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Home Owner Grant Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 194

Under the Home Owner Grant Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 194, the Home Owner Grant Regulation (B.C. Reg. 100/2002) is amended to add “nurse practitioner” to the list of approved medical practitioners (effective May 26, 2014, B.C. Reg. 92/2014).

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BC Ministry of Finance White Paper to modernize the Society Act.

The BC Ministry of Finance has issued a White Paper to modernize the Society Act. The Ministry of Finance’s deadline for comment is: October 15, 2014.

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Chartered Professional Accountants Act (Bill 4)

The Chartered Professional Accountants Act (Bill 4) has passed First Reading.

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Building Act (Bill 3)

The Building Act (Bill 3) has passed First Reading.

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Mines Amendment Act, 2016 (Bill 8)

The Mines Amendment Act, 2016 (Bill 8) has passed First Reading.

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Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act (Bill 2)

The Great Bear Rainforest (Forest Management) Act (Bill 2) has passed First Reading.

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Agricultural Land Commission Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 36

The Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation (B.C. Reg. 171/2002) is amended (effective April 1, 2016, B.C. Reg. 71/2016).

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BC Ministry of Environment

The BC Ministry of Environment is seeking comment regarding its Intentions Paper: Spill Preparedness and Response in BC: Proposed Amendments to the Environmental Management Act and Proposed Regulations.

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Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488

The Limited Entry Hunting Regulation (B.C. Reg. 134/93) is amended (effective April 20, 2016, B.C. Reg. 95/2016).

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Building Act, S.B.C. 2015, c. 2 (Bill 3)

Sections 31 to 34 of Bill 3 and the Building Act Administrative Regulation are in force June 10, 2016 ( B.C. Reg. 133/2016). Also, the Building Act General Regulation is created (effective June 8, 2016, B.C. Reg. 131/2016).

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