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  1. New Building Permit Hub Launched to Speed up Homebuilding
    The Province is digitizing local permit processes to make it easier and faster for homeowners and industry professionals to submit applications to local governments and First Nations.

    May 28, 2024
  2. City of Trail and CUPE 2087 Ratify New Agreement
    ​​​​​​​The new three-year deal is in place from March 1, 2024 to March 1, 2027 and provides wage increases of 5 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent respectively. The deal also includes improvements to benefits and scheduling as well as recognition of a diverse, equitable and respectful workplace.

    May 27, 2024
  3. District of West Vancouver Announces Huge New Park with Support from BC Parks Foundation
    A broad expanse of West Vancouver’s mountainside, which forms a stunning backdrop to Vancouver, will remain protected forever, thanks to a massive new park being created by the District of West Vancouver.

    May 27, 2024
  4. District of Hope and Chawathil First Nation Pioneer Historic Protocol Agreement
    Key highlights of the agreement include provisions for economic development, land use planning, provision of services, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

    May 24, 2024
  5. Strathcona Regional District Accessibility Plan Approved
    The SRD partnered with The City of Campbell River, the Village of Sayward, the Village of Zeballos, the Village of Tahsis, the Village of Gold River, Vancouver Island West School District 84, and the Vancouver Island Regional Library to establish the Strathcona Accessibility and Inclusion Advisory Committee (SAIAC), develop an Accessibility Plan and implement the feedback mechanism.

    May 24, 2024
  6. Hundreds More Affordable Homes Coming to Metro Vancouver
    This is the second phase of a commitment between the Province, through BC Housing, and Metro Vancouver, through Metro Vancouver Housing, that will deliver approximately 670 below-market rental units.

    May 24, 2024
  7. District of Central Saanich to Purchase Land to Expand Butterfield Park
    The purchase will see the park almost double in size and protect 10 acres of heavily forested land at 1124 Mount Newton Cross Road.

    May 23, 2024
  8. City of Rossland Planning Department and Partners Win Award For Excellence in Planning.
    Rossland is happy to share that they (along with partners CitySpaces Consulting Ltd and Lower Columbia Affordable Housing) won gold in the AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PLANNING PRACTICE – SMALL TOWN & RURAL AREAS for Rossland Yards – Net Zero Ready, Mixed-use Affordable Workforce Housing and City Hall Project.

    May 23, 2024
  9. City of Richmond Reaches Agreement with CUPE Workers
    The agreement, which covers the period January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2027, will see the City’s unionized employees receive wage increases of 4.5 per cent in 2024, 4.0 per cent in 2025, and 3.5 per cent in 2026 and 2027, as well as a onetime inflationary support and retention lump sum payment.

    May 22, 2024
  10. Meet the Fleet – City of Victoria Releases Third Set of Vehicle Trading Cards
    The trading cards showcase five City fleet vehicles – a zero-emission electric van, a mini excavator, a snow removal truck, a zero-emission electric car and a road paver.

    May 22, 2024
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