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  1. Doig River First Nation and City of Fort St. John sign Development and Servicing Memorandum of Understanding
    The Doig River First Nation and the City of Fort St. John signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Development and Servicing of Doig River First Nation-owned land in the City of Fort St. John building off of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation and Communication signed in 2010.

    March 4, 2020
  2. District of Squamish Experiences Virus Attack on IT Systems
    On February 27, the District of Squamish’s information technology (IT) systems experienced a virus attack. District staff worked quickly to isolate and eradicate it, resulting in many systems being shut down as a precaution, including email. This was a ransomware attack where the user files are encrypted and held for ransom. The District has not paid any ransom money, and most systems are back up and running with minimal data loss.

    March 4, 2020
  3. City of Nanaimo Releases Online Engagement Site
    Residents now have a new way to share their point of view with the City of Nanaimo. City staff have been working behind the scenes to launch a new online public engagement site, Get Involved Nanaimo.

    March 3, 2020
  4. City of Richmond Reaches Agreement with CUPE Workers
    Richmond City Council has approved a new four-year collective agreement with Locals 718 and 394 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represent the City’s inside and outside workers.

    March 3, 2020
  5. Joint Statement on Discussions on Wet’suwet’en Rights and Title
    Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Woos, Scott Fraser, B.C.’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and Carolyn Bennett, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, have issued the following statement.

    March 2, 2020
  6. City of Burnaby Charges Ahead on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
    The City of Burnaby is making it easier for residents with electric vehicles to stay “charged up,” unveiling 14 electric vehicle charging stalls at six locations across the community, with more to come.

    February 28, 2020
  7. Peace River Regional District Finance Department Receives Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
    Congratulations to the PRRD Finance Department for receiving their 2018 Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Award.

    February 28, 2020
  8. City of Nanaimo's Growth Outpaces Vancouver Island, BC and even Canada's Averages
    The City of Nanaimo has just released its first annual State of the Economy report, and the statistics show that Nanaimo is a growing community and a hotspot for new businesses, development and residents.

    February 27, 2020
  9. Climate Adaptation Estimated to Cost Municipalities $5.3 Billion Annually
    The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) released a report entitled Investing in Canada’s Future: The Cost of Climate Adaptation at the Local Level. The comprehensive report offers striking new data demonstrating the urgent need for new investments in local climate adaptation and the areas where that investment is needed most. This report is the first of its kind to quantify the cost for municipalities.

    February 27, 2020
  10. Surrey City Council Amends Bylaws to Support Fair Competition Between Taxi and Ride Hailing Companies
    City Council approved several amendments to modernize the City’s Vehicle for Hire and Business Licence Bylaws with the aim of establishing fair competition in Surrey between ride-hailing vehicles and the highly regulated taxi industry. Council also approved the Inter-Municipal Business Licence (IMBL) for ride-hailing at last night’s Regular Council meeting.

    February 27, 2020
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