Regional District of Nanaimo received $24,500 from the wood stove exchange program…
- The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary received $11,560 from the wood stove exchange program…
- Merritt received $13,745 from the wood stove exchange program…
- The Port Alberni Air Quality Council received $23,500 from the wood stove exchange program…
- Campbell River received $15,000 from the wood stove exchange program…
- Port Alice received $6,750 from the wood stove exchange program…
- The Regional District of Central Kootenay received $27,500 from the wood stove exchange program…
- The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society received $25,000 from the wood stove exchange program… .

November 18, 2011
Clean energy equals Aboriginal economic development
November 5, 2011
New rebates help B.C. drivers plug into clean cars
November 2, 2011
Province initiates review of transit to improve services for British Columbians
 


October

October 28, 2011
Kitsilano upgrades will honour the school’s history
October 28, 2011
Oak Bay to get new high school
October 28, 2011
Public consultation on 2012 BC Building Code
October 28, 2011
Illegal garbage site no longer visible from outer space
October 17, 2011
Legislation introduced to support Metro Vancouver's transit

October 16, 2011
B.C. proclaims Waste Reduction Week

October 15, 2011
New facility ‘energizing’ students at NLC

October 3, 2011
New Francophone school opened in Campbell River


September

September 28, 2011
Fuelling redevelopment: Former Service Station Toolkit 

September 27, 2011
Mayors and Ministers Meet on Climate Action 
September 14, 2011
Yield for transit buses at new Hwy 99 flashing lights 
September 7, 2011
College, university students save with U-Pass BC 
September 3, 2011
Air quality boosted by wood stove exchange funding 
September 1, 2011
Funding for brownfield redevelopment projects across B.C.
- $112,000 for brownfield redevelopment in Duncan 
- $40,000 for brownfield redevelopment in Lillooet 
- $23,475 for brownfield redevelopment in Kelowna 
- Over $23,000 for brownfield redevelopment in Princeton 
- $49,000 for brownfield redevelopment in Vancouver 
- More than $97,000 provided for brownfield redevelopment [Nanaimo] 
- $40,000 for brownfield redevelopment in Terrace 
- $125,000 for brownfield redevelopment in Delta.


August

August, 31, 2011
Back-to-school tips to help the environment 
August, 29, 2011
Building renewal sustaining UBC for the future 
August, 22, 2011
Regional transit projects improve access, safety 
August, 17, 2011
Canada and B.C. fund renewable energy for agriculture 
August, 17, 2011
New guidelines help map B.C. coastal floodplains 
August, 8, 2011
Energy Labelled Home Sales to Spur Green Economy in Capital Regions 
August, 6, 2011
B.C. pink salmon now certified for "green" menus 


July

July 28, 2011
Province concludes July geothermal permit sale 
July 25, 2011
Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Management Plan approved 
July 23, 2011
$8 million for clean energy projects 
July 21, 2011
BC Parks expands ‘Bear Smart’ recycling program 
July 19, 2011
Open data signals new direction for B.C. government 
July 18, 2011
Families and communities benefit from cycling infrastructure 
July 15, 2011
News: GCC Communiqué on Making Progress Towards Carbon Neutrality 
July 7, 2011
Statement: Mayors’ Council reaches agreement on Evergreen Line 
July 4, 2011
News: The Surrey Transit Centre officially opens today 


June

June 30, 2011
Carbon neutral B.C.: A first for North America 
June 30, 2011
Carbon tax, climate action tax credit both rise July 1 
June 29, 2011
Business Energy Advisor Makes Saving Easy 
June 29, 2011
Province provides $7.5 million for E&N passenger rail -- (Link to YouTube Video)
June 20, 2011
Eleven B.C. schools power up with solar
June 17, 2011
New bus-only lanes keep people moving on Marine Drive 
June 14, 2011
Greening the Building Code – Communities adopt solar power 
June 14, 2011
Small businesses champion energy efficiency 
June 6, 2011
Op-Ed: B.C. a leader in adopting energy-efficient light bulbs 
June 6, 2011
Coldstream celebrates a century of learning with new school 
June 6, 2011
Parliamentary Secretary consults on low carbon fuel solution 


May

May 26, 2011
Living wall and local traditions under one roof at TRU 
May 19, 2011
Premier Clark promotes B.C. green economy in Washington 
May 19, 2011
Premier, Governor discuss actions to support economy 
May 16, 2011
B.C. Technology Fuels Clean Hydrogen Vehicles -- (Link to YouTube video)
May 6, 2011
LETTER: Building on B.C.’s Leadership in the Green Economy 
May 6, 2011
Green light for the Northwest Transmission Line 
May 6, 2011
B.C. releases new sea level rise report 
May 5, 2011
Clean Energy Act - Amendment 


April

April 29, 2011
New jobs will help reduce and remove invasive plants 
April 22, 2011
B.C. teen artists shine on Earth Day art show 
April 22, 2011
Students remember the three Rs on Earth Day: Do you? 
April 21, 2011
Premier Christy Clark and Environment Minister Terry Lake celebrate Earth Day -- (Link to YouTube videos: Premier's MessageMinister Celebrating)
April 21, 2011
Premier Christy Clark marks Earth Day with Green Investment -- (Link to YouTube video)
April 18, 2011
Countdown is on to Bike to Work Week 
April 6, 2011
Increased home efficiency rebates help families save 
April 6, 2011
Year of Science powers up with electric eels 
April 5, 2011
New fund helps First Nations create green jobs 
April 4, 2011
Students’ dream school opens its doors in Richmond 


March

March 29, 2011
WWF-Canada: Earth Hour’s success measured in the strength of our communities 
March 28, 2011
FortisBC customers switch off for Earth Hour 2011 
March 27, 2011
BC Hydro reports close to twice as much Earth Hour savings over 2010 
March 26, 2011
Join the globe this Earth Hour 
March 24, 2011
Major construction projects in B.C. reach new heights 
March 24, 2011
B.C. wood promoted for sustainable housing in China 
March 22, 2011
B.C. helps Oregon State bring in its Wood First Bill 
March 22, 2011
Lake promotes conservation on World Water Day 
March 21, 2011
Tree planting commemorates World Forestry Day 
March 18, 2011
Premier Opens Bioenergy Plant at UNBC 
March 17, 2011
B.C. New Home for Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Facility -- (Link to YouTube Video)
March 12, 2011
B.C. is living water smart for Canada Water Week 
March 9, 2011
Pulse Continues to Race One Year On 


February

February 15, 2011
B.C., Montana and Partners Unite to Sustain Flathead 
February 10, 2011
Arden Elementary Gets Energy Upgrades 
February 7, 2011
Saanich SD Warms to Saving Energy and Money
February 7, 2011
School Districts Warm to Renewable Energy Technology 
February 4, 2011
Small Businesses Can Now ‘FLIP’ For Savings 
February 3, 2011
Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project Approved 
February 2, 2011
B.C. & Washington State Sign Climate Action Partnerships 


January

January 31, 2011
LiveSmart to Help Small Business Save Money and Energy 
January 1, 2011
King Tides, Living Cities - Planning for the future: using data from today to prepare for tomorrow