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Regional growth strategy case files
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1996 - 2006 (Creation)
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1.6 m of textual records, maps, and electronic records
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In 1996, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing when the functions relating to housing were transferred back to it when the Ministry of Housing, Recreation and Consumer Services was disestablished (OIC 205/96). In 1998, the ministry was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (OIC 177/98).
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In 1998, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (OIC 177/98). In 2001, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs was renamed as the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services (OIC 565/01). Functions from the following disestablished ministries were also added: Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs; Ministry of Immigration and Multiculturalism; Ministry of Women's Equality; Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture; and Ministry of Community Development, Cooperatives and Volunteers.
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In 2001 the Ministry of Municipal Affairs was renamed the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services (OIC 565/2001). Functions from the following disestablished ministries were also added: Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs; Ministry of Immigration and Multiculturalism; Ministry of Women's Equality; Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture; and Ministry of Community Development, Cooperatives and Volunteers.
In 2005, the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services was renamed the Ministry of Community Services, and functions related to Aboriginal Affairs were transferred to the newly created Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (OIC 450/2005).
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The Ministry of Community Services was formed in 2005 to replace the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services (OIC 450/2008). The new ministry was responsible for all of the functions of the former ministry with the exception of the functions relating to First Nations and Treaty Negotiations which were transferred to the newly created Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. The mandate of the Ministry of Community Services was to promote livable and sustainable communities. It did this by collaborating with First Nations, municipalities, regional districts, in accordance with the Community Charter and Local Government Act; providing advice and resources to local governments to plan for sustainable development and to address for social issues; work with groups to address women's and seniors issues. The Ministry of Community Services was replaced in 2008 by the Ministry of Community Development (OIC 430/2008).
Scope and content
The series consists of advisory and informational records developed by the provincial government for local governments to facilitate developing, adopting, and implementing regional growth strategies, which are strategic plans that commit participating municipalities and regional districts to a course of action to meet common social, economic, and environmental objectives, 1996-2006. The Local Government Act (RSBC 1998, c. 323) provides a framework for interactive planning between regional districts, municipalities, and the provincial government for creating these long-term land and resource management plans at the regional level. The plans often deal with rapid urban growth and its effect on matters such as air quality, affordable housing, transportation, drinking water, farmland, and wilderness, and natural areas. Some of the records in this series cover provincial government involvement in major projects such as large-scale transportation projects that may have significant environmental, economic, social, cultural, and health effects. The Local Government Department, part of the Ministry of Community Services and its predecessors, is responsible for this set of records.
This series is arranged by regional district or project name. The records include correspondence, memoranda, briefing notes, bylaws, minutes, agreements, and reports. The records are classified under growth strategy case files (55700-20) of the Local Government Services ORCS, 2006.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development in 2016.
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A finding aid is available: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Document/Finding_Aids_Atom/GR-3501_to_GR-4000/GR-3973.pdf
Related materials note: Land use planning and management records concerning local government in BC, including official community plans and their amendment, are also located in series GR-3656 and GR-3647. Other records concerning local government bylaw advice and approvals are located in series GR-3635.
Further accruals are expected.
Accession number(s): 96-0311, 94-0066
Includes 4 compact discs.