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  1. City of Vancouver Wins National Award for Digital Strategy
    The City of Vancouver was recognized last night at the 2018 IT World Canada Digital Transformation Conference and Awards Ceremony in Toronto, winning in the Large Public Sector Transformation category for its Digital Strategy.

    August 16, 2018
  2. Smart City Abbotsford Initiative Launch with Intelligent Community Forum Canada
    The Smart City Abbotsford initiative was launched on August 15th as the City of Abbotsford and the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Canada announced their partnership for the development of a Smart Infrastructure and Foreign Direct Investment Readiness Strategy.

    August 16, 2018
  3. Provincial State of Emergency Declared
    The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

    August 16, 2018
  4. City of Vancouver's Diesel Fleet Transitioning to 100% Renewable Fuel
    The City of Vancouver has taken a significant step towards achieving its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy sources by entering into a new fuel contract with Suncor.

    August 14, 2018
  5. Supreme Court Grants City of Burnaby Injunction Request for Dismantling of Camp Cloud
    On August 10th 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted the City of Burnaby an Order in response to the City’s injunction application regarding Camp Cloud.

    August 13, 2018
  6. Cannabis Retail Information for Local Governments
    On October 17, 2018, non-medical cannabis will be legal in Canada. In anticipation of federal legalization, the Province has passed legislation to provide for legal, controlled access to non-medical cannabis in British Columbia. Information is also available regarding local governments’ role in licensing non-medical cannabis retail stores.

    August 9, 2018
  7. City of Vancouver to Host Transportation Hackathon
    Vancouver residents are invited to take part in VANquish Collisions Hackathon, a three day collaborative workshop on September 7-9, where participants will work in teams to develop a data-based solution to help reach the City's goal of zero transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries.

    August 9, 2018
  8. BC Ministry of Agriculture Receives Report for the Revitalization of the Agricultural Land Reserve and Agricultural Land Commission
    The independent Minister’s Advisory Committee for Revitalizing the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) has submitted its interim report to Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture.

    August 9, 2018
  9. Columbia Basin Trust Creates 122 Child Care Spaces, 722 Spaces Improved
    Families in the Columbia Basin will soon have new and improved child care options. Columbia Basin Trust is providing $546,780 to 42 child care centres to upgrade equipment and make other improvements to 722 current spaces, plus create 122 new spaces.

    August 8, 2018
  10. Communities Across Canada Receive Support for Infrastructure Planning, Green Innovation, and Climate Change Resiliency Initiatives
    The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May Hamm, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced over $12.1 million in funding for 159 new initiatives in communities across Canada through three programs: the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).

    August 7, 2018
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