LR2: Removal of Lands from Agricultural Land Reserve
Sponsors: Peace River Regional District
Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership
WHEREAS the Cabinet Order in Council No. 148 excluding land within the Site C reservoir is the largest exclusion in the 43-year history of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR);
AND WHEREAS historically, there have been other Cabinet Orders for exclusion which
were subject to much more public input both for and against prior to a decision being made;
AND WHEREAS and this decision was made without public input or application:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of BC be requested to rescind Order in Council No. 148 until there has been adequate public input and respect shown for the legal requirements required to apply for removal of lands from the ALR.
On April 8, 2015, the Province of B.C., by Order in Council No. 148, removed lands both
Permanently and under Temporary exclusion from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Maps
showing exactly which lands have been removed, or if any of those lands are privately
owned, have not been made publicly available. Order in Council No. 148:
ORDER RESPECTING LANDS IN THE
AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE
I In this order:
“agricultural land reserve” has the same meaning as in the Agricultural Land
“permanent exclusion maps” means the series of 8 maps labelled “Site C
Permanent Exclusion ALR”, dated December 8, 2014, and with reference
number ARCS - 00140 - 20130914F, on file with the office of the deputy
minister, Ministry of Agriculture;
“temporary exclusion maps” means the 2 maps labelled “Site C Temporary
Exclusion ALR”, dated December 8, 2014, and with reference number ARCS - 00140 - 20l309l4F, on file with the office of the deputy minister, Ministry of Agriculture.
2 All the land shaded grey on the permanent exclusion maps is excluded from the
agricultural land reserve.
Temporarily excluded lands
3 All the land shaded grey on the temporary exclusion maps is excluded from the
agricultural land reserve until December 31, 2024.