Category Archives : Healthy Watersheds and Airsheds


Protecting the Islands off of Oak Bay (Tl’ches and the other Songhees Islands)

Report researching legal options for providing better environmental protection of the islands and water off of Oak Bay while respecting First Nations land uses, cultural sites, rights and title. The area in question includes the triangle formed by Chatham/Discovery (Tl’ches) >


Request for a Drinking Water Health Hazard Prevention Order regarding the proposed Raven Coal Project

Made on behalf of CoalWatch Comox Valley Society and supported by Fanny Bay Waterworks and Ships Point Improvement District,– two water suppliers below the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project, this ELC request asks the Drinking Water Officer to issue an >


Comments on Draft Aquaculture Activities Regulation and Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement

Submissions of the Pacific Salmon Foundation, The SOS Marine Conservation Foundation, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, the David Suzuki Foundation and the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre on the draft Aquaculture Activities Regulation (AAR).


British Columbia’s New Water Sustainability Act – Waiting for the Details

Deborah Curran, Hakai Professor in Environmental Law and Sustainability The British Columbia Legislature gave third and final reading, without any amendments, to Bill 18 – 2014, BC’s new Water Sustainability Act (“the Act”), on April 29 2014. This Bill is the long >


Maintaining Natural BC for Our Children

Maintaining Natural BC for Our Children: Selected Law Reform Proposals

This book is a series of 35 short articles that describe key environmental law reforms the next provincial government should consider. This book is put forward as an educational service to inform the public, government and decision makers about solutions >


It’s Time to Rewrite BC’s Environmental Laws

December 20, 2012 Today the ELC announced the release of Maintaining Natural BC for Our Children: Selected Law Reform Proposals. This book is a series of 35 short, readable articles – punctuated by photos and cartoons – that describe key >