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  1. Fraser Valley Regional District Launches an Innovative Waste Reduction Initiative Fund
    Initiatives that may be considered for funding include those that eliminate waste by reducing material use, redesigning products to be less resource intensive, and recapturing “garbage” as a resource to manufacture new materials and products.

    February 29, 2024
  2. Province Introduces Municipal Affairs Statutes Amendments Act
    Proposed legislative amendments respond to local government and community requests to streamline, simplify and modernize several local government processes, making some services more user friendly for people in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia.

    February 28, 2024
  3. Vancouver Advances Sustainable Construction Methods With New Mass Timber Incentives
    A new incentive in the Zoning & Development By-law will see an increase in the permitted height for mass timber, and additional support at the pre-application stage.  

    February 28, 2024
  4. Burnaby Earns NAIOP Award for Most-Improved Permit Processing Times
    Priority projects for 2024 include further technical enhancements to speed up permitting processes, additional streamlining of the application processes for both residential and commercial buildings, and the start of Burnaby’s transition to a new development permit system for major projects, which strives to reduce processing times by over 60%. 

    February 27, 2024
  5. CUPE 2090 and City of Cranbrook Ratify New Four-Year Collective Agreement
    The City of Cranbrook and union staff members represented by CUPE Local 2090 have reached a new four-year Collective Agreement starting from March 1, 2023, to February 28, 2027.

    February 27, 2024
  6. City of Delta Launches Webpage to Support New Immigrants
    Over one third of Delta’s residents are immigrants, 45% of the population identify as racialized residents and close to 900 newcomers arrive every year. 

    February 27, 2024
  7. Province Gives Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance $250 Million Over 5 Years
    During the provincial budget announcement, the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) was given $250 million over five years. The Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) is an association of 21 local governments across the Northwest from Masset to Vanderhoof.

    February 26, 2024
  8. BC Builds Will Deliver Thousands More Homes with Canada Contribution
    In addition to the $2-billion financing from the Government of Canada, BC Builds is supported through an investment of $950 million from the Province to ensure units are available at below-market rates, as well as $2 billion in provincial low-cost construction financing. The BC Builds team will help streamline approvals for projects seeking federal financing to meet the 12-18-month concept-to-construction BC Builds timeline.

    February 21, 2024
  9. Okanagan Water Board Critical of Federal Mussel Response
    The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is providing clarification to this week’s federal mussel funding announcement, arguing it does not go far enough.

    February 20, 2024
  10. Government of Canada Launches Program to Support Lytton’s Business Community
    The Lytton Business Restart Program provides contribution funding to support the restart and revitalization of local business in Lytton, B.C.

    February 20, 2024
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