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  1. Province Funds Critical Infrastructure Projects in the Northwest
    The agreement will support the renewal or replacement of capital assets and construction of infrastructure, such as roads, water, sewer and other amenities, needed to grow economic development and growth in the region.

    July 12, 2024
  2. Vancouver Updates View and Solar Access Policies with Balanced Approach to Support Housing, Job Growth and Livability
    Vancouver City Council approved, with amendments, balanced updates to Vancouver’s public view and solar access policies to support opportunities for housing, job space and hotels, and accelerate project approvals, while supporting urban livability.

    July 11, 2024
  3. Province, Surrey Reach Agreement on Police Transition
    The Surrey police board’s budget for 2024-25 fits within Surrey’s financial framework. The budget sets out a plan to hire 526 SPS officers by the end of 2024 making up approximately two-thirds of the city’s authorized policing strength for 2024.  

    July 10, 2024
  4. City of Burnaby Approves Landmark Anti-Racism Framework
    Burnaby is one of only a handful of Canadian cities without a majority ethnic group. More than half of residents were not born in Canada and more than 120 languages are spoken here. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burnaby RCMP reported a spike in the number of police-reported hate crimes, following a trend that was reported nationwide. Burnaby’s Anti-Racism Framework summarizes the anti-racism actions the City is currently undertaking, and makes 19 recommendations for further actions to advance this work. 

    July 10, 2024
  5. Coquitlam Designates Transit-Oriented Development Areas following Mandatory Provincial Legislation
    The City has now passed bylaws to designate areas within 800 metres of SkyTrain stations as Transit-Oriented Areas, and to remove residential parking requirements within these areas from the City’s Zoning Bylaw. These changes are driven by Bill 47, part of the provincial government’s housing legislation changes introduced in late 2023.

    July 10, 2024
  6. City of Delta First to Adopt New Housing-Focused Official Community Plan
    The OCP update was necessary to help the City meet the housing needs identified by the Province of BC in the Housing Supply Act and achieve the Housing Target Order of 3,607 net new units in the next 5 years.

    July 9, 2024
  7. Infill Housing Program Brings Diverse Housing Options to Oak Bay
    Amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and Parking Facilities Bylaw provide flexibility for residents, allowing infill housing with the retention of existing homes. Additionally, a development permit review is not required for Infill Housing that meets the new zoning and only requires a building permit. 

    July 8, 2024
  8. City of Vancouver Celebrates the Official Opening of the Water Street Pedestrian Zone Alongside Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
    The Water Street Pedestrian Zone Pilot is a vibrant and activated “people-first” place that supports business and community connections from July through August. It includes car-free and car-light sections along Water Street and Maple Tree Square and features shared seating, expanded patios, merchandise displays, storytelling and artwork courtesy of the local Nations, live performances and special events.

    July 4, 2024
  9. Canada Community Building Fund Renewed for Next Decade
    Changes to the renewed program include expanding eligible project categories to include community resilience projects, fire truck purchases, and planning initiatives that support housing.

    July 4, 2024
  10. West Kelowna Celebrates Opening of City Hall / Library Building with Community
    The City of West Kelowna and Okanagan Regional Library officially celebrated the opening of the new City Hall / Library Building together with good neighbours Westbank First Nation, service providers in the building, and the community at today’s official ribbon cutting event.

    July 2, 2024
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