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Province cutting red tape for resource development

Cutting red tape is touted repeatedly by all levels of government and yesterday, B.C. took a huge step in doing just that, at least for the resource sector.

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA and Minister of State for Rural Economic Development, Donna Barrnett officially launched a new web site in Williams Lake that has been a year-and-a-half in the development, which brings the six major resource ministry’s under one portal.

The new web site will allow people and companies interested in resource -based investments, to do all their work on a single site and no longer have to jump from ministry to ministry repeating what was just done on another site.

Minister Barrnett is very happy about the changes the new site brings to the table…”certainly will be user friendly for industries, for people wishing, that look at opportunities , they won’t have to go to seven or eight or 10 different web sites or start applications to only find out that’s an existing use and the land base is full.”

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The system will be continually updated with new protocols , beginning in the spring of next year.

The new site is up and running, and is accessible at https://portal.nrs.gov.bc.ca

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