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  1. Major Connectivity Investments for Coastal Communities
    Communities benefiting from projects include the Village of Queen Charlotte, Skidegate 1, Masset, Masset 1, Bella Coola 1, Bella Coola, 4 Mile, Granite Bay, Bold Point, Open Bay, Mansons Landing, Whaletown, Seaford, Tork 7, Zeballos and Ehatis 11.

    March 29, 2021
  2. Region Engages Public on Coastal Flood Mapping Project in Powell River
    The qathet Regional District, along with the Tla’amin Nation and City of Powell River, will host virtual public meetings to share the qathet Regional District Coastal Flood Mapping project report findings.

    March 29, 2021
  3. Provincial Funding Supports Okanagan-Similkameen KVR Trail Projects
    The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has undertaken several initiatives to maintain and enhance sections of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Working with Provincial staff, the RDOS identified a funding opportunity through the Forest Employment Program to complete regional trail projects and maintenance.

    March 26, 2021
  4. Courtenay Achieves National Climate Milestone through OCP Update
    The City of Courtenay is among 25 municipalities across Canada to complete an intensive climate action pilot project, charting a course to new climate-friendly goals in the city’s Official Community Plan and establishing Courtenay as national and international leader on local climate action.

    March 25, 2021
  5. Fresh Outlook Foundation Releases Wealth in Mental Health Podcast
    Featuring policy professionals Trish Hennessy (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) and Arden Henley (BC’s Green Technology Education Centre) the podcast digs into transformative concepts such as ‘doughnut economics’, ‘well-being budget’, ‘inclusive economy’, and the ‘three-sided coin’.

    March 25, 2021
  6. E-mobility Pilot Project Gets Green Light
    People living in six B.C. municipalities who want to use electric kick scooters will soon be on their way, thanks to a newly approved provincial pilot project.

    March 23, 2021
  7. Province Continues to Support Communities, Regional Districts During Pandemic
    The COVID-19 Safe Restart operating grants will deliver an additional $10 million in funding shared among the 27 regional districts in the province by the end of March 2021. The funding will assist regional districts with the delivery of regional and local services that have been impacted by COVID-19.

    March 23, 2021
  8. Province, City of Victoria Sign Agreement to End Encampments
    The Province and the City of Victoria have signed a memorandum of understanding that formalizes their commitment to work together to end current homeless encampments and help prevent encampments in the future.

    March 23, 2021
  9. City of Vancovuer Speaks out Against Anti-Asian Racism and Violence
    Following the violence that took the lives of eight people, including six women of Asian descent in Atlanta, USA, and in recognition of both the extreme rise of anti-Asian hate crimes and the increase in violence against women during the pandemic, the City of Vancouver is reiterating that there is no place for hate, misogyny, and violence in Vancouver.

    March 23, 2021
  10. Saanich Receives Awards for Budgeting and Financial Reporting
    For the 14th consecutive year, Saanich’s Finance Department has received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its 2019 financial statements. For the 12th consecutive year, Saanich has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from GFOA for its 2020 to 2024 Financial Plan.

    March 23, 2021
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