BC Parks Get Shortchanged While Fees Increase

Vancouver – Last Friday, a day of the week typically reserved for announcing unpopular decisions, the BC government quietly announced fee increases for provincial parks. User fees take effect April 1 for a range of recreation activities including camping, back-country overnight hiking, mooring buoy fees as well as sani-station access. “It’s a disturbing approach: cutting park…

Metro Vancouver Ecological Plan to Save At-Risk Plant and Animal Species

Metro Vancouver has done a fantastic job of working with citizens across 22 municipalities, through events and forums, to manage growth, development, and sustainability for the region.  Their efforts to save 112 species of at-risk plants and animal species in parklands and ecologically important areas should be commended. I am hopeful that the B.C. government,…