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  1. Groundbreaking Ceremony Commemorates Construction of the Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre
    As the new home of the Sicamous Community Health Centre, the facility will include space for allied health and wellness practitioners to offer services, an area dedicated to Indigenous healing led by Splatsin té Secwépemc and a multi-functional community . Over half of an acre of existing greenspace will be maintained for public use.

    March 12, 2024
  2. Transit-Oriented Area Manual Updated for Local Governments, Development Sector
    The Province has updated the Provincial Policy Manual: Transit-Oriented Areas (TOA manual) to ensure local governments are supported in delivering the housing and amenities people need in areas near transit hubs.

    March 8, 2024
  3. 164 Rental Homes Open for Families, Seniors in Coquitlam
    The Province’s investment will ensure 74 of the units are affordable, of which 16 are deep-subsidy units for households with very low incomes, 36 units will have rent geared to income, and 22 are affordable market-rental units.

    March 8, 2024
  4. Strathcona Regional District Strategic Plan Approved
    Under the theme of Community Well-Being, the board is committed to collaborating with community partners to bolster affordability and housing initiatives, fostering environments where residents can thrive. Additionally, the board will identify and consider transportation strategies that facilitate safe movement throughout the region. Health and well-being improvement initiatives in our communities will also be explored.

    March 7, 2024
  5. Crop Health Pilot Project Gets Ready for Takeoff in Kelowna
    A partnership of the City of Kelowna and InDro Robotics, the pilot project will see drones and industrial robots patrol 200 acres (80 hectares) of apple, pear and cherry trees to monitor and assess crop health and anticipate fruit yields. Farm locations selected for this pilot project are being coordinated with the Regional District Central Okanagan.

    March 6, 2024
  6. Capital Regional District Announces Acquisition to Support Future Affordable Housing
    The Capital Regional District (CRD) has an accepted offer to purchase 1183 Verdier Avenue and plans to work closely with the Capital District Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) and the District of Central Saanich with the goal of creating more affordable housing in Brentwood Bay Village.

    March 4, 2024
  7. Fraser Valley Regional District Launches an Innovative Waste Reduction Initiative Fund
    Initiatives that may be considered for funding include those that eliminate waste by reducing material use, redesigning products to be less resource intensive, and recapturing “garbage” as a resource to manufacture new materials and products.

    February 29, 2024
  8. Province Introduces Municipal Affairs Statutes Amendments Act
    Proposed legislative amendments respond to local government and community requests to streamline, simplify and modernize several local government processes, making some services more user friendly for people in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia.

    February 28, 2024
  9. Vancouver Advances Sustainable Construction Methods With New Mass Timber Incentives
    A new incentive in the Zoning & Development By-law will see an increase in the permitted height for mass timber, and additional support at the pre-application stage.  

    February 28, 2024
  10. Burnaby Earns NAIOP Award for Most-Improved Permit Processing Times
    Priority projects for 2024 include further technical enhancements to speed up permitting processes, additional streamlining of the application processes for both residential and commercial buildings, and the start of Burnaby’s transition to a new development permit system for major projects, which strives to reduce processing times by over 60%. 

    February 27, 2024
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