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  1. North Okanagan Community Celebrates Multi-Million Dollar Wastewater Recovery Project
    The Wastewater Recovery Project has been four years in the making and has faced multiple hurdles due to the complex undertaking of creating an infrastructure asset that will benefit three jurisdictions in different ways for generations to come. On September 12, the community came together to celebrate one of the most significant milestones achieved to date for the project – the awarding of $24.3 million dollars from the federal and provincial governments.

    September 17, 2019
  2. Hazelton Opens Heart to its Community
    The Upper Skeena Recreation Centre is now open, complete with a new professional-sized indoor ice rink with heated seating for 500 spectators, plus a multi-purpose gym, fitness centre and meeting and social areas, including kitchen space.

    September 16, 2019
  3. Union of British Columbia Municipalities Releases Council & Board Remuneration Guide
    UBCM has developed a best practice guide to assist local governments in the development of fair and equitable remuneration polices for elected officials. The guide responds to a resolution (B148) endorsed at the 2018 UBCM convention. In recognition of local government autonomy and the need for approaches that reflect local needs and circumstances, the guide offers practical advice based on research findings and the experiences of municipalities and regional districts around the province.

    September 13, 2019
  4. Battery Electric Buses Charge into Service
    TransLink customers can now board zero-emission battery-electric buses when travelling through Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster. This two-and-a-half-year pilot brings TransLink one step closer toward reaching its goal of operating a fleet with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. Alongside lower emissions, customers can expect a smoother and quieter ride.

    September 12, 2019
  5. District of Lake Country Receives Funding for Indigenous Cultural Centre and Nature Park
    Lake Country Mayor Baker was at the Tsawwassen First Nation on Friday September 6, 2019, to hear Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility along with Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announce funding under the Community, Culture and Recreation program. They were in Tsawwassen toannounce that the Government of Canada along with the Government of British Columbia will be contributing $1,600,000 and $1,333,200 respectively, towards the construction of the Indigenous Cultural Centre and Nature Park in Lake Country. The facility will be a collaboration between Okanagan Indian Band and the District of Lake Country with a total cost of $4 million.

    September 12, 2019
  6. Municipality of North Cowichan Receives Major Grant to Build New Field House at Cowichan Sportsplex
    The Cowichan region’s premier outdoor sports, fitness, and recreation park will soon be getting a new field house thanks to a $1,067,684 grant from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

    September 12, 2019
  7. New City Policy in Coquitlam Promotes Neighbourly Construction
    City Council adopted a Good Neighbour Development Policy last night with the goal of reducing disputes between developers of infill projects (redeveloped properties in existing neighbourhoods) and nearby residents.

    September 11, 2019
  8. Updates to Green Municipal Fund Funding Offer
    To ensure our funding best serves Canadian municipalities, the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) occasionally makes updates to application criteria, deadlines and other key components of our funding products. Read below to learn about the latest changes.

    September 10, 2019
  9. Government of Canada invests in Western Canada Tourism
    Tourism is an inclusive sector that showcases Canada’s culture, diversity, natural beauty, and unique experiences to the world. It also delivers economic benefits across the country by supporting one in 10 jobs. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing in our tourism sector’s businesses and assets.

    September 10, 2019
  10. City of Nanaimo Recognized as a BC Climate Action Community
    The City of Nanaimo has been recognized by the joint Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee as a BC Climate Action Community. This recognition marks the City's achievement of Level Three in the Climate Action Recognition Program, the third of four levels.

    September 6, 2019
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