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  1. The CRD and CUPE 1978 Ratify New Collective Agreement
    The agreement includes a $0.25 per hour and then 3.24% wage increases for the first year (retroactive for 2022), a 4% increase in 2023, and a 3% increase in 2024. It also increases flexibility by offering flex schedules and modified workweek arrangements. The CRD has also agreed to more opportunity for hybrid working from home arrangements.

    November 25, 2022
  2. TransLink Launches Transit-Friendly Employer Certification
    To become certified in the TFE program, employers must pay at least 50 per cent of their employee transit passes, while employees pay the remainder.

    November 24, 2022
  3. Province of BC Invests in Specialized, Rural Police Services
    The Province is taking action to deliver stronger public safety services to protect people in urban, rural, and remote communities across B.C. through new funding that will help specialized units and rural police forces staff up and help keep streets safer for everyone.

    November 23, 2022
  4. New Premier, David Eby Delivers Action to Expand Housing Supply Within First Days
    The first piece of legislation, the housing supply act, will help speed up housing development and increase supply by giving the Province the power to set housing targets in municipalities with the greatest need and highest projected growth.

    November 21, 2022
  5. City of Vancouver Invests More than $1 million in Grants to Support Local Cultural Organizations
    Grant recommendations approved by Vancouver City Council were based on Culture|Shift, our 10-year culture plan, which encapsulates the aspirations of thousands of people who lent their expertise to co-create an inclusive, ambitious vision for Vancouver’s cultural fabric.

    November 21, 2022
  6. Penticton Council Gives Green Light to Community Climate Action Plan
    Penticton’s new Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) outlines strategies the City can implement now to tackle the biggest sources of GHG emissions - from within the city.

    November 21, 2022
  7. Vancouver Residents Can Adopt a Catch Basin
    The City of Vancouver has over 1,800 "adopters" who give their time and energy to keep neighbourhood catch basins clear as part of an annual Adopt-a-Catch-Basin program.

    November 17, 2022
  8. Burnaby Officially Opens Celeste Redman Community Resource Centre
    Named for the late Burnaby councillor Celeste Redman, the new support facility offers vital social support services to local residents including parenting support, victim support, and counselling.

    November 16, 2022
  9. Council Votes to Move Ahead in Re-Establishing RCMP as Police of Jurisdiction in Surrey
    At the November 14 Regular Council meeting, City Council approved maintaining the RCMP as Police of Jurisdiction in Surrey. Council’s endorsement of this option will have staff prepare a plan that will be forwarded to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General upon Council approval.

    November 15, 2022
  10. City of Revelstoke to Invest in Retaining, Attracting & Engaging Employees
    The City of Revelstoke is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2023, the City of Revelstoke CUPE 363 employees will receive a 2% increase as outlined in the Collective Agreement plus an additional 2% increase for a total 4% increase in an effort to retain, attract and engage our employees.

    November 14, 2022
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