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  1. Diane Kalen-Sukra Writes for the World
    In her book, Save Your City—subtitled “How toxic culture kills community and what to do about it”—Diane Kalen-Sukra tackles a big subject. With 25 years of experience as a community builder in a variety of leadership roles, Kalen-Sukra is raising her voice against the increasing, toxic incivility she sees everywhere—from the school yard to the workplace to the public square—and offers a list of doable actions that will redirect the trend.

    August 21, 2019
  2. City of Pitt Meadows Receives $412,000 for Flood Mitigation Plan
    The City of Pitt Meadows has received $412,000 in funding as part of the Government of Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) for the development of a Flood Mitigation Plan.

    August 21, 2019
  3. City of Revelstoke Launches Tech Strategy 2.0
    The City of Revelstoke has received $100,000 in funding from the B.C. Rural Dividend Fund to build on the success of its community-wide Technology Strategy.

    August 19, 2019
  4. The City of Kelowna's Wheelhouse: A New Way of Looking at Housing Needs
    The housing continuum model is a linear progression from homelessness or housing need to homeownership. Used around the word, it’s an approach to visually depict different segments of housing.

    August 19, 2019
  5. Columbia Basin Trust Working to Improve Flood Resiliency in Several Basin Communities
    Several Columbia Basin communities will soon have newly acquired, state-of-the-art data that will help them work toward reducing the risks and impacts associated with flooding. This is thanks to a project that is collecting LiDAR and orthophoto imagery of major water bodies near populated areas across the majority of the southern part of the Basin. Columbia Basin Trust brought partners together to secure the $2-million project.

    August 16, 2019
  6. Okanagan Water Board Responds to Federal Announcement on Mussels & Milfoil
    The Okanagan Basin Water Board is pleased to see a reprieve from the proposed federal endangered listing of the native Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel (RMRM). The matter has been referred for further study and consultation. The Water Board is now renewing its call to be permitted to continue rototilling invasive milfoil weeds at public beaches and boating areas.

    August 16, 2019
  7. City of Vancouver Launches New Open Data Portal
    The City of Vancouver has launched its new open data portal making it easier than ever for users to access, search, visualize, build maps, charts and explore the more than 160 public datasets available at, without ever having to leave the browser.

    August 15, 2019
  8. Artificial Intelligence Improving Bus Departure Estimates
    Customers will be able to better plan their journey on TransLink’s bus network, with a new machine learning algorithm improving the accuracy of departure estimates. The system-wide implementation follows a successful pilot program which saw 13 bus routes utilize this technology.

    August 15, 2019
  9. New Plan Helps Bulkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
    Farmers in the Bulkley-Nechako and Fraser-Fort George regions will have more support to adapt to climate change, following the development of the Bulkley-Nechako & Fraser-Fort George Regional Adaptation Strategies plan.

    August 14, 2019
  10. District of Elkford Recognized with FireSmart Canada Community Protection Achievement Award
    The District of Elkford has been recognized with the FireSmart Canada Community Protection Achievement Award. This award recognizes Canadian communities that are dedicated to reducing wildfire risks and have begun implementing FireSmart solutions with the goal of increasing public safety.

    August 14, 2019
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