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  1. Airport Improvements Support Services, Growth for Communities
    This year, the Province is investing $11 million through the BC Air Access Program to support 26 upgrades at two dozen airports throughout British Columbia, prioritizing the needs of local communities.   

    April 2, 2024
  2. Central Saanich's Largest Sewer System Replacement Project Kicks Off
    New main pipes will be installed in the roadway and new sewer service connections will be provided to the properties. In total, the project includes 4,270 meters of sanitary sewer mains along Sluggett Road, Wallace Drive and Stelly’s Cross Road. Improvements along Wallace Drive will also include the installation of new bike lanes. 

    March 28, 2024
  3. Canada, British Columbia, and Local Partners Invest More than $98 Million in Water Infrastructure Improvements Across the Province
    Infrastructure improvements to drinking water and wastewater treatment for other communities will involve the construction of new water treatment plants, upgrading existing wastewater treatment plants with filtration and ultraviolet disinfection systems, as well as the installation of new water supply lines and reservoirs. 

    March 28, 2024
  4. City of White Rock and CUPE 718 Ratify Three-Year Collective Agreement
    The settlement includes wage increases of 3% in 2022, 4.5% in 2023 and 4% in 2024 and a 4.5% one-time payment based on 2022 regular base earnings.  These increases are in alignment with other municipalities across the Lower Mainland.

    March 27, 2024
  5. City of Vernon Receives Prestigious National Award for Financial Reporting for the 14th Year
    The annual financial report has been judged by impartial Canadian Review Committee members to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” designed to clearly communicate the municipality’s financial story and to motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

    March 26, 2024
  6. B.C. Builds Cleaner Communities with Active Transportation
    For this intake period, $24 million from the Province will support 80 active transportation infrastructure projects in communities around British Columbia. These grants will help local governments plan and build improved connections to work, school and recreational centres, and create infrastructure in communities to support active modes of transportation.

    March 25, 2024
  7. City of New Westminster Receives $1.005M in Provincial Funding for Urban Reforestation
    This phase will see the installation of 532 trees on streets and boulevards, bolstering community resilience to the impacts of climate change and moving the City closer to its goal of planting 8,500 trees on City property by 2030.

    March 25, 2024
  8. Regional Parks in British Columbia’s Central Okanagan Join Canada’s National Conservation Network
    The Regional District of Central Okanagan has officially recognized 25 regional parks as part of Canada’s national conservation network, further solidifying the Regional District of Central Okanagan's commitment to nature conservation. The combined area represents 2,114 hectares, which is now included in the Canadian Protected and Conserved Areas Database. Equivalent to 21.1 square kilometres, the total area is also larger than the city of Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia.

    March 25, 2024
  9. Nearly 870 New Homes Coming to Vancouver Island
    Eight new projects on Vancouver Island have been selected through the third intake of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund (CHF). The proposed projects will provide 867 affordable rental homes for individuals, families, seniors, people living with disabilities and Indigenous people on Vancouver Island.

    March 21, 2024
  10. City of Delta Receives Grant to Study Enhancement of Agricultural Water Security
    With the Fraser River freshet occurring earlier in the year, faster snowpack melt, and rising sea levels pushing more saline water towards Delta’s only irrigation intake at Tasker Pump Station, this funding will allow Delta to study an ideal location for a second irrigation intake from the Fraser River.

    March 21, 2024
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