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  1. Sport Surrey, City of Surrey Wins BC Tourism Award for Access & Inclusion
    This award recognizes an individual, organization or consortium operating in British Columbia that has made a significant contribution toward creating inclusive and welcoming experiences for everyone.

    March 8, 2023
  2. New Pothole Finder Uses AI to Smooth the Road Ahead in Victoria
    Data from the new tool builds on city-wide road condition assessments conducted every three years and has significantly increased the number of potholes detected and repaired in Victoria. 

    March 7, 2023
  3. Growing Communities Fund Helps B.C. Communities Serve People Better
    Grants will be distributed to municipalities and regional districts using a funding formula that reflects population size and growth. Grants will be distributed to local governments by the end of March 2023.

    March 6, 2023
  4. Surrey’s Children and Youth At-Risk Table reaches 500 interventions
    A first-of-its-kind in British Columbia, CHART involves a multi-disciplinary team of 16 partner agencies that meets weekly to identify children and youth vulnerable for exploitation, including those at-risk for gang affiliation.

    March 3, 2023
  5. Upgraded Wastewater Plant in Richmond Will Better Protect People, Environment
    The Province is providing Metro Vancouver with funding to upgrade the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Richmond, ensuring it can meet the demands of the growing population, while protecting the health of people and the environment.

    March 3, 2023
  6. Burnaby Launches Review of Historic Discrimination Against Chinese Canadians
    This spring, the City will convene an advisory committee and connect with residents to identify specific recommendations to address historical discrimination, including acknowledgement and a formal apology.

    February 28, 2023
  7. qRD’s Four Volunteer Fire Departments Receive Combined Grant Funding Through UBCM Community Emergency Preparedness Fund
    The qathet Regional District (qRD) is pleased to announce the receipt of a combined total of $94,015 in grant funding through the UBCM Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF): Volunteer and Composite Fire Departments Equipment and Training funding program.

    February 27, 2023
  8. Coquitlam Becomes First City in B.C. to Support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s GoHere Washroom App
    The City has provided the charity the locations of 36 municipal washroom facilities, which have been added to the GoHere App. The locations include washrooms in parks, recreation centres and other City-owned facilities.

    February 23, 2023
  9. Vancouver Council Approves Rezoning for 136 Social Housing Units with Supports
    The creation of new permanent social housing with supports, will provide residents with safe, secure, and affordable homes with onsite and in-reach support services. Grandview will provide 64 homes and Southeast Marine will provide 72 homes.

    February 23, 2023
  10. Merritt Receives $2 Million Dike Funding
    On February 3, 2023, the Province of BC’s Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness announced that is was providing the City of Merritt with $2 million towards flood mitigation diking around the Public Works facility by Canford Avenue.

    February 21, 2023
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