British Columbia Context

West Coast Environmental Law helps protect Sunshine Coast

With help from West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL), a two-year effort to protect the Sunshine Coast’s Hotel Lake from harmful water withdrawals is successful. The Environmental Appeal Board has limited the amount of water that can be withdrawn from Hotel Lake until studies demonstrate that increased water use will not harm the lake.

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Authorities and regulations that protect B.C.

Federal, provincial, and local governments have created many acts, regulations, and bylaws that are administered by various jurisdictions each having different mandates. The Fraser Basin Council has put all these water-related guidelines into one document.

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