Current News Releases
- Chilliwack Breaks Ground for Additional Ice Sheet at Newly Named Sardis Sports Complex
The new addition will increase ice availability for a wide variety of user groups, including minor hockey, figure skating, speed skating and ringette. Increasing current ice allocations will also expand the potential for these community programs to grow.
April 9, 2018
- CityStudio Abbotsford Students Showcase Projects
CityStudio is a partnership program between the City of Abbotsford and the University of the Fraser Valley in which university students tackle civic issues and prototype solutions as part of their university degree program curriculum.
April 6, 2018
- Duncan and North Cowichan Amalgamation Referendum Set for June 23
An impartial information campaign led by an external consultant will begin in May to provide information to the public in the weeks leading up to June 23. Residents will be able to seek answers to their questions through a number of channels, including a dedicated website, a call-in line and several open houses, to then determine for themselves whether the two municipalities should amalgamate.
April 5, 2018
- Funding for Staff Salaries Now Available for Municipalities to Take Action on Climate Change
Staff grants can help municipalities make progress on climate change activities, including conducting research; creating GHG inventories; preparing climate adaptation or GHG emission reduction plans; and implementing operational changes to reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts.
April 3, 2018
- Metro Vancouver Leads Canada and the US in Transit Ridership Growth
Growth attributed to a number of factors including economic growth, high gas prices and the addition of the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension.
April 3, 2018
- Vancouver to Convene Special Meeting to Deliver Apology for Historical Discrimination Against Chinese People
On Sunday, April 22, Vancouver City Council will convene a Special Council meeting in Chinatown where Mayor Gregor Robertson will deliver a formal apology for past discrimination against residents of Chinese descent. The apology will acknowledge the wrongdoings of past legislation, regulations and policies of previous Vancouver City Councils.
March 29, 2018
- New Public Art Piece Coming to Chilliwack's Evans Roundabout
The piece will feature an arrangement of five 25 foot tall multi-coloured flowers. Each flower will feature ten petals, painted in a broad array of bright colours. The flower stalks will be illuminated at night by ground-based floodlights and each flower head will be lit with LED lights.
March 28, 2018
- MOU to Address Water Governance in the Nicola Watershed
An innovative project promoting co-leadership of water resources by the Province and the Nicola First Nations has a goal of sustainable management and improved health of the Nicola watershed.
March 27, 2018
- Vicotria Unveils New Wayfinding Signage Featuring Lekwungen Place Names
An unveiling and First Nations blessing ceremony of the city's new wayfinding signage took place March 21 at Victoria's Inner Harbour.
March 27, 2018
- North East BC Resource Municipalities Coalition Reacts to Framework for Natural Gas Devleopment
The North East BC Resource Municipalities Coalition, including the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, the District of Tumbler Ridge, the City of Fort St. John and the District of Taylor, is optimistic about British Columbia's new framework for natural gas development.
March 23, 2018