The Healthy Communities teams at Northern Health Authority and Interior Health Authority are pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 Northern Healthy Communities Forum in Williams Lake, BC.
This event is held annually in conjunction with the NCLGA Annual General Meeting, and the theme for this year is Resilient & Healthy Communities. We are bringing together provincial healthy communities experts, local government, health authority leaders and staff, and local community partners to discuss and address emerging health topics of importance to our communities.
Join us for this free, one-day opportunity to network, build and share knowledge, and highlight the successes in improving the health of our northern population. Register HERE to secure your spot.
For questions about the event, contact Holly Hughes, Healthy Settings Advisor for Northern Health Authority at 250-645-6348.
The National Energy Board is providing a great opportunity to engage with you during the Networking Breakfast from 8:00 – 8:45 am on Thursday, May 9th. In this informal session, the National Energy Board (NEB) will be set up in the reception area to provide highlights from the NEB modernization most relevant to local governments.
The focus of the session will be to seek feedback and input on a proposed cost apportionment regulatory tool. If passed, the proposed Canadian Energy Regulator Act would provide the newly formed Canadian Energy Regulator with the authority to address the apportionment of costs directly incurred by parties working near federally-regulated pipelines (these could relate to construction or ground disturbances). Given the various land use pressures and interests of local governments working around federally regulated pipelines, the NEB is seeking early feedback from local governments to inform the regulatory scoping process.
For more information please visit: http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/bts/ctrg/frp/s335cstpprtnmntrgltrtl-eng.html
"2020 and Beyond: Working Together towards a Clean Growth Future"
Join the BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council (BCMCLC) and Community Energy Association (CEA) for an in-depth look at the future of climate action in the region. Learn about the Province's CleanBC Plan and the resulting opportunities available to local governments. Explore how to maximize community benefits, such as economic development and health, through regional collaboration applying a "climate lens" across all local government service areas. Practice communicating the co-benefits of climate action in your community and leave the session with tools and resources to move initiatives forward.
Co-facilitated by BCMCLC and CEA, this interactive session will feature guests and success stories from regional local governments and partners, and peer learning through facilitated table discussion. We will also be joined by a representative from the Climate Action Secretariat, who will share information and lead a discussion about the upcoming new provincial climate adaptation strategy.
This event is free but space is limited so please register HERE in advance through Eventbrite.