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  1. Vancouver Council Adopts New Code of Conduct and Approves Establishment of Integrity Commissioner
    Vancouver City Council and its Advisory Board Members will soon have a new code of conduct and the benefit of an Integrity Commissioner, making Vancouver the second municipality in British Columbia to voluntarily establish an independent ethics position.

    January 21, 2021
  2. District of Squamish Begins Permitting and Licensing Short-Term Rental units
    A limited number of temporary use permits will be issued for secondary suites and accessory dwellings .

    January 21, 2021
  3. Saanich Wins Safety Improvement Award
    The District of Saanich has won the Safety Improvement Award from the BC Municipal Safety Association’ The award recognizes local governments for activities that improve experience rating, and reduce injuries, illness, disease and fatalities.

    January 21, 2021
  4. Penticton Council Endorses Much Needed Childcare Action Plan
    Penticton City Council has taken an important step forward in improving local childcare by endorsing a plan identifying opportunities the City and its partners can take to increase the number of childcare spaces available, while also increasing the affordability of childcare overall.

    January 20, 2021
  5. More than $8.4 million in Funding Approved to Support the Cultural Growth and Recovery of Vancouver
    Vancouver City Council has approved a total of $8,406,150 in grants to 144 cultural organizations to help them continue providing critical programs and services to artists, the cultural community, and the public.

    January 20, 2021
  6. Town of Golden and CUPE Local 2309 Ratify a Renewed Collective Agreement
    Wage adjustments over the five years are: 2.1 per cent in 2020, 1.5 per cent in 2021, between 1.5 and 2.25 per cent in 2022, between 2.0 and 2.5 per cent in 2023, followed by between 2 and 2.5 per cent in 2024. The final three years represent the minimum or maximum increase, the actual value dependent upon the previous years’ inflation rate.

    January 19, 2021
  7. New Composting Facility for Tla'amin Nation, qathet Regional District
    A new organics processing facility will produce Class A compost, support agriculture and food security for the Tla’amin Nation, service the qathet Regional District and Powell River, and provide new jobs and economic opportunities.

    January 15, 2021
  8. SFU Selected to Establish Low Carbon Cities Canada Innovation Centre for Metro Vancouver Region
    The Metro Vancouver LC3 Centre, expected to launch in September 2021, will be a new non-profit entity that will help cities across the region meet their climate action goals. The LC3 Centre will be funded through a $21.7 million endowment from the federal government, which will be used to identify, finance, and scale up local climate solutions such as building retrofits and electrification of transportation.

    January 13, 2021
  9. City of Langford and Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Partner for Island Good
    The City of Langford has partnered with the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance to provide Langford businesses and producers with an opportunity to promote their products by way of a one-year Island Good membership.

    January 13, 2021
  10. City of Penticton Welcomes Inaugural Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight from Vancouver
    The inaugural flight represents the start of new non-stop flight service between Vancouver International Airport South Terminal and Penticton Airport that will support travel for essential service workers, passengers travelling for medical appointments, and cargo transportation.

    January 13, 2021
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