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Regulatory Bulletin, July 2023

Drought Conditions & Water Restriction Updates Released for British Columbia

This month, the province of British Columbia released a statement announcing that two-thirds of provincial river basins are in drought level 4 or 5, urging water conservation practices across the province. Responding to the situation, the BC Energy Regulator has taken measures to expand water suspensions to multiple watersheds, and more protection orders to water licensees may be imminent if drought conditions worsen.

Additionally, this issue brings attention to the second wave of federal investment in critical mineral projects, aiming at advancing commercial technology readiness. As part of this evolving budgetary focus, the Government of Canada has also released guideline documents with a clear objective of gradually phasing out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.

Download the full document for further information on climate action initiatives and policy updates from across Canada.

About: This bulletin highlights the regulatory changes and updates within the energy and natural resource sectors in North America that the Integrated Sustainability team has been tracking through July 2023.


  • Government of Canada to Invest in Critical Minerals Value Chain
  • Government of Canada Delivers on Key Climate Commitment to Phase Out Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies


  • Mandate Letters for Alberta Energy & Minerals and the Minister of Environment & Protected Areas
  • Alberta Invests 60 Million to Emission Reduction Technology
  • Brine-Hosted Minerals Water Analysis
  • AER’s Application Target Timelines Updated
  • AER Releases Annual Report

British Columbia

  • On-Site Methane Surveys
  • Restoration Activity in AMS
  • More Water Suspensions in BC, Drought Conditions Causing Potential for Long-Term Shortages


  • Targeted Mineral Exploration Incentive

Feature Report

  • Wapiti River Hydat Station Updated

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