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  1. Agricultural Land Commission No Longer Reviewing Cannabis Production
    The Ministry of Agriculture has undertaken legislative and regulatory amendments that change provincial policy on cannabis production in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). A key change is the classification of all cannabis production in the ALR as farm use. As a result, applications to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) are no longer required for any form of cannabis production in the ALR.

    May 23, 2019
  2. Town of Ladysmith Celebrates Local Government Awareness Week
    On Tuesday May 21st, the Town of Ladysmith staff and Council planted a sequoia tree at Transfer Beach Park in celebration of Local Government Awareness Week in British Columbia. Funding and support for the event was provided by the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia (LGMA) and the BC Hydro Community Regreening Grant. The LGMA supports professional devleopment of local government employees and this year marks the not-for-profit organization's 100th anniversary. The Town of Ladysmith employs 97 people across five departments, providing services and programming for the community.

    May 23, 2019
  3. New Poll: Canadians Trust Municipal Governments Most to Deliver Better Quality of Life
    A new nation-wide poll confirms that Canadians view municipal governments as the most trusted order of government to improve quality of life in their communities.

    May 23, 2019
  4. District of Saanich Aquatic Employees Receive Vital Link Awards
    Four Saanich aquatic staff were recently honoured with Vital Link awards from BC Emergency Health Services for their quick and skillful life-saving actions at a cardiac arrest emergency.

    May 22, 2019
  5. City of Parksville Launches Let’s Talk Parksville! Engagement Platform
    On May 21, the City of Parksville launched a new citizen engagement platform called, Let’s Talk Parksville. This new platform provides an easy and secure way for our residents to participate online and will improve the City’s tools for community engagement. We hope this forum will change the way Parksville residents share ideas and access information about City programs, services and decisions.

    May 21, 2019
  6. Flood Risk Assessment, Mitigation Funds Help BC Communities
    Twenty-two local and regional governments have been approved to receive their share of more than $3 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support flood risk assessment, mapping and mitigation planning.

    May 17, 2019
  7. Vancouver Simplifying Building Process with New Online Tools
    The City of Vancouver has unveiled its latest suite of permit and building process improvements with new changes that simplify, clarify, and update regulations to create more consistency for users.

    May 17, 2019
  8. Dawson Creek Opts In on the Provincial Review of the Kiskatinaw Watershed
    Council's concern is with the potential health hazards that elevated levels of pollutants may pose for those in and around the Kiskatinaw, who may partake in recreational activities along the watershed in areas upstream of the drinking water intake.

    May 17, 2019
  9. Recent Approvals Mark Major Milestone for Comox Valley Water Treatment Project
    Scheduled to be operational in 2021, at an estimated cost of $110 million, the new water treatment system will meet current health standards, eliminate turbidity related boil water notices, and deliver safe, high quality drinking water to Comox Valley residents for decades to come.

    May 15, 2019
  10. Province to Study Fixed-Link Rapid Transit for North Shore
    To consider new ways to connect people to communities and businesses more efficiently, the Province, TransLink and municipal funding partners will study the technical feasibility of a potential rapid-transit crossing across Burrard Inlet to the North Shore.

    May 15, 2019
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