Current News Releases
- City of Surrey Requests Assistance from City of Vancouver and Vancouver Police Department with Municipal Policing Transition
The City of Surrey is the only major metropolitan area of its size in Canada that does not have its own municipal police service. Just as Surrey has evolved and city infrastructure has grown with it, Mayor and Council are taking steps to advance how policing will be delivered in this city with the creation of a Surrey Police Department.
December 14, 2018
- Comox Valley Regional District and CUPE 556 Agree on Two Year Agreement
The Comox Valley Regional District and CUPE 556, union local representing approximately 84 employees, have agreed on a new two year collective agreement.
December 13, 2018
- Vancouver Sees Steady Progress in Short-Term Rentals Enforcement
Three months after the short-term rental regulations took full effect on September 1, 2018, efforts by the City to remove illegal units from the short-term rental market are helping to provide more housing for long-term renters. Since April 2018, 963 short-term rental units are no longer advertised.
December 11, 2018
- Sea-to-Sky Communities Make Progress Toward Regional Transit
The District of Squamish, Líl’wat Nation, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Squamish Nation, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and Village of Pemberton have been working towards the expansion of regional transit to improve mobility and affordability for residents in the region, allow more flexibility with housing choices, reduce environmental impact through GHG reduction, and reduce traffic congestion.
December 7, 2018
- City of Prince George Lauching Bear-Resistant Garbage Bins Pilot Project
Although similar in size to a large-sized City garbage bin, the bear-resistant bins are more robustly designed in order to make them very difficult for a bear to compromise, but they are light enough not to be dangerous for humans to maneuver. The bins are certified bear-resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, and are fully compatible with the automated lift arms used by all City waste collection trucks.
December 6, 2018
- Port Coquitlam's New Biz Hub is a One-Stop Shop for Businesses
Officially launched at the PoCo Best Biz Awards last month, Biz Hub is a one-stop shop that brings together all the city services required to start and operate a business, develop a property or build in Port Coquitlam.
December 5, 2018
- Whistler's Wayfinding and Cultural Connector Projects Celebrate Milestones
Visitors to Whistler Village and beyond are able to more easily navigate their way as well as explore cultural venues, thanks to two projects undertaken in recent years to enhance the visitor experience.
December 5, 2018
- Treaty Principals Sign Accord to Transform Treaty Negotiations in BC
The Accord states that extinguishment and surrender of rights have no place in modern-day Crown-Indigenous relations or agreements. Instead, the federal and provincial governments and First Nations Summit have agreed that Aboriginal title and rights must be continued through treaties, as well as other types of agreements.
December 3, 2018
- North Cowichan Welcomes Electric Ice Resurfacer
While the electric machine was $60,000 more expensive than the propane machine, with reduced annual maintenance and fuel costs, the electric machine is projected to save $40,000 over its 10-year lifespan
December 3, 2018
- TransLink Launches Project to Replace 1980s-Era Signs and Audio
Over the next 18 months, TransLink will replace the existing 1980s-era information displays and audio systems with modern equipment that gives customers the ability to see when the next train is arriving and clearly hear in-station announcements.
November 30, 2018