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Land Reserve Commission
Working Farms, Working Forests

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"A Comparative Cost Analysis of the Nisga'a Treaty"

Item is a photocopied version of "A Comparative Cost Analysis of the Nisga'a Treaty: An update of a study on the Nisga'a Agreement-In-Principle prepared for the BC Fisheries Survival Coalition" by Robin M. Richardson prepared for John M. Cummins, MP Delta-South Richmond, February 10, 1999. Includes accompanying rough draft comments by A.R. Dobell refuting Richardson's work and a copy of email correspondence to the Nisga'a Analysis Work Group.

"A Land Use Planning Framework"

File includes copies of "A Land Use Planning Framework" from July 1977 by the BC Ministry of Environment, Environment and Land Use Committee Secretariat, Resource Planning Unit. Also includes related printed transparencies.

"A Modest and Far From Perfect Discussion Paper for the Creation of an Affiliation or Federation of All Outdoor and Adventure Tourism Associations and Operators in British Columbia"

Item is a photocopied version of "A Modest and Far From Perfect Discussion Paper for the Creation of an Affiliation or Federation of All Outdoor and Adventure Tourism Associations and Operators in British Columbia" prepared by the BCFROA with assistance from D. Russell, ARA Consulting.

Agricultural Land Commission 1972-1978

File consists of Gary Runka's records during his roles as general manager of the BC Land Commission (appointed 1973) and as the chairman of the Agricultural Land Commission (1975-1978) during its formative years. Includes correspondence, reports, informational material, and maps. Highlights include:

  • A statement by Gordan Gram delivered 30 March 1976 entitled "Land Commission: Acquisition and Land Management"
  • "Brief to the Commission of Inquiry on Property Assessment and Taxation" submitted by the B.C. Land Commission (29 April 1976)
  • "Possibilities for Improved Land Management of Class 4 Lands in ALR: A Report to the British Columbia Land Commission" by Terence Lewis (12 Dec. 1975)
  • Newspaper articles about the Commission's work and Runka's departure in 1978
  • "Script for: Saving the Land - Bernholtz Study Project - A Slide Tape Presentation"
  • "Green Paper on Planning for Agriculture: Food Land Guidelines" from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (1977)
  • "Where Have the Farm Lands Gone?" pamphlet (1979)
  • "Official Regional, Settlement, Community Plan Project 1978-1979"
  • "Preserving Agricultural Land: Guidelines for Action" booklet (1978)
  • Gary Runka's 1978 resignation letter

Maps include:

  • Photocopy of BC Provincial Land Commission, "Agricultural Land Reserve Plan, East Kootenay Regional District", map no. 82K/9, base sheet 16 of 17, last amended July 1994.
  • Photocopy of BC Provincial Land Commission, "Agricultural Land Reserve Plan, East Kootenay Regional District", map no. 82G/12, base sheet 8 of 17, last amended Oct. 1995.
  • Photocopy of BC Provincial Land Commission, "Agricultural Land Reserve Plan, Thompson-Nicola Regional District", map no. 92L/1, base sheet 14 of 43, original dated August 1974.
  • Photocopy of BC Provincial Land Commission, "Agricultural Land Reserve Plan, Thompson-Nicola Regional District", map no. 92L/2, base sheet 15 of 43, last amended Oct. 1998.
  • Reproduction of B.C. Land Inventory (C.L.I.) base map 82E/3 showing Agricultural Land Reserve Boundary in the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, amended to July 1996.
  • Reproduction of B.C. Land Inventory (C.L.I.) base map 82E/6 showing Agricultural Land Reserve Boundary in the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, originally dated February 1974.
  • Reproduction of B.C. Land Inventory (C.L.I.) base map 82E/12 showing Agricultural Land Reserve Boundary in the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, amended to Oct. 1995.

Agricultural Land Commission 1979-1982

File consists of Gary Runka's records relating to the Agricultural Land Commission after departing his role as Chairman. During this period he consulted for the ALC and continued on as a part-time Commission member. Includes correspondence, papers, informational material, and newspaper clippings. Highlights include:

  • Joan Sawicki's notes on the history and overview of the Canada Land Inventory
  • Pamphlet on Railway Right-of-Way Abandonment Problems for Farmland
  • David Stupich MLA Nanaimo Legislative Report 16 Oct. 1979 "An Open Letter to the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists, BC Federation of Agriculture, the United Church of Canada and SPEC and to all other individuals and organizations that support the concept of preserving agricultural land under the aegis of the BC Land Commission"
  • Telegraph from Rafe Mair, Minister of Environment, to ALC staff
  • Gary Runka's 1979 resignation letter (to end his involvement with the ALC)
  • ALC In-house discussion paper drafts
  • "Farm Taxation - A Growing Concern"
  • "Bibliography of Articles Pertaining to Agricultural Land Preservation in British Columbia"
  • "Farmland in British Columbia: A general fact sheet by SPEC Society Promoting Environmental Conservation"
  • Newspaper article featuring interview with Gary Runka "Saving farmland shouldn't have to be a political issue"
  • "The Land - Always the Land" film proposal by Robert Nichol (1980)
  • "The Effects of Zoning and Development Controls on Rural Landowners and Users" by Edward Manning (Oct. 1979)
  • "Farmland and Farming in British Columbia" by Raymond Rodgers
  • "Submission to the Agricultural Land Commission by John Rogers, Commissioner, re: Homesite Severance"
  • "The B.C. Land Commission: Keeping the Options Open" informational booklet
  • Joint statement by BC Institute of Agrologists and BC Federation of Agriculture opposing land use policy recommendations in the final report of the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture
  • "B.C. Land Commission critical Path of ALR Plans" prepared by Joan Sawicki (1978)
  • Vancouver Sun front page news article "Ex-chairman resigns from land commission" (5 Oct. 1979)
  • Newspaper article " 'B.C. agriculture threatened' says former land commissioner"
  • "In Defence of Rangeland" by Geoffrey Paynter, presented to the Regional District of Central Okanagan (June 1979)
  • "Submission to the Regional District of Central Okanagan from the BC Federation of Agriculture, the BC Fruit Growers Association, the Association of BC Grape Growers, and the BC Cattlemen's Association pursuant to By-law #22 (Oct. 1979)

Agricultural Land Commission 1981-1993

File consists of Gary Runka's records relating to the Agricultural Land Commission after ending his direct involvement with the Commission. Includes correspondence, papers, informational material, and newspaper clippings. Highlights include:

  • Bill 42 - 1993 "Cabinet Appeals Abolition Act"
  • Bill 33 - "Golf Course Development Moratorium Act"
  • Signed letter from Premier Mike Harcourt responding to Runka's letter regarding golf course development in the ALR
  • Agricultural Land Commission comments on the Forest Resources Commission Report of April 1991
  • Planning Institute of British Columbia position paper on Agricultural Land Preservation
  • "Framework Approach - Okanagan Similkameen - Land Suitability for Specific Agricultural Crops" for BC Agricultural Land Commission by Gary Runka, G.G. Runka Land Sense Ltd. (March 1993)
  • "ALR Advisory: An Information Bulletin from the B.C. Agricultural Land Commission" Vol. 1 No. 1 (Jan. 1993)
  • Debates of the Legislative Assembly, Thursday, May 7, 1992 Afternoon Sitting, the Hon. Joan Sawicki, Speaker
  • "Farmland Protection Options for the 1990s" pamphlet
  • "The land: To reserve or let go?" weekend special article in the Vancouver Sun featuring Gary Runka (22 March 1986)
  • "Ex-ALC boss: Golf course decision bad" news article in the Times Colonist (28 July 1992)
  • "Restoring the Integrity of the ALR" by Bill Barlee, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1992)
  • "Voter Turnout Signals Support for the ALR" news release (7 Oct. 1992)
  • "Socred Abuse of Power and the ALR" New Democrats Campaign backgrounder (1991)
  • "Time to Stop Socred Interference in Farmland Decisions" New Democrats Campaign news release
  • "Agricultural Land Commission Fencing Specifications"
  • "A Sad Story of Good Politics and Poor Land Use--The Agriculture Lease Rush of the Late 1960's and Early 1970's in the North-Central Interior" by W. (Bill) Young, BC Forestry Association president (1987)
  • "British Columbia Agricultural Land Commission: An Overview Report" (Feb. 1990)

Agricultural Land Commission 1993

File consists of records relating to the Agricultural Land Commission and Gary Runka's consulting work for the ALC in 1993. Includes a G.G. Runka Land Sense Ltd. Invoice to the ALC for his services for the 1993 ALC symposium and the "preparation of a framework approach to land suitability for agriculture mapping for a range of crops within the Okanagan Valley, as follow up to the land suitability for tree fruits initiative of the Okanagan Valley Tree Fruit Authority", as well as a copy of the government contract for the latter. Also includes correspondence, news clippings, data, and background information.

Agricultural Land Commission 1994-2001

File consists of records relating to the Agricultural Land Commission. Includes correspondence, news releases, background information, papers, and memoranda. Highlights include:

  • "Merger Update: Agricultural Land Commission & Forest Land Commission" into a single Land Reserve Commission (October 1999)
  • Letter from the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission to all local governments re: "Cancellation of General Order #168/74"
  • "Agri-Tourist Accommodation in the ALR: An Agricultural Land Commission Policy" (25 June 1997)
  • ALC memorandum re: "General Order #726/95 - Farm Retail Sales in the Agricultural Land Reserve"
  • "Reserve Opinion: An Information Bulletin from British Columbia's Land Reserve Commission" issues Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4, 6, 8 (2002-2003)
  • Land Reserve Commission staff directory (ca. 2000)
  • "Growing Together: The Rural-Urban Connection" issues
  • "Land Reserve Commission Performance Plan 2001.02 to 2003/04"
  • "Farms & Forests for the Future: A Strategic Plan for British Columbia's Land Reserve Commission 2000-2005"
  • "ALR Advisory" Nov. 1997 (Vol. 5, No. 3), Sept. 1998 (Vol. 6, No. 2), Feb. 2000 (Vol. 7, No. 3)
  • "Utility ad Road Rights-of-Way and Agricultural Land" pamphlet by the ALC
  • "Planning Subdivisions near Agriculture" pamphlet by the ALC
  • "Preserving Out Foodlands" pamphlet by the ALC
  • "Report on Quantitative Research" prepared for Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (June 1997)
  • "FLR News" summer 1997 (Vol. 1 No. 1)
  • "Conditions for Pipeline Installation within the Agricultural Land Reserve"
  • "Land Within the Agricultural Land Reserve by Regional District & Municipal Jurisdictions" list (Jan. 1994)
  • "Farm Population" factsheet by the ALC

Agricultural Land Commission 2001-2007

File consists of records relating to the Agricultural Land Commission. Includes correspondence, news releases, background information, papers, drafts, newspaper clippings, and memoranda. Highlights include:

  • "The Exclusion of Land from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR): A Focus on the 1997 to 2000 Period - Summary Points" by Barry Smith
  • "A Commitment to the Future: A Proposal for the Protection and Management of Richmond and Delta Farmland and Fraser Wetlands" (2007)
  • "Protecting Agricultural Land in British Columbia: A Citizen's Guide"
  • "Protecting the Working Landscape of Agriculture: A Smart Growth Direction for Municipalities in British Columbia" by Deborah Curran, West Coast Environmental Law (2005)
  • "Smart Growth BC's Position on the Provincial Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR)" (2003)
  • "Use It or Lose It" article in BC Business by Katherine Gordon (2006)
  • "The Rural-Urban Connection: Growing Together in Greater Vancouver" by Barry E. Smith and Susan Haid (2004)
  • "Threats to Your Foodlands: Protecting B.C. Food Security" pamphlet by the ALR Protection and Enhancement Committee (2005)
  • "Protecting the Agricultural Land Reserve: Our Foodlands under Threat" paper by the ALR Protection and Enhancement Committee (2005)
  • "BC Cattlemen's Association Agricultural Land Reserve Information Brief"
  • "Bill 21 - 2002 Agricultural Land Commission Act"
  • Land Reserve Commission of British Columbia local government seminars informational material
  • Job advertisement for the position of the Chair of the Agricultural Land Commission
  • "Agricultural Land Commission/Oil and Gas Commission Delegation Background Note" (2003)
  • "ALC Reserve Opinion: An Information Bulletin from British Columbia's Agricultural Land Commission" Spring 2003 (Vol. 1, No. 7)

Agricultural Land Commission 2008-2013

File consists of records relating to the Agricultural Land Commission. Includes correspondence, news releases, background information, papers, and memoranda. Highlights include:

  • "ALC Technical Report Review Process Executive Summary, July 16, 2013 Meeting with Commission"
  • "Agricultural Land Commission: Development of a Qualified Professional Roster" (2013)
  • "Changing the Way We Do Business: An Update on the Transition of the Agricultural Land Commission" (2012)

Agricultural Land Commission Statistics

File consists of original copies of Agricultural Land Commission statistical reports for the British Columbia Agricultural Land Reserve. Includes reports for: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997.

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