Environment Minister Mary Polak and Premier Christy Clark announce climate leadership team in May. Public opinion is being invited on increased carbon tax and other strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

B.C. wants input on climate strategies

Want to increase carbon tax, or regulations to reduce transportation fuel use? You have until Aug. 17 to have your say

The first phase of public consultation for B.C.’s “Climate Leadership Plan” ends Aug. 17.

Participants are asked to complete an online survey to choose their priorities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Participants are asked to assign a point value to choices such as minimizing travel in community planning, using regulations and incentives to encourage energy efficiency and clean technology, and requiring new greenhouse gas sources to adhere to B..C.’s climate targets.

The survey also asks if the B.C. government should “expand the use of carbon pricing to stimulate business and consumer decisions that reduce emissions.”

The province has committed to hold its carbon tax on fuels at the current level of $30 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent until 2018.

B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction targets call for a steep reduction in emissions, to reach a 30 per cent decrease from 2007 to 2020.

 

Just Posted

RCMP renew request for help finding missing Nakusp man

Christopher Sanford was reported missing Aug. 5

Mishap with deer sends biker to hospital

Accident Thursday morning near Slocan Park

Car rolls down Nelson highway embankment, driver injured

Vehicle landed beside the Rosemont pedestrian trail

Pregnant Kootenay teachers fight to change compensation rules

Risk to unborn babies not recognized by WorkSafeBC

PLACE NAMES: Salmo and Slocan neighbourhoods

An an 1897 plan called for Salmo streets named Lincoln and Washington plus a Victoria Square

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Scene it? Castlegar New’s weekly photo contest

Take a guess in our weekly guess-the-location photo contest.

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Discussion on grief and loss between Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper goes viral

The exchange includes emotional question from Cooper, and outlook on grief as a child

Most Read