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Supreme Court Supports Campbell River's Property Tax Rates for Managed Forest Lands
Supreme Court of British Columbia supports city's position that provincial legislation provides specific authority to set separate tax rates within the same property class where, as in this case, there is a municipal boundary extension approved through the operation of that legislation. - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Township of Langley Mayor Announces New Public Engagement Standing Committee
A better public engagement process and enhanced communication between Township of Langley Council, its staff, and residents will be sought by a new standing committee appointed by Mayor Jack Froese. - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

City of New Westminster Becomes BC's First Dementia-Friendly City Council
At city hall, New Westminster councillors participated in Dementia Friends training conducted by the Alzheimer Society of BC. - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Legal Assistant - Legal Services - City of Surrey, BCFinancial Management Systems (FMS) Solutions Manager - City of Surrey, BCFacility Attendant - City of Abbotsford, BCData Technician - Victoria Airport Authority, BCTechnical Field Arborist (Two Regular Full Time Positions) - City of Victoria, BCExecutive Assistant to Mayor and Council - City of Port Moody, BC Traffic Line Painting (Township of Spallumsheen)Capacitor Banks (City of Penticton)Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance and Service Calls (District of Peachland)Okanagan Landing Flood Protection 2015 Works - Phase 1 (City of Vernon)Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw Updates (City of Fernie)
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Leading People to Peak Performance - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)Victoria, January 27 - 28, 2015.Showing Accountabilty and Results: Practical Strategies for Local Government - GFOA BC and LGMA BCNanaimo, January 27, 2015Elected Officials Seminar #1 for AVICC Communities - Local Government Leadership AcademyParksville, January 27 - 29, 2015.Alternative models for infrastructure procurement and financing: How to minimize risk while getting the best value for money - BC Water & Waste AssociationOnline, January 28, 2015The Art of Minute Taking - Raincoast VenturesVancouver, January 28, 2015 GFOA BC and LGMA BC - Showing Accountabilty and Results: Practical Strategies for Local GovernmentKelowna, January 29, 2015Fresh Outlook Foundation - CommUnity Innovation LabKamloops, February 3 - 5, 2015GFOA - Asset Management: An overview. Why it's more critical now than ever before.Victoria, February 3, 2015Municipal Matrix Inc. - Best Practices in Municipal Budget Document PresentationOnline, February 5, 2015GFOA of BC - Taxation and Assessment: 12 Month Webinar Series (2015 - 2016)Webinar, February 18 - January 20, 2016Capital Regional District - Complete Streets | Complete Communities | Happy CitiesVictoria, February 19, 2015
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Open Data BC Local Government Open Data CatalogueOpen Data HandbookMaking You Data Open: A GuideOpenDataBC   Procurement and Asset Management Oversight of Capital Project Planning and Procurement - Auditor General for Local GovernmentSustainable Cities Infrastructure Costing GuideDynamic Downtowns WorkbookA Toolkit for Municipal Asset Management   Municipal Elections Ministry of CDCD - What's New in Proposed Elections Legislation (2014)Ministry of CSCD - Local Elections 2014Elections BC - Local Elections Campaign Financing page   Zero Waste Central Kootenay Regional District: What is Zero Waste?Cowichan Valley Regional District: Zero Waste ChallengeCowichan Valley Regional District: Zero Waste Resources

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