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  1. Communications Infrastructure Funding to Support Economic Recovery in Rural BC
    As part of B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan, this one-time commitment of $90 million for the Connecting British Columbia program will target connectivity infrastructure projects for a new Economic Recovery Intake. These projects will quickly bring the benefits of modern internet access to families, students, workers and businesses throughout rural B.C.

    September 21, 2020
  2. BC Communities Benefit from Investments in Emergency Preparedness
    Local, regional, and Indigenous governments in communities throughout the province have been approved to receive their share of up to $3.4 million in provincial Community Emergency Preparedness Funds (CEPF), while an additional $14.5 million from the CEPF is being allocated to new project intakes over the next several months.

    September 21, 2020
  3. Funding to Expand Solutions for Organic Waste
    The Province is launching the CleanBC Organic Infrastructure and Collection Program providing up to $25.7 million, over three years, to communities to develop or expand opportunities to divert organic waste from landfills.

    September 21, 2020
  4. Patio, Service Area Expansions, Sale and Delivery of Packaged Liquor Extended
    The extensions allow for expanded service areas, such as patios, and for the sale and delivery of unopened liquor products with the purchase of a meal by food- and-liquor-primary licensees.

    September 21, 2020
  5. Canada & BC to Deliver $540 Million for Local Government Operations
    The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are working together to contribute close to $540 million in funding to support local government The announcement also includes details on an additional $418 million for community infrastructure, along with $1 billion in provincial and federal investments to help keep people moving, whether by transit, TransLink or BC Ferries.

    September 18, 2020
  6. Northern Development Launches Six New Community Development Programs
    Six new programs replace the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities and the Economic Diversification Infrastructure programs. However, projects that were previously funded under those two programs will still be eligible under the new programs.

    September 18, 2020
  7. Iconic New Westminster Public Art Piece Removed Due to Fire Damage
    On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the WOW Westminster public art installation by Brazilian artist José Resende was removed from the timber wharf at Westminster Pier Park following extensive efforts to save this iconic piece.

    September 17, 2020
  8. Pilot Put in Motion to Increase Transit Access for Low-Income Vancouver Residents
    The approved pilot is a reduced-fare transit program that will seek to design, test, evaluate, and make recommendations for free or subsidized single-zone transit passes in Vancouver for 50-100 people experiencing poverty, with Indigenous and racialized residents prioritized - including women, children, youth, and families, and people living in temporary modular housing.

    September 16, 2020
  9. Delta Announces Mayor's Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism
    The Task Force will operate under the following guiding principles: Recognize that racism and discrimination exists in Delta; ensure that the views and perspectives of all members and contributors are treated with respect and are thoughtfully considered; work collaboratively with the community when appropriate to inform recommendations to Council; and seek to listen, learn, and recommend meaningful actions.

    September 16, 2020
  10. Province Approves Local Bans, Takes Action on Plastics
    The Province is moving to approve bylaws banning single-use plastics for the municipalities of Richmond, Victoria, Saanich, Tofino and Ucluelet, clearing the way for those communities to implement their bans. The Province will also consider other bylaws as they are submitted.

    September 14, 2020
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