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1 In this Act:

  • “approving officer” means an approving officer as defined in the Land Title Act;
  • “assessment roll” means, in relation to a tax under Part 17, an assessment roll under Division 5 of that Part;
  • “board” means, in relation to a regional district, the board of directors for the regional district;
  • “building inspector” means, in relation to a regional district, an individual designated by the board as a building inspector for the regional district;
  • “chair” means,
  • (a) in relation to a regional district, the chair of the board elected under section 215, and
  • (b) in relation to an improvement district, the chair of the improvement district board elected under section 685;
  • “conservation” includes, in relation to heritage, any activity undertaken to protect, preserve or enhance the heritage value or heritage character of heritage property or an area;
  • “corporate officer” means,
  • (a) in relation to a regional district, the regional district officer assigned responsibility under section 236,
  • (b) in relation to an improvement district, the improvement district officer assigned responsibility under section 695, and
  • (c) in relation to the City of Vancouver, the City Clerk under section 220 of the Vancouver Charter;
  • “designated local government officer” means the designated municipal officer or designated regional district officer, as applicable;
  • “designated regional district officer” means
  • (a) the regional district officer assigned responsibility under section 234 in relation to the matter, or
  • (b) if no assignment referred to in paragraph (a) has been made, the regional district corporate officer;
  • “district municipality” includes a township;
  • “greenhouse gas” has the same meaning as in the Climate Change Accountability Act;
  • “heritage character” means the overall effect produced by traits or features which give property or an area a distinctive quality or appearance;
  • “heritage property” means property that
  • (a) has, in the opinion of a body or person authorized to exercise a power under this Act or the Community Charter in relation to the property, sufficient heritage value or heritage character to justify its conservation, or
  • (b) is protected heritage property;
  • “heritage value” means historical, cultural, aesthetic, scientific or educational worth or usefulness of property or an area;
  • “housing information” means the housing information collected under section 585.21 [collection of housing information];
  • “housing needs report” means a housing needs report within the meaning of Division 22 of Part 14;
  • “improvement district” means an improvement district, including a mountain resort improvement district, incorporated under this or any other Act;
  • “local government” means
  • (a) the council of a municipality, and
  • (b) the board of a regional district;
  • “local trust committee” means a local trust committee within the meaning of the Islands Trust Act;
  • “manage”, with respect to land, improvements, personal property or other property, includes conserve, use, develop, construct, improve, operate, administer and maintain, as applicable;
  • “mountain resort improvement district” means a mountain resort improvement district incorporated under section 676;
  • “mountain resort municipality” means a mountain resort municipality incorporated under section 8;
  • “municipality” means, in relation to a regional district, a municipality in the regional district and, in the case of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, includes the City of Vancouver;
  • “participant” means,
  • (a) in relation to a municipal participating area, the council of the municipality,
  • (b) in relation to an electoral participating area, the director of the electoral area, and
  • (c) in relation to a treaty first nation participating area, the governing body of the treaty first nation;
  • “participating area” means a municipal participating area, an electoral participating area or a treaty first nation participating area, as applicable;
  • “partnering agreement” means, in relation to a regional district, an agreement between the regional district and a person or public authority under which the person or public authority agrees to provide a service on behalf of the regional district, other than a service referred to in section 338(2)(a) and (b);
  • “protected heritage property” means property that is
  • (a) protected under section 12.1(2) of the Heritage Conservation Act,
  • (b) designated as protected under bylaws made under section 611 of this Act, or
  • (c) included under section 614(3)(b) of this Act in a schedule to an official community plan;
  • “regional district” means, as applicable,
  • (a) a regional district incorporated under this Act, or
  • (b) the geographic area of a regional district corporation referred to in paragraph (a);
  • “registrar of land titles” mean a registrar of titles as defined in the Land Title Act;
  • “regulatory service” means, in relation to a regional district, the exercise of a regulatory authority conferred on a regional district under this or another Act, other than the exercise of specified regulatory authority;
  • “resort region” means a resort region designated under section 583;
  • “rural land use bylaw” means a bylaw referred to in section 457;
  • “security issuing bylaw” means a security issuing bylaw under section 411;
  • “service” means, in relation to a regional district,
  • (a) an activity, work or facility undertaken or provided by or on behalf of the regional district and the exercise of specified regulatory authority in relation to such an activity, work or facility, and
  • (b) a regulatory service;
  • “service area” means, in relation to a regional district, the area in which a service is provided, being comprised of the participating areas for the service;
  • “subdivision servicing bylaw” means a bylaw under section 506;
  • “Surveyor General” has the same meaning as in the Land Act;
  • “taxing treaty first nation” has the same meaning as in the Treaty First Nation Taxation Act;
  • “treaty first nation participating area” means the area of the treaty lands of a treaty first nation that is in a service area;
  • “trust council” has the same meaning as in the Islands Trust Act;
  • “zoning bylaw” means a bylaw under section 479.

2003-52-163, effective January 1, 2004 (B.C. Reg. 465/2003); 2007-6-14, effective July 1, 2006; 2007-24-42; 2007-14-201, effective December 1, 2007 (B.C. Reg. 354/2007); 2008-5-75; 2008-23-11; 2008-42-34; 2007-36-115, effective April 3, 2009 (B.C. Reg. 55/2009); 2014-14-28; 2014-19-19; RSBC 2015-1-Schedule, s. 1, effective January 1, 2016 (B.C. Reg. 257/2015); 2018-23-53. 2018-32-5, Schedule, effective November 9, 2018 (B.C. Reg. 235/2018); Schedule 1; 2018-20-4, effective April 16, 2019 (B.C. Reg. 90/2019); 2019-26-34.