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  1. District of Kitimat and Unifor 2300 Ratify Collective Agreement
    The District of Kitimat and municipal employees represented by Unifor 2300 have ratified a new Collective Agreement. The four-year deal is from January 1, 2021 and expires December 31, 2024.

    December 31, 2020
  2. High-Speed Internet Benefits People in Rural and Indigenous Communities
    Thousands more people in rural and Indigenous communities are benefiting from improved high-speed internet thanks to provincial investments in connectivity infrastructure projects.

    December 23, 2020
  3. Shuswap-Area Municipal Workers Donate $5,000 to Local Charities for the Holiday Season
    Municipal workers from Salmon Arm, Enderby, Sicamous and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are donating $5000 to local charities helping the communities cope with COVID-19. CUPE 1908, representing 179 workers in the Shuswap region, are making the donations to help community members most effected by the pandemic over the holiday season.

    December 23, 2020
  4. British Columbia Cowichan Tribes Enter One-Year Cannabis Agreement
    The Government of British Columbia and Cowichan Tribes have entered a time-limited agreement under section 119 of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA).

    December 23, 2020
  5. Cowichan Aquatic Centre Expansion
    Construction began in June 2020 during a complete facility closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the facility reopened to patrons in the fall, work was largely completed. Now, as of December 21, 2020, we are excited to announce the construction is complete!

    December 22, 2020
  6. City of Richmond Receives Award for Mitchell Island Stewardship
    The City of Richmond has been awarded $75,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund to support its ongoing work on the Mitchell Island Environmental Stewardship Initiative.

    December 18, 2020
  7. Province of British Columbia Returns Traditional Territory to Tsartlip First Nation
    The Tsartlip First Nation took possession of the former Woodwynn Farm property on the Saanich Peninsula on Dec. 16, 2020, after the provincial government and Tsartlip signed a historic agreement to transfer the land to the Nation.

    December 18, 2020
  8. Comox Valley Regional District Receives $723,000 Safe Restart Funds from Provincial Government
    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) receives funds to assist with community recovery and the Covid-19 pandemic response through the BC Safe Restart Grant Program.

    December 17, 2020
  9. Trail’s CAO Acknowledged for 30 Years in Local Government
    On December 1, 2020, the LGMA hosted its Member Awards Ceremony recognizing local government staff across BC for their significant contributions made to the local government profession and to the training and development programs of the LGMA.

    December 17, 2020
  10. Poverty Reduction Grants Support Local Governments
    Local governments will have the opportunity to apply for the second round of the Province’s Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program grants to help develop local strategies and solutions to address poverty.

    December 17, 2020
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