Ministry of Energy and Mines Consultation Paper
Ministry of Energy and Mines releases Consultation Paper on Information Sharing by the Surface Rights Board
- The proposal would result in the online publishing of information derived from the surface leases that the Board collects. Public input was sought on what information should and should not be published, and how any published information should be presented.
- The deadline for comments has now passed, but you can read the Farmers’ Advocacy Office’s Response to the Consultation Paper
Domestic Water Well Survey
The Ministry of Environment is conducting a domestic water well survey in Northeast BC. See the Water Well Survey Cover Letter and the Northeast BC Groundwater Aquifer Study Brochure for a survey description and how to contact them so that you can take part. Any domestic well, even if it is currently unused or used for stock watering should become part of the inventory. They will be doing water quality testing as well.
Feb 2/12 Do you have health concerns about oil & gas development in Northeastern BC? Fraser Basin Council needs your comments by March 7, 2012. See the Backgrounder for ways to contact them and if you wish:
PRRD Supports the FAO
The Peace River Regional District passed a motion at their October 27, 2011 meeting stating that the Regional District “staff be requested to work with the Farmers’ Advocate Management Committee towards ensuring that funding will be available to continue with the Farmers’ Advocacy program for the next four years.”