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  1. BC Local Governments Support Government of Canada as Intervenors in Carbon Pricing Supreme Court Appeal
    The six B.C. local governments are joining together to support the national law on carbon pricing which will reduce carbon pollution. This is in line with the local governments’ declarations of a climate emergency and emission reduction targets that have been set in each community. The municipalities recognize the importance of urgent, collaborative action at all levels of government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    December 6, 2019
  2. Courtenay Council Adopts Asset Management Bylaw
    To recognize the central role of asset management in its operations, the City of Courtenay has become one of the first municipalities in Canada, and the very first in B.C., to enshrine its asset management program in a formal bylaw.

    December 5, 2019
  3. City of Richmond Launches New Food Recovery Network
    In the first initiative of its kind in Metro Vancouver, the City of Richmond is launching a Food Recovery Network to help address food waste and food insecurity.

    December 4, 2019
  4. City of Burnaby Pursues Historic Expansion of Tenants' Rights
    The City of Burnaby is pursuing one of the most progressive tenant assistance policies in the country, after revisions to the City’s existing policy were approved in principle by City Council on Monday.

    December 4, 2019
  5. District of Coldstream and CUPE Local 626 Ratify New Collective Agreement
    The District of Coldstream and members of CUPE Local 626 have ratified a five-year collective agreement for the period of January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023.

    December 3, 2019
  6. City of Vancouver is Ready for Ride-Hailing
    The City of Vancouver is ready to license ride-hailing companies so they can get on the road and serve residents, businesses, and visitors.

    December 3, 2019
  7. City of Vancouver to Apply 25% Increase in Empty Homes Tax Rate for 2020
    Vancouver City Council has directed City staff to amend the Vacancy Tax by-law to increase the Empty Homes Tax rate (currently 1.0%) to 1.25% for the 2020 tax year.

    November 29, 2019
  8. Sustainable Transportation on the Rise in Coquitlam
    About 30 per cent of trips in Coquitlam are expected to be taken on foot, bicycle and transit by 2031, suggests a new City report.

    November 28, 2019
  9. Joint Statement on B.C. Indigenous Human Rights Legislation Passing Unanimously
    "Today, we have made history. British Columbia is the first province in Canada to enshrine the human rights of Indigenous peoples in law. Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples act, passed unanimously on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019."

    November 27, 2019
  10. New Supportive Housing Coming Soon to City of Surrey
    Safe, secure homes are on the way for people experiencing homelessness in Surrey as construction begins on new supportive housing in the community.

    November 25, 2019
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