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Posted: May 31, 2014

3 facts you need to know

BillBennettlatest… about highlights of 2014 Spring Legislative Session

By Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett

1. The new Off Road Vehicle Act creates better management for users of quads, off road motorbikes and snowmobiles. It will encourage responsible use and add a stronger compliance and enforcement regime without discouraging this legitimate form of recreation.

2. The new Water Sustainability Act replaces outdated legislation and contains measures to protect stream health, regulate groundwater, address water use during times of scarcity and expand opportunities to participate in decision-making processes.

3. Agriculture Land Commission Act amendments will help farmers earn a living and stay on their land by creating additional considerations for decision-making that will allow panels of regional people to consider economic and social-cultural factors when making decisions about land within the Reserve.

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