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  1. Housing Targets Expected to Deliver More Homes Faster, First Communities Selected
    The Housing Supply Act gives the Province the authority to set housing targets in municipalities, starting with those with the greatest need and highest projected growth. The targets will encourage municipalities to address local barriers to construction so that housing can get built faster, including updating zoning bylaws and streamlining local development approval processes.

    May 31, 2023
  2. City of Vancouver to Give Secondary Street Name of Komagata Maru Place to Canada Place
    Upon approval of these recommendations, the City will initiate a community process for the design of the sign for "Komagata Maru Place" and creation of public education materials. Efforts will also be made to enhance the monument at Harbour Park, and an unveiling ceremony is expected for late 2023. 

    May 30, 2023
  3. Province Green Lights New Round of Funding for Safer Roads
    More than $1 million in grants has been distributed to 59 B.C. communities this year. Projects include improved crosswalk infrastructure, traffic calming, speed-limit reduction pilot projects, speed-reader boards, improved lighting, road-safety planning and more.

    May 30, 2023
  4. Surrey Youth Promote Dignity for People Experiencing Homelessness
    Surrey has launched the Dignity Project – a public awareness campaign that seeks to promote dignity for community members experiencing homelessness.

    May 26, 2023
  5. City of Campbell River Creates Programs to Support Healthcare Recruitment
    The City of Campbell River is bringing forward an Essential Workers Temporary Housing program and Welcome to Campbell River packages to support essential worker recruitment efforts.

    May 26, 2023
  6. Stronger Local Emergency Response, Recovery Keeps People Safer
    Nearly $3 million through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) will go to local governments and First Nations throughout B.C. and will assist in purchasing and installing equipment and supplies to maintain or improve emergency operations centres as well as training and exercises to increase capacity.

    May 25, 2023
  7. Age-friendly Grants Benefit B.C. Seniors
    Beginning June 1, 2023, communities in British Columbia can apply for funding aimed at helping seniors lead independent, active lives.

    May 25, 2023
  8. Okanagan Chiefs and Mayors Gather to Encourage Water Conservation
    As the Okanagan smashed temperature records, and smoke from an earlier-than-normal fire season blanketed the valley, local First Nations and municipalities gathered to once again encourage residents to be WaterWise this summer.

    May 23, 2023
  9. WILDSAFEBC Program Returns to Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
    For the fourth year in a row, the SLRD and WildSafeBC will work together to deliver initiatives with the goal of preventing conflicts with wildlife and providing residents with information to keep themselves, and wildlife, safe.

    May 23, 2023
  10. FIFA World Cup 26™ Vancouver Official Host City Brand launched
    Vancouver’s FIFA World Cup 26™ Official Host City Brand has been unveiled, marking the beginning of the city’s journey to hosting the biggest single sport event in history in a little over three years' time.

    May 18, 2023
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