CleanBC is our moment

To the editor;

I love British Columbia and I want to protect what makes it so special – for now and for the future. As a new mother and as B.C.’s energy minister, I’m committed to addressing climate change and building a better and more prosperous future. Every day brings a new reminder that climate change is a massive global problem, with impacts right here at home. The good news is that British Columbia is perfectly positioned to rise to the challenge. This is our moment – our chance to make life better today and pave the way for those who come after us. CleanBC – our plan that’s aimed at reducing climate pollution – is about working together to build a cleaner, brighter future. As a resident of the Kootenays, which produces half of B.C.’s hydropower, I’m proud of the opportunities that come from our clean electricity. B.C.’s own hydro resources give us the ability to drive economic development and help to move us away from fossil fuels. CleanBC sends a signal to other provinces and jurisdictions that we can power our growing economy with clean, renewable energy and make life better and more affordable for people. With every challenge comes opportunity. The world must evolve to address climate change and British Columbia can be a leader in that transformation. CleanBC is designed to keep our economy strong and welcome new investment. As the Business Council of British Columbia has pointed out, CleanBC positions us as a great choice for international markets looking for low-carbon energy and commodities. CleanBC puts us on the path to meet our climate goals, while growing our economy. In B.C., we’re mobilizing our skilled workers, natural resources and booming tech sector to reduce climate pollution and create good jobs and opportunities for people throughout the province. Together, we can build our economy and power our future with clean, renewable energy.

Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources


Just Posted

UPDATE: Three wildfires discovered in Clearwater area

All new fires suspected to have been caused by lightning

Simpcw question why Canfor’s $60 million sale of timber to Interfor

“We will not hesitate to take appropriate action to ensure our rights are protected”– Chief Loring

Ready Set Learn Early Childhood information day in Barriere

Thanks to the very generous support from many area businesses and organizations,… Continue reading

Barriere Babies of 2018 celebrate their birthday in style

The Barriere Babies of 2018 Birthday Party held at the Ridge on… Continue reading

Barriere’s “hidden gem” in the North Thompson Valley

There is a hidden gem in the North Thompson Valley, and it… Continue reading

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom

RCMP have released no new information since the June 8, 2019 homicide

Most Read