Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

April 20, 2007 15:15 ET

Government of British Columbia: Ministry Will Hold Workshops With First Nations

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2007) -

INFORMATION BULLETIN

For Immediate Release

2007ENV0043-000484

April 20, 2007

Ministry of Environment

MINISTRY WILL HOLD WORKSHOPS WITH FIRST NATIONS

The Ministry of Environment is inviting First Nations to participate in a series of three-day workshops to discuss and make recommendations on possible revisions to the Wildlife Act and to the Ministry of Environment Draft Guidelines for Integrated Pest Management Proponents Conducting Consultation with First Nations (draft guidelines for engaging First Nations).

The workshops will be held in the following locations:

- Cranbrook April 25, 26, 27

- Whitehorse May 2 and 3

- Duncan May 9, 10, 11

- Prince George May 15, 16, 17

- Williams Lake May 14

- Campbell River May 23, 24, 25

- Chilliwack May 29, 30, 31

- Kelowna June 6, 7, 8

- Fort St. John June 12, 13, 14

- Kamloops June 18, 19, 20

- Terrace June 24, 25, 26

The first day of the workshop will focus on the Draft Guidelines, and will conclude with an informal dinner during which the Wildlife Act review will be introduced. The second day will focus on the Wildlife Act, with further discussions following on the last day of the workshop.

For more information about the workshop, the proposed guidelines and the Wildlife Act review process, please visit the ministry's website at www.env.gov.bc.ca.

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