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  1. Organic Waste Solutions Create Cleaner, Lower Carbon Communities
    New or expanded organic waste-processing facilities and organic collection programs are being funded under the Province’s CleanBC Organic Infrastructure and Collection Program.

    December 6, 2021
  2. Comox Valley Local Government Pilot Project Expands Leisure Access for Youth
    Comox Valley local governments are launching a pilot project that will help ease financial barriers that may be limiting access to recreation programs for our community’s younger residents. The City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, and the Comox Valley Regional District are joining forces on a new Leisure for Everyone Accessibility Program for youth.

    December 3, 2021
  3. District of Squamish Achieves Active Landfill Gas Collection System
    New system aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through capture and flare system of landfill methane gas. This puts Squamish 24 percent of the way toward reaching its 2030 target that would see the municipality reduce emissions by 45 percent from 2010 levels, and be on track to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

    December 3, 2021
  4. Powell River Responds to Announcement of Indefinite Curtailment of the tiskʷat Mill
    Mayor David Formosa says city has done everything within its power to keep the mill viable for more than a decade including providing property tax relief, working with the company to secure funding to improve operations, and even finding new owners that would take the operation in different directions. Although the curtailment announcement is disappointing, Mayor Formosa says that there are opportunities to redevelop the site.

    December 2, 2021
  5. Use of BC 1 Call Can Keep Drinking Water Infrastructure Safe
    BC 1 Call is urging all local governments to include calling BC 1 Call’s emergency locate request line as part of safety messaging and announcements directed at those involved in emergency flood mitigation and cleanup efforts in order to avoid damage to critical drinking water infrastructure.

    December 2, 2021
  6. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Supports Food Banks with COVID-19 Restart Funds
    The SLRD Board of Directors has voted to direct a portion of the regional district’s COVID-19 Restart funds to local food banks, to help address the increased need in services, due to the pandemic.

    December 2, 2021
  7. Port Coquitlam Brightens Up with Lights, Shopping Local, and Giving Back
    The 12 days of Christmas holiday campaign is launching once again in Port Coquitlam, encouraging residents to help brighten up their community and support local businesses and charities.

    December 1, 2021
  8. North Cowichan and CUPE 358 Ratify Four-Year Collective Agreement
    A new four-year collective agreement has been ratified between the Municipality of North Cowichan and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 358. The new agreement provides a two per cent wage increase in each of the four years.

    November 26, 2021
  9. qax mot Conservation Area Protects Important habitat; Reflects Traditional K’ómoks Medicinal Uses
    Upon purchase of the land, the CVRD reached out to K’ómoks First Nation for its naming. After consulting with Elders and knowledge keepers, Hegus Rempel advised the CVRD that the K’ómoks people had chosen the name qax mot, meaning lots of medicine in the traditional ay̓aǰuθəm (ayajuthem) language

    November 25, 2021
  10. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Chair Provides Statement on Recent Events
    Chair Ford: "It is hard to even find words to convey our collective grief and loss as we see, directly and through the news, the destruction resulting from the atmospheric river event. "

    November 25, 2021
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