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  1. Infrastructure Canada Announcement: A Plan to Permanently Fund Public Transit and Support Economic Recovery
    Over the coming months, Infrastructure Canada will work with provinces, territories, municipalities, local governments, Indigenous communities, transit agencies, policy experts and other stakeholders to develop programming for a $3 billion in permanent public transit funding in a manner that offers the greatest benefits to Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

    February 10, 2021
  2. City of Delta Designated as a Bat-Friendly Community
    As Metro Vancouver’s second certified bat-friendly community, Delta is committed to protecting and enhancing bat habitat and promoting learning and awareness about the value of local bat colonies in our natural environment.

    February 9, 2021
  3. Land Purchase Sets Stage for Reconciliation Negotiations with Esquimalt Nation
    The Province is in the early stages of negotiating a reconciliation agreement with Esquimalt Nation and the federal government. The land was bought to help facilitate these discussions, and the Province will hold the property until an agreement is negotiated and the land transfer process can be completed. The Province will continue to work with local First Nations and provide ongoing opportunities for consultation with municipal officials, residents and stakeholders as the negotiations progress.

    February 9, 2021
  4. BC Transit and CUPE Local 4500 Ratify New Agreement
    CUPE Local 4500 represents approximately 20 Transit Supervisors and Transit Communications Coordinators working at BC Transit in Greater Victoria. The three-year contract includes general wage increases of two per cent in each year and improvement to benefits.

    February 9, 2021
  5. High School Students Help to Bring Old Tradition to New Prince George Fire Hall
    For more than 50 years, new firefighters would climb the steps to the top of the brick and mortar hose tower on the day they passed probation to write their names and probation year in chalk upon the tower wall. Shortly after construction finished on the new fire hall, students began transcribing the names and dates of hundreds of firefighters in black acrylic paint on the white walls of the new hose tower.

    February 5, 2021
  6. Saanich Supports UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
    The UN Decade provides a good opportunity to demonstrate and highlight Saanich’s commitment to environmental stewardship as recognized in Saanich’s Official Community Plan; Climate Plan; Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan; and the Older Adults Strategy.

    February 5, 2021
  7. Vancouver Marks Black History Month with Community-Led Celebration of Key Voices
    City says that honouring, uplifting, and respecting Vancouver's Black and African diasporic residents is a continuous priority that must go beyond Black History Month.

    February 3, 2021
  8. Statement from BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus on Meetings with the Province to Develop Complex Care Housing Pilot
    The B.C. Urban Mayors' Caucus released a statement following meetings last week with Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing David Eby and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson to discuss strengthening mental health and substance use supports in the face of the ongoing homelessness and opioid crises.

    February 1, 2021
  9. Comox Valley Regional District Adopts Statement of Reconciliation; Encourages Federal Follow-Through on UNDRIP
    Comox Valley Regional District has adopted a statement of reconciliation that will continue to guide the CVRD’s work with Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.

    January 29, 2021
  10. Richmond Bans Rodenticides on City-Owned Property
    The ban will see a one-year pilot project evaluate the impact of the ban on the rodent population as well as other wildlife, some of which are negatively affected by the use of poison.

    January 29, 2021
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