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  1. Regional District of Central Okanagan Wins Award for Environmental Collaboration Project
    The Regional District of Central Okanagan has been recognized for its collaborative effort in the wake of flooding in 2017.

    June 5, 2020
  2. New Westminster City Council Endorses Process to Expedite Patio Extensions and Parklets
    With phase two of BC’s Restart Plan underway, New Westminster City Council has endorsed an initiative that allows for an expedited process for restaurant and pub patio extensions and that will see installation of additional parklets throughout the City to support business recovery efforts.

    June 5, 2020
  3. Fibre Internet Arrives in Keremeos
    People and businesses in Keremeos will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of modern, high-speed internet, thanks in part to funding from the Connecting British Columbia program

    June 4, 2020
  4. BC Economic Development Association and FortisBC Team up to Support Local Businesses
    The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) and FortisBC are working together to support small businesses during a time of economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. FortisBC has established a telephone hotline to assist businesses in signing up for Support Local BC, an online platform allowing customers to purchase gift certificates from local businesses across the province.

    June 3, 2020
  5. City of Nanaimo CAO Leads Beyond the City
    The City of Nanaimo's Chief Administrative Officer has been elected as the new President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA), following a term as CAMA's First Vice President. The election took place at CAMA's virtual annual general meeting on June 2, 2020.

    June 3, 2020
  6. Accelerated Delivery of Gas Tax funding
    Prime Minister Trudeau has announced that Federal Gas Tax funding allocated for the current year will be transferred to provinces and territories through a single payment in June. This decision means that local governments will receive the full allocation for this year under the Community Works Fund in one payment rather than two. The amount of funding slated for local governments in B.C. is approximately $280.4 million.

    June 3, 2020
  7. City of Penticton hosts Virtual Canada Day
    Along with the traditional Canada Day protocol, the virtual Canada Day program will feature local children’s entertainers, popular musicians, and fun video submissions from across the region. Headliners include music duo ‘Aidan and Mandy,’ musician Beamer Wigley, magician Leif David, and dance and fitness instructor Ashley Dias. The show is expected to last 90 minutes. The City is partnering with the South Okanagan Event Centre and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to present this event, which is supported by Heritage Canada.

    June 2, 2020
  8. UBCM Pulling out the Stops for Virtual Convention
    The 2020 UBCM Convention will be going ahead in a virtual format September 22-24. “Over the last century, UBCM has found ways to meet during the great depression, two world wars and the Spanish Flu pandemic,” said Mayor Maja Tait, UBCM president. “We will also find a way for our members to meet and deliberate the issues that matter to B.C.’s communities in 2020.” UBCM received provincial support and authorization to hold a virtual meeting through an order issued by Minister Farnworth and direction provided by UBCM’s Executive.

    May 29, 2020
  9. City of Richmond Expedites Business Patio Application Process
    The City of Richmond has introduced an expedited patio application process to assist businesses seeking to recover from closures and other impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    May 29, 2020
  10. Provincial State of Emergency Extended in COVID-19 Response
    The provincial state of emergency is being extended an additional two weeks to support continued co-ordination of B.C.’s COVID-19 response.

    May 28, 2020
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