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  1. Powell River Regional District to be Renamed to qathet Regional District
    qathet Regional District is pleased to announce that on July 5, 2018 notification was received indicating the province’s approval on the requested name change.

    July 6, 2018
  2. Cumberland Breaks Ground on New Water Treatment Plant
    Cumberland is continuing to make improvements to the quality and resiliency of its community water system. Work has begun this summer to construct a new water treatment plant, which will include dual barrier disinfection of ultraviolet (UV) and on-site chlorine generation, and a treated water storage reservoir to meet the BC Drinking Water Guidelines.

    July 5, 2018
  3. K’ómoks First Nation and Comox Valley Regional District Working on Water Agreement
    The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are working towards an agreement in the management of regional water resources.

    July 4, 2018
  4. City of Nanaimo and CUPE Reach Agreement
    The City of Nanaimo and CUPE Local 401 have successfully reached a collective agreement to replace the previous one which expired at the end of 2016.

    July 3, 2018
  5. Court Rules in Favour of City of Victoria on Plastic Bag Ban
    The BC Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the City of Victoria and dismissed the challenge to the City of Victoria’s Checkout Bag Regulation by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association. The bylaw, which takes effect July 1, bans the use of single-use plastic checkout bags and sets a minimum price on paper and reusable checkout bags.

    July 3, 2018
  6. Historic Agreement Finalizes More than $7 billion in Metro Vancouver Transportation Improvements
    The largest investment in transit and transportation in Metro Vancouver’s history was approved by the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation and the TransLink Board of Directors on June 28, setting the stage for unprecedented increases to transit service.

    June 29, 2018
  7. City of Prince George City Installs a Section of Solar Road
    The millimetres-thick panels, which are made of a durable composite material, are robust enough to withstand vehicles of varying loads - including the weight of an 18-wheeler truck - in all types of weather.

    June 29, 2018
  8. Local Governments Receive Funding for Community Services
    The annual funding is provided through the Small Community Grant, Regional District Grant and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grant programs. Local governments will receive approximately $108 million in shared funding from the provincial government to support local services and projects.

    June 29, 2018
  9. City Approves Plans to Transform How Affordable Housing is Delivered Across Vancouver
    The Vancouver Affordable Housing Endowment Fund will be a consolidated portfolio containing city-owned land and owned and/or operated buildings and assets, with an assessed value of over $2-billion. It will focus on delivering the Housing Vancouver targets of 72,000 new homes over the next ten years, with an emphasis on 12,000 social, supportive and co-operative housing for lower and middle income households.

    June 29, 2018
  10. Coquitlam Housing Forum Fosters Partnerships and Solutions
    The Forum, hosted by the City of Coquitlam, offered a day of education, building partnerships, exploring funding mechanisms and sharing best practices. It was focused on action to connect housing providers, developers and government authorities in order to build capacity and ultimately increase the supply of affordable housing in Coquitlam.

    June 29, 2018
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