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Ministry Will Hold Workshops With First Nations

by NationTalk on April 21, 2007552 Views

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2007ENV0043-000484
April 20, 2007

Ministry of Environment

VICTORIA – 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, 26The 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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Media contact:

Bruce Holms
250 356-2878
250 380-8673 (cell)
bruce.holms@gov.bc.ca

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