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Supporting B.C. Farmers in the ALR: Public Engagement Report Recap and Call for Feedback

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 04, 2020

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Call for Feedback on B.C. Government’s Proposed Changes to Legislation for Housing on ALR Land Between September 19 and November 15, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture undertook public consultations to continue to address how to strengthen farming in B.C. The findings can be downloaded here. In 2019, the Province of B.C. implemented new regulations on land in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) through Bill 52. In response to public feedback on the new regulations, the Ministry has “started policy work on several residential options, while continuing to prioritize preserving the land to be used for farming or ranching. The Policy Intentions Paper … Continue reading Supporting B.C. Farmers in the ALR: Public Engagement Report Recap and Call for Feedback

What’s New with Bill 52: Changes to the ALR

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 11, 2019 2 Comments

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UPDATE JANUARY 27, 2020: In response to public feedback on Bill 52, the Ministry of Agriculture undertook public consultations in the fall of 2019. Those consultations resulted in a report and policy intentions paper that outline proposed policy changes – check out our recap on the suggested changes, and be sure to provide your input for policy consideration! ———- The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) was established in 1973 to protect 4.7 million hectares of land in BC for agriculture – less than 5% of the province’s total land base. The ALR is managed by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). In 2018, … Continue reading What’s New with Bill 52: Changes to the ALR