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  1. District of Sicamous Council Announces $20,000 Fund to Support Community During COVID-19
    The District of Sicamous, like every other municipality in Canada, is navigating through the COVID-19 crisis during this unprecedented time. The citizens of our great community have followed the advice of Dr. Bonnie Henry and the Provincial government by self-isolating and practicing social distancing.

    March 27, 2020
  2. Province of British Columbia Takes Unprecedented Steps to Support COVID-19 Response
    Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is using extraordinary powers under a state of provincial emergency to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province’s ongoing response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

    March 26, 2020
  3. Temporary Witnessing Requirements under the Land Title Act
    In support of recommendations by the BC Public Health Officer to maintain social distance, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) has implemented temporary changes during these extraordinary times with respect to witnessing requirements when executing instruments under the Land Title Act.

    March 26, 2020
  4. AGLG Releases Second Township of Langley Performance Audit Report
    The Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) has released a performance audit report on management of drinking water supply infrastructure in the Township of Langley.

    March 25, 2020
  5. Province of British Columbia Opens New Supportive Homes for People in Vancouver
    Close to 60 new supportive homes with around-the-clock supports are opening in Vancouver, as a result of a partnership between the Government of B.C., the City of Vancouver and the Government of Canada.

    March 24, 2020
  6. City of Vancouver's Enforcement Ability Strengthened Under State of Emergency Bylaw
    On March 23 2020, City Council voted to give City of Vancouver staff the power to enforce orders under its existing State of Emergency bylaw, including the ability to prosecute breaches of emergency orders, and the ability to issue tickets.

    March 24, 2020
  7. City of Victoria to Create Temporary Shelters in City Parks
    Measures include allowing temporary shelters at Beacon Hill and Topaz Parks and Royal Athletic Park where residents can access up to date health information, meals, washrooms and handwashing stations.

    March 24, 2020
  8. Vancouver Park Board Closes Playgrounds, Reminds Community to Adhere to Social Distancing
    The Vancouver Park Board is closing its playgrounds across the city and reminding Vancouverites about the importance of social distancing when visiting parks and beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    March 23, 2020
  9. City of Fernie Extends Deadline and Waives Penalty for Outstanding Utility Fees
    The City of Fernie has taken the first step in providing direct relief to residents and businesses by extending the due date for first quarter utility invoices from March 31 to April 30, 2020. Council also authorized that the City waive the 5% penalty charged on outstanding amounts until the new April 30 deadline.

    March 20, 2020
  10. Flushable Wipes Create ‘Fatburgs’ and Headaches for Utility Workers
    Recently, the public’s rapid response to extenuating circumstances has affected available stocks of cleaning supplies and many paper products throughout the region. Stocks of hand sanitizing liquids or sprays have been depleted in many retail outlets and consumers have opted to purchase ‘flushable’ antiseptic wipes or similar products. Do not flush these items down the toilet.

    March 19, 2020
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