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  1. New Rebates for EV Charging Stations Make it Easier to go Electric
    It is now easier for British Columbians to buy and install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at home and at work with more than $4 million in new CleanBC rebates.

    September 30, 2019
  2. City of Victoria Appeals to Supreme Court on Bag Ban
    The City of Victoria will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to review the decision that set aside its business bylaw to regulate the use of plastic checkout bags.

    September 30, 2019
  3. BC Local Governments Support Lowering Voting Age to 16
    A majority of B.C. elected, local government officials have voted in favour of lowering the voting age to 16 for local elections.

    September 30, 2019
  4. City of Kamloops Wins Recognition Provincially in Public Works
    The City of Kamloops is celebrating after winning two recent awards that recognize leadership and excellence in the field of public works.

    September 27, 2019
  5. Colwood Wins UBCM Award of Excellence in Asset Management
    The City of Colwood Council was presented with the Community Excellence Award for Excellence in Asset Management at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in recognition of the Colwood Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan.

    September 27, 2019
  6. City of Castlegar Wins UBCM Community Excellence in Sustainability Award
    The City of Castlegar accepted the UBCM Community Excellence Award in Sustainability for its Columbia Avenue Complete Streets Project.

    September 26, 2019
  7. City of Richmond Wins UBCM Community Excellence Award for Child Care Needs Assessment and Strategy
    The City of Richmond’s long-standing commitment to ensure child care needs are met now and in the future has earned the City the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) Community Excellence Award for governance. The honour was announced at the UBCM annual conference, in Vancouver, last night.

    September 26, 2019
  8. Province of BC Funds Local Government Poverty Reduction Strategies
    As part of TogetherBC, British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, the Province is providing $5 million to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for the Poverty Reduction Planning & Action program. Interested communities can apply for funding to support local initiatives and plans that will help B.C. reduce the overall poverty rate by 25% and the child poverty rate by 50% by 2024.

    September 24, 2019
  9. City of Kimberley Receives Columbia Basin Trust Community Outdoor Revitalization Grant
    Residents should be on the lookout for some positive changes coming to the Platzl during the next year. The City has been awarded $88,890 from Columbia Basin Trust Community Outdoor Revitalization Grant Program. Through consultation with the Chamber of Commerce and residents, the City requested funds to support several upgrades and additions to the Platzl that would create an improved space for the community to gather.

    September 23, 2019
  10. Seniors Around British Columbia to Benefit from Age-Friendly Supports
    British Columbia communities are encouraged to support seniors so they can live active, socially engaged and independent lives, as $500,000 in a new round of age-friendly grants are open for application.

    September 23, 2019
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