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  1. Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Metro vancouver Sign Co-Operation Agreement for Belcarra Regional Park
    Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) and Metro Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver) today celebrated the signing of an historic co-operation agreement for Belcarra Regional Park, recognizing both Tsleil-Waututh's ancestral ties to the land and the present use by its members as well as a Metro Vancouver regional park.

    February 19, 2020
  2. City of Revelstoke and CUPE 363 Workers Reach Agreement
    The City of Revelstoke and CUPE 363 are pleased to announce that a five-year agreement has been reached, representing all municipal workers in Revelstoke.

    February 18, 2020
  3. BC Transit, Unifor Local 333 Ratify Agreement
    BC Transit and employees represented by Unifor Local 333 have ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.

    February 14, 2020
  4. British Columbia Supreme Court Upholds Rental Units Bylaw Amendment in City of New Westminster
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia released the decision to uphold the City of New Westminster’s Business Regulations and Licensing (Rental Units) Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 8085, 2019, which regulates how landlords and rental building owners can undertake renovations and evictions. The ruling was in response to a July 2019 petition filed with the Supreme Court to have the bylaw amendment declared invalid.

    February 13, 2020
  5. CUPE 4500 members ratify agreement with Coast Mountain Bus Company
    CUPE 4500 members have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with Coast Mountain Bus Company that includes wage increases, significant benefit improvements, and other provisions that address concerns the Local has raised since bargaining began in late 2018.

    February 13, 2020
  6. City of Richmond Municipal Workers Reach Tentative Agreement
    CUPE 394 and CUPE 718, locals representing outside and inside municipal workers in Richmond respectively, have reached tentative agreements with the City.

    February 12, 2020
  7. More Vancouver Homes Occupied, Initial 2019 Empty Homes Tax Statistics Show
    The number of residential properties in Vancouver declared vacant in 2019 under the Empty Homes Tax program has gone down 14.6% from 2018 and 30% in total from the first year of the program (2017), with the continued trend of previously empty homes being returned to the rental market.

    February 10, 2020
  8. Canadian Communities Receive Federal Support for Sustainability Projects
    Canadians live in cleaner, healthier communities when municipalities develop innovative solutions to reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency and find new uses for their public infrastructure.

    February 10, 2020
  9. Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program
    Provincial funding to combat poverty is available to local governments through the Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program. The intake deadline is February 28, 2020. This program has two funding streams: one to support the development or updating of plans that address poverty, and another that funds poverty reduction projects.

    February 6, 2020
  10. Projects in Columbia Basin Aim for Meaningful Environmental Impacts
    Twenty-nine projects throughout the Columbia Basin will help address the health of local species and spaces, from swallows and salmon to wetlands and forests through research, restoration and education. The projects are being supported with nearly $820,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants.

    February 5, 2020
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