News Release Archive

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  1. City of Surrey and FortisBC Reveal Energy Savings Achieved Through Recent Projects
    Mayor Doug McCallum and FortisBC were joined by members of the community today at the Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex to announce the results of installing energy-efficient equipment at Civic facilities.

    July 18, 2019
  2. Municipality of North Cowichan Survey Results Indicate Highly Satisfied Residents
    North Cowichan households were contacted this spring and asked for feedback on municipal programs and services in the municipality’s first-ever Citizen Satisfaction Survey.

    July 18, 2019
  3. New Investments to Improve Public Transit for British Columbia
    Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, and Erinn Pinkerton, president and chief executive officer for BC Transit, announced more than $79 million in joint funding to purchase 118 new buses for use in Victoria and communities throughout British Columbia. The new buses will help shorten daily commutes, reduce the number of cars on the road and make the province a greener place to live.

    July 19, 2019
  4. City of White Rock Goes Live with a Modern Multi-Level Parkade
    The core foundation for a city to be considered a smart city is connectivity and technology. Amongst a host of benefits, technology offers a real-time view of events and provides rich capabilities for insights into behaviours and trends which allows city officials to make informed decisions.

    July 23, 2019
  5. Central Saanich's Fire Station's Solar Panels Benefit Community
    With the addition of 360 solar panels, Central Saanich’s Fire Station 1 is a shining example of cost-effective renewable energy.

    July 23, 2019
  6. Local Governments Seek permanent Doubling of Core Infrastructure Funding Tool
    Three months from the next federal election, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is calling on every party to commit to doubling the value of a core funding tool that empowers municipalities of all sizes to build better lives for Canadians: the annual federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) transfer.

    July 23, 2019
  7. City of Richmond Wins Award for Innovative Improvements to Non-Stormwater Management System
    The City of Richmond has received the B.C. Environmental Managers Association 2019 Technological Innovation award for the implementation of a simplified non-storm water discharge management program that safeguards the City’s sewers and strengthens environmental protection.

    July 25, 2019
  8. TransLink awarded Transit System of the Year
    TransLink has been awarded the 2019 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This award is for the category representing the largest transportation systems in Canada and the United States: those providing 20 million or more annual passenger trips.

    July 25, 2019
  9. CUPE 118 and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District Ratify New Agreement
    CUPE 118 and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District have ratified a new collective agreement concluding a ten-month negotiation that began in October 2018. The new five-year agreement is retroactive to July 2018, when the past agreement expired.

    July 26, 2019
  10. Mayors Issue Joint Statement on BC's Plastics Engagement
    The mayors of Victoria, Tofino, Squamish and Rossland have issued a joint statement pertaining to the Province of British Columbia's engagement on banning, reducing and recycling more plastics.

    July 30, 2019