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Green Municipal Fund Supports Sechelt’s Effort to Remove Hormones and Pharmaceuticals from Reclaimed Water
Funding from the Green Municipal Fund will be used to conduct a field test to evaluate a novel method for removing hormones, pharmaceuticals and other endocrine-disrupting compounds from treated wastewater effluent prior to use as reclaimed water. - Friday, January 30, 2015

Quesnel City Council Cuts Its Travel and Discretionary Spending
In an effort to help address a 2015 revenue shortfall and to avoid raising taxes by 4.1% just to maintain programs and services at 2014 levels, Quesnel City Council cut its own travel budget by 34% and made significant cuts to its discretionary spending. - Thursday, January 29, 2015

Comox Valley Regional District and CUPE Agree on New Four Year Deal
The Comox Valley Regional District and CUPE 556, the union local representing approximately 72 employees, have agreed on a new, four year collective agreement. The agreement, which will cover the period from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018, provides for an eight percent increase over the four years. - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Job Postings Bids & Tenders
Labourer 1 - City of North Vancouver, BCInventory Clerk/Records Clerk/Clerical Position - RCMP - City of Surrey, BCPainter - City of Victoria, BCOperations Worker II - Park and Golf Operations, VanDusen Botanical Garden - City of Vancouver, BCUtility Maintenance Worker - City of Vancouver, BCProgram Assistant I - Play Palace Attendant - City of Vancouver, BC Asphalt Mill and Fill (City of Kelowna)Karis Supportive Housing - Public Art Project (City of Kelowna)Pleasant Valley Road Rehabilitation (City of Vernon)Supply and Installation of Hot Mix Asphaltic Concrete and Sand Mix (City of Kelowna)Hot Mix Asphalt Road Patching (2015, 2016, 2017) (City of Penticton)
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Online Foundations of Cultural Planning Course - UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and DevelopmentVancouver, February 2 - April 5, 2015.CPMS Winter 2015 Management Fundamentals Programs - Canadian Professional Management ServicesVancouver, February 2 - 4, 2015.Free public lecture: 12 Affordable Housing Ideas for Vancouver - Simon Fraser UniversityVancouver, February 2, 2015Asset Management: an over view of what it's all about - GFOAVictoria, February 3, 2015CommUnity Innovation Lab - Fresh Outlook FoundationKamloops, February 3 - 5, 2015. Fresh 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, 2015Broadwell Services Inc. - Accounting Comes AliveVictoria, February 23, 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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