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  1. City of Penticton hosts Virtual Canada Day
    Along with the traditional Canada Day protocol, the virtual Canada Day program will feature local children’s entertainers, popular musicians, and fun video submissions from across the region. Headliners include music duo ‘Aidan and Mandy,’ musician Beamer Wigley, magician Leif David, and dance and fitness instructor Ashley Dias. The show is expected to last 90 minutes. The City is partnering with the South Okanagan Event Centre and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to present this event, which is supported by Heritage Canada.

    June 2, 2020
  2. UBCM Pulling out the Stops for Virtual Convention
    The 2020 UBCM Convention will be going ahead in a virtual format September 22-24. “Over the last century, UBCM has found ways to meet during the great depression, two world wars and the Spanish Flu pandemic,” said Mayor Maja Tait, UBCM president. “We will also find a way for our members to meet and deliberate the issues that matter to B.C.’s communities in 2020.” UBCM received provincial support and authorization to hold a virtual meeting through an order issued by Minister Farnworth and direction provided by UBCM’s Executive.

    May 29, 2020
  3. City of Richmond Expedites Business Patio Application Process
    The City of Richmond has introduced an expedited patio application process to assist businesses seeking to recover from closures and other impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    May 29, 2020
  4. Provincial State of Emergency Extended in COVID-19 Response
    The provincial state of emergency is being extended an additional two weeks to support continued co-ordination of B.C.’s COVID-19 response.

    May 28, 2020
  5. City of Vancouver Transforms Development and Permit Processes
    A multi-year effort to streamline our development and permit processes has been accelerated by our response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and resulted in a digital transformation of how we support businesses and homeowners.

    May 28, 2020
  6. Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network Launches Social Media and Increases Online Presence
    In order to help local businesses adjust as we enter Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan, the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network (CERN) has launched a new Chilliwack Restart Resource webpage through the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce’s website. This page features local business-related resources, along with best practice guides for a variety of industries.

    May 25, 2020
  7. City of Courtenay Expanding Sidewalk Café Options
    Downtown Courtenay restaurants interested in opening a sidewalk café now have more options that will support their efforts to stay financially viable while they adapt to significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    May 21, 2020
  8. City of Vancouver Rescinds Emergency Order to Shut Down Restaurant Table Service
    On March 19, Council passed a by-law that allowed the City of Vancouver to issue emergency orders to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Under that authority, City Manager Sadhu Johnston issued an order prohibiting customers from eating inside licensed premises and limiting the number of customers in any place to no more than 10 people.

    May 21, 2020
  9. City of Richmond Begins Restoring Amenities and Services
    Most outdoor park amenities including basketball and outdoor tennis courts will again be open to the public starting Wednesday, May 20 as part of the City of Richmond’s plan to restore services closed or restricted due to COVID-19.

    May 21, 2020
  10. Province of BC Proclaims Local Government Awareness Week
    May 17 - 23 is Local Government Awareness Week in British Columbia. The goal of the week is to raise awareness, educate the public and encourage public participation in the local government process. 

    May 20, 2020
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