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LAND USE

In a video clip unearthed by the Ontario Liberals, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford says he would allow developers to build single-family homes on a “big chunk” of the province’s protected Greenbelt in order to...
Metro Vancouver has recommended that the province restrict house sizes and residential footprints on agricultural land, in an effort to protect the region’s dwindling supply of farm land. The regional district has drafted a list of guiding...
Founder defends facility against critics who say it didn't live up to its billing - As foreclosure looms at a recovery farm for people with addictions and no place to live, supporters held a community meeting...
Canada has a conundrum: a new generation of farmers wants to take over agriculture, but farmland prices are escalating out of their reach, a new Senate committee report has found. That puts them at risk of...
Sustainability experts urge protection of B.C.'s 'precious' arable land as real estate, industry pose threat - A white paper released Tuesday urges B.C. to protect what little farmland it has, arguing that sprawling estates and businesses...
The B.C. government’s consultation on the future of the Agricultural Land Reserve will have more than opinions to weigh this spring, as Kwantlen University’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems has released a white paper detailing...
The B.C. Environment Ministry has released its quarterly report detailing recent environmental transgressions by people and companies, and there are two from the Central Okanagan. Brian Gilmour and Linda Hall of Kelowna in the second quarter...
Citizens group wants maximum size of homes on ALR land to be cut in half - The escalating debate over the size of homes being built on farmland in Richmond, B.C,. has generated a 6,000-name...
A B.C. Supreme Court trial is set for next year in a lawsuit launched by Delta against a company the municipality alleges caused significant ecological damage to Burns Bog. In March 2013, Delta, joined by Metro...
Getting rid of the two-zone Agricultural Land Reserve is just one of the changes in the works for the NDP government, along with serving B.C. produce in hospitals and restoring a province-wide Buy B.C. marketing...


ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION REGISTRY (ALL MINISTRIES)

REGULATORY APPROVALS AND PERMITS

HUNTING REGULATIONS

FISHING REGULATIONS

FORESTRY REPORTS

CLEAN ENERGY IN ONTARIO

GREEN ENERGY ACT

Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) protects Ontario’s biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector. The ministry conducts scientific research and uses its findings to promote sustainability of Ontario’s forests, fish and wildlife resources, to protect the province from forest fires, floods and droughts and to lead the management of Ontario’s Crown lands, water, oil, gas, salt and aggregates resources, including making Crown land available for renewable energy projects.