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  1. New Okanagan Outdoor Water Education Guides Answer Call for Local Resources
    The colourful and easy-to-follow guides were created in collaboration with Syilx Knowledge Keepers, several partners in education, including staff at School District 22 and 23, UBC Okanagan’s School of Education, and are suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 12.

    February 24, 2021
  2. City of Vernon Responds to BC Supreme Court Decision in Labour Dispute
    The BC Supreme Court dismissed a judicial review application brought by the City to overturn a decision of a reconsideration panel of the Labour Relations Board. The City’s application arose out of the termination of a Fire Services Captain for egregious misconduct while on duty in the fire hall.

    February 23, 2021
  3. Kwakiutl First Nation and District of Port Hardy Sign Historic Relationship Agreement
    On the 170th anniversary of the signing of the Douglas Treaty (1851) at the Municipal Hall on the traditional territory of the Kwakiutl people, Hereditary Chief David Knox, Chief Councillor Ross Hunt Jr. and Mayor Dennis Dugas signed the Kwakiutl First Nation and District of Port Hardy Relationship Agreement.

    February 22, 2021
  4. City and UNBC Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Future with Two Initiatives in Downtown Prince George
    There’s nothing like a cold snap to prove the value of reliable energy and energy-efficiency. And with temperatures dropping to almost -40 degrees Celsius last week, the City of Prince George and the University of Northern British Columbia have two successes in downtown Prince George that demonstrate the value of local ingenuity and local wood products.

    February 22, 2021
  5. Comox Valley Regional District and K’ómoks First Nation Sign Historic Agreement
    The K’ómoks First Nation and the Comox Valley Regional District Sewage Commission are pleased to announce the ratification of a Community Benefits Agreement that commits both parties to work together collaboratively on a regional solution for sewer. The agreement will provide needed upgrades for Comox and Courtenay sewer infrastructure, while supporting the growth and economic development plans of the K’ómoks community.

    February 19, 2021
  6. City of Terrace Takes Building Permits Online
    The City of Terrace will now be able to process building permits and complete building inspections online following a partnership with e-permitting software Cloudpermit, which simplifies and streamlines the permitting process for permit applicants, consultants, and City staff alike.

    February 19, 2021
  7. Island Coastal Economic Trust Expands to More Communities
    The expansion means organizations within the Capital Regional District electoral areas of Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island and the southern Gulf Islands are eligible to apply for funding from ICET and be included in other services that ICET provides.

    February 17, 2021
  8. Campell River Lauches New CR Grant Assist Program for Local Businesses
    The City of Campbell River has launched CR Grant Assist, a new Economic Development program to support the local business community. Participants will have the opportunity to consult with as grant writer, who will provide each participant with up to five hours of grant-writing services, at no cost.

    February 17, 2021
  9. Improved Training Supports Local Meat Supply in Rural Communities
    An updated, mandatory training program for rural abattoir operators was developed following detailed consultation with B.C. ranchers, abattoir operators, local governments and other stakeholders. Improving and increasing rural slaughter capacity is part of a larger effort to improve rural food supply and food security in British Columbia.

    February 17, 2021
  10. Port Coquitlam to Roll Out Large Item Pickup Starting this Spring
    Requested by residents for many years, large item pickup will help reduce illegal dumping and ensure discarded items are disposed of properly. The new service will be available to about 13,500 single-family homes and 4,000 multi-family units that pay a garbage levy on their property tax bills.

    February 11, 2021
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