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  1. E-mobility Pilot Project Gets Green Light
    People living in six B.C. municipalities who want to use electric kick scooters will soon be on their way, thanks to a newly approved provincial pilot project.

    March 23, 2021
  2. Province Continues to Support Communities, Regional Districts During Pandemic
    The COVID-19 Safe Restart operating grants will deliver an additional $10 million in funding shared among the 27 regional districts in the province by the end of March 2021. The funding will assist regional districts with the delivery of regional and local services that have been impacted by COVID-19.

    March 23, 2021
  3. Province, City of Victoria Sign Agreement to End Encampments
    The Province and the City of Victoria have signed a memorandum of understanding that formalizes their commitment to work together to end current homeless encampments and help prevent encampments in the future.

    March 23, 2021
  4. City of Vancovuer Speaks out Against Anti-Asian Racism and Violence
    Following the violence that took the lives of eight people, including six women of Asian descent in Atlanta, USA, and in recognition of both the extreme rise of anti-Asian hate crimes and the increase in violence against women during the pandemic, the City of Vancouver is reiterating that there is no place for hate, misogyny, and violence in Vancouver.

    March 23, 2021
  5. Saanich Receives Awards for Budgeting and Financial Reporting
    For the 14th consecutive year, Saanich’s Finance Department has received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its 2019 financial statements. For the 12th consecutive year, Saanich has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from GFOA for its 2020 to 2024 Financial Plan.

    March 23, 2021
  6. RDOS Launches New Resources for Maintaining Pest Free Fruit Trees, Berry Bushes and Vines
    Owners of fruit bearing trees, berries and bushes are responsible for controlling insect pests on their properties. Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen bylaws have been in place since 2001 to prevent pest infestations spreading to neighbouring fruit stocks. To help residents, nurseries, and plant retailers access related information, the RDOS has developed new online brochures, factsheets, videos and downloadable materials.

    March 23, 2021
  7. Big Changes coming to Curbside Waste Collection in Kitimat
    Changes include adding yard waste collection service this spring, and then adding recycling and food scraps collection in the fall. Ultimately, the District hopes these improvements will see the amount of residential garbage that goes to the landfill drop by two-thirds.

    March 22, 2021
  8. New BioSolids Facility Completed for the Village of Gold River
    The new facility is 70% more efficient and is an environmental improvement compared to the previous manual bagging system as it eliminates non-biodegradable bags sent to the landfill. The system will also have a positive effect on run times from Gold River’s current manual system which runs two hours per day, allowing staff to focus on other key responsibilities.

    March 22, 2021
  9. Powell River, qathet, Tla'amin Nation Launch Survey to Inform Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy
    The City of Powell River, qathet Regional District and Tla'amin Nation, along with Lift Community Services and First Credit Union, have begun work on Phase I of the Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy.

    March 22, 2021
  10. Comox Valley Regional District and CUPE Agree on a New Four Year Agreement
    The terms of the agreement include several housekeeping changes, convening a joint Group Plan Committee which will meet bi-annually to review benefit provisions over the life of the agreement, and a $0.68 increase January 1, 2021 followed by two per cent wage increases for the following three years until December 31, 2024.

    March 19, 2021
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