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  1. Columbia Shuswap Regional District Directors Take Stand Against Commercial Water Extraction in Rural Golden
    The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will be developing a policy that does not support the extraction of fresh water for commercial bottled water sales in Electoral Area A (Rural Golden).

    September 20, 2019
  2. Village of Gold River Embarks on Parks and Trails Master Plan
    The Village of Gold River has partnered up with Masters Planning students at Vancouver Island University (VIU) to develop a Parks Master Plan which was identified in the Strategic Planning Goals for 2019-2020. Staff and VIU have worked through the summer to engage the community, compile a community profile, and begin to review the gathered data to provide a working, sustainable plan for the Village.

    September 19, 2019
  3. City of Nanaimo Staff Win Their 5th Spirit of Innovation Award
    The City of Nanaimo's CityProjects team is embracing their innovative spirit with a shiny and coveted trophy. The Spirit of Innovation Award was presented by the Municipal Information Systems Association of BC (MISABC) at the recent Municipal Showcase in Whistler. The award is given annually to the team that presents the most beneficial, innovative, and valuable technology that ultimately has a positive benefit to the community.

    September 19, 2019
  4. City of Richmond Seeks Public Feedback on Draft Cultural Harmony Plan
    The City of Richmond has developed the draft Cultural Harmony Plan 2019-2029 and would like to hear feedback from the public on the proposed strategic directions and recommended actions.

    September 18, 2019
  5. The City of Coquitlam's QNet Fibre-Optic Network Business Model Refined
    Coquitlam’s QNet Fibre-Optic Network Corporation will change governance structure on Dec. 31 to provide greater administrative efficiency and alignment with City Economic Development activities.

    September 18, 2019
  6. North Okanagan Community Celebrates Multi-Million Dollar Wastewater Recovery Project
    The Wastewater Recovery Project has been four years in the making and has faced multiple hurdles due to the complex undertaking of creating an infrastructure asset that will benefit three jurisdictions in different ways for generations to come. On September 12, the community came together to celebrate one of the most significant milestones achieved to date for the project – the awarding of $24.3 million dollars from the federal and provincial governments.

    September 17, 2019
  7. Hazelton Opens Heart to its Community
    The Upper Skeena Recreation Centre is now open, complete with a new professional-sized indoor ice rink with heated seating for 500 spectators, plus a multi-purpose gym, fitness centre and meeting and social areas, including kitchen space.

    September 16, 2019
  8. Union of British Columbia Municipalities Releases Council & Board Remuneration Guide
    UBCM has developed a best practice guide to assist local governments in the development of fair and equitable remuneration polices for elected officials. The guide responds to a resolution (B148) endorsed at the 2018 UBCM convention. In recognition of local government autonomy and the need for approaches that reflect local needs and circumstances, the guide offers practical advice based on research findings and the experiences of municipalities and regional districts around the province.

    September 13, 2019
  9. Battery Electric Buses Charge into Service
    TransLink customers can now board zero-emission battery-electric buses when travelling through Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster. This two-and-a-half-year pilot brings TransLink one step closer toward reaching its goal of operating a fleet with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. Alongside lower emissions, customers can expect a smoother and quieter ride.

    September 12, 2019
  10. District of Lake Country Receives Funding for Indigenous Cultural Centre and Nature Park
    Lake Country Mayor Baker was at the Tsawwassen First Nation on Friday September 6, 2019, to hear Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility along with Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announce funding under the Community, Culture and Recreation program. They were in Tsawwassen toannounce that the Government of Canada along with the Government of British Columbia will be contributing $1,600,000 and $1,333,200 respectively, towards the construction of the Indigenous Cultural Centre and Nature Park in Lake Country. The facility will be a collaboration between Okanagan Indian Band and the District of Lake Country with a total cost of $4 million.

    September 12, 2019
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