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Vol: V  –  Issue: IX      September 28, 2006


Instant Notification – Coming Soon! – Quickscribe is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a very exciting initiative designed to keep you more informed than ever before!  

How will it work? – Using RSS feeds, Quickscribe has developed a unique tool that will provide clients with instant notification of amendments to legislation affecting YOUR specific area of interest.  Clients will have the option to select all legislation, individual Acts/Regulations or key groupings of related legislation (i.e. Forest and Environment, Motor Vehicle, etc.). Once you have made your selection, your work is done! The moment we consolidate and post a new amendment to any of the legislation on your list, a message will be sent directly to your desktop alerting you to the change.  The "alert page" will include a summary of the affected legislation. From there you will have the option to view the actual section at your discretion. We are pleased to be able to offer this new service to Quickscribe online clients at no additional cost!

Beta testing is underway and we hope to have the new system up and running before the end of October. Please feel free to email us with your thoughts or questions concerning this unique initiative.

Click for: 3rd Reading Bills (Spring 2006)

Click for:  ENERGY & MINES

Act or Regulation Affected Effective Date Amendment Information
Oil and Gas Commission Act Sept. 4, 2006 By 2006 Bill 30, s. 47 only (Reg. 211/2006) Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2006

Forest and Environment News:

Forest Information Mall (Public) – The Forest Information Mall provides one stop shopping to the information, applications and links that people need to conduct forest management in BC. The Mall does not contain information itself, but instead provides consolidated access to the numerous information sources located in a wide variety of internet sites. See: Forest Information Mall.

Mountain Pine Beetle Action Plan – The Mountain Pine Beetle Action Plan is the cornerstone of the Province's coordinated response to the mountain pine beetle infestation. The Action Plan guides all levels of government, communities, industries and stakeholders working to mitigate impacts of the pine beetle. For more information see Mountain Pine Beetle.

Consumer Taxation Branch Updates – See Updates. Recent updates: Logging Industry Bulletin SST 112 and Telecommunications Bulletin SST 107.

More Content Added! – As you may have noticed, we have added a few new Federal Acts/regulations, including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. More is on the way!

Act or Regulation Affected Effective Date Amendment Information
Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands Designated Area No. 2 (B.C. Reg. 122/2006) REPEALED!
Sept. 8/06
By Reg 251/2006
Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands Designated Area No. 3 (B.C. Reg. 251/2006) NEW!
Sept. 8/06
By Reg 251/2006
Hunting Regulation 190/84
Sept. 20/06 By Reg 257/2006
In-SHUCK-ch AIP Designated Area until March 31, 2010 (B.C. Reg. 256/2006) Sept. 8/06 By Reg 256/2006

Local Government News:

Union Of BC Municipalities Launches New Integrated Emergency Planning Program – The UBCM has launched its new Integrated Emergency Planning funding program for local governments and First Nations. The program is intended to provide neighbouring local governments and First Nations with the resources to work together to improve and integrate emergency response or recovery capability. See Emergency Planning.

BC Privacy Commissioner Urges Local Governments Not To Pass Surveillance Bylaw – In response to the growing number of local governments enacting bylaws requiring businesses to collect their customers' personal information and share it with local police agencies, British Columbia's Information and Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis released a discussion paper on Local Governments and the Growth of Surveillance. See Release.

FCM Submission on Municipal Infrastructure – The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) recently made a submission reiterating its call for immediate and long-term federal commitment to infrastructure investment. See Submission.

Act or Regulation Affected Effective Date Amendment Information
Class Size Regulation 245/2006 Sept. 8/06 By Reg 255/2006
Francophone Education Authorities Regulation 212/99 Sept. 8/06 By Reg 254/2006
Independent School Act Sept. 8/06 By 2004 Bill 12, s. 1&2 only (Reg. 249/2006) Education Statutes Amendment Act, 2004
Independent School Regulation 262/89 Sept. 8/06 By Reg 252/2006
Railway Property Designation and Form of Transfer Regulation 498/2003 Sept. 8/06 By Reg 245/2006
By Reg 246/2006
School Calendar Regulation 114/2002 Sept. 8/06 By Reg 255/2006
School Regulation 265/89 Sept. 8/06 By Reg 255/2006
Subdividable Property Designation (Deltaport Causeway) Regulation 245/2006 NEW!
Sept. 8/06
By Reg 245/2006
Subdividable Property Designation (Mud Bay Mil 8.0) Regulation 246/2006 NEW!
Sept. 8/06
By Reg 246/2006
Act or Regulation Affected Effective Date Amendment Information
Court Security Regulation 197/2002 Sept. 1/06 By Reg 113/2006
Sheriff Act Sept. 1/06 By 2006 Bill 17, s. 9-11 only (Reg. 130/2006) Attorney General Statutes Amendment Act, 2006
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