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  1. City of Nanaimo Recognized as a BC Climate Action Community
    The City of Nanaimo has been recognized by the joint Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee as a BC Climate Action Community. This recognition marks the City's achievement of Level Three in the Climate Action Recognition Program, the third of four levels.

    September 6, 2019
  2. City of Vancouver's Short Term Rental Program Yields Compliance Over 70%
    In the year since short-term rental regulations came into effect in Vancouver, the City has seen a high compliance rate with 73% of all active short-term rental operators obtaining a business licence. This is one of the highest licence compliance rates of any major North American city, and the result of the City’s online, low barrier application process and ongoing education with platforms and operators. 

    September 6, 2019
  3. Comox Valley Regional District to Provide Emergency Notifications to Residents
    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland are expanding the current boil water notification system to a free Comox Valley wide local emergency notification service. The service will help keep residents and businesses informed in a timely manner when public health and safety are at risk.

    September 5, 2019
  4. City of Kimberley Recognized for Climate Action Commitment
    The City of Kimberley has been recognized by the Provincial Green Communities Committee (GCC) formed by the Province of British Columbia and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Kimberley has been awarded Level 3 recognition for ‘Accelerating Progress on Charter Commitments’ made to undertake significant corporate and community-wide climate action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

    September 4, 2019
  5. City of Delta Receives Funding to Develop Housing Needs Report
    The City of Delta is happy to announce that it has received a $70,000 grant from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing.

    September 4, 2019
  6. Reaching Home Strategy Tackles Homelessness in the Capital Region
    The Government of Canada has entered into two new agreements with the Capital Regional District (CRD) to administer Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. Officially launched April 1, 2019, the redesigned federal homelessness program will support the most vulnerable people in the capital region by improving access to safe, stable and affordable housing.

    September 3, 2019
  7. $22 Million in Federal Funding Committed for Vancouver's Low Carbon Innovation Centre
    The funding is part of a $183 million initiative called Low Carbon Cities of Canada (LC3), which aims to help major cities across the county reduce their carbon footprint through research, capacity building, and use of innovative financial tools.

    August 30, 2019
  8. Prince George Halfway Through Multi-Year Playground Replacement Program
    Prince George's 2017 City Park Strategy included a priority to pursue a playground replacement program that included removing old playgrounds and making annual investments to insure that the remaining playgrounds are safe and maintained to a high-quality. A dozen playgrounds have now been replaced, with another dozen replacements planned for the years ahead.

    August 30, 2019
  9. City of White Rock Reopens Canada's Longest Pier
    The pier was battered and severed in half by a storm surge with winds of up to 91 kilometres an hour on Dec. 20, 2018. Working with Greystone Design Management Contractors, the City of White Rock restored and reopened the East Beach Promenade in July. Working with contractor PPM Civil Constructors, the City has now repaired the pier for public use.

    August 29, 2019
  10. $24.3 Million for New Wastewater Recovery System in North Okanagan
    The environment, economy and agriculture in the North Okanagan's Swan Lake area received a major boost with the announcement of a $24.3 million grant from the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan for construction of the North Okanagan Wastewater Recovery System.

    August 29, 2019
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