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  1. North Okanagan Electoral Areas B and C Retain BX Ranchlands
    The 137-acre parcel is within the agricultural land reserve, meaning that it could be used as an agricultural park or a space for farming education. With the land now owned by the two electoral areas, discussions can begin on how the space can be used.

    January 29, 2021
  2. Port Coquitlam Strengthens Smoking Bylaws
    The City's amended Smoking Control Bylaw will aim to reduce public exposure to second-hand smoke and vaping within 7.5 metres (about 25 feet) of crosswalks, inside or within 7.5 metres of businesses or any building accessed by the public, in more public spaces, and in vehicles used as taxis, ride-hailing services or to transport minors.

    January 29, 2021
  3. Colubmia Shuswap Regional District Adopts Anti-Racial Discrimination and Anti-Racism Policy
    The CSRD already has policies that adhere to the BC Human Rights Code, as well as Respectful Workplace, Bullying and Harassment and Complaint Resolution policies. This new policy has been added to reinforce the CSRD’s commitment to conducting its day-to-day operations and governance in an anti-discriminatory and anti-racist manner.

    January 29, 2021
  4. West Kelowna Awards City Hall Design Contract; Establishes Equity Partnership with Regional Library
    The West Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library has been in its current leased location for more than 25 years; and, the City’s administration has been operating in many temporary facilities for more than 13 years. The synergies involved in the City and the Okanagan Regional Library working together on a multi-use facility will be an affordable asset that serves the Greater Westside community.

    January 29, 2021
  5. Emergency Situation Prompts Temporary Closure of Rossland City Hall
    The RCMP have arrested a man, armed with a bow and arrow, who allegedly pushed his way past staff through a back door at Rossland City Hall on the morning of January 26th.

    January 27, 2021
  6. Northern Rockies 9-1-1 Goes Live
    After rigorous testing, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is pleased to announce that 9-1-1 call service is fully activated. Residents can now dial 9-1-1 to access police, ambulance or fire services in emergency situations using mobile and landline phones.

    January 27, 2021
  7. Northern Rockies Logs to Benefit Northern Rockies Economy
    Recent forest industry announcements show real promise for the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, with the potential to drive economic recovery in a community where the decline has been the reality for more than a decade.

    January 27, 2021
  8. Fire Services Align Across Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay
    This more modern, all-encompassing agreement aligns with expectations of collaboration, streamlined services, and leveraging economies of scale, resulting in cost effective service delivery and best use of tax dollars. A cost recovery process is also in place to ensure that municipalities are reimbursed for the service they provide beyond their borders.

    January 26, 2021
  9. Port Moody Receives its First GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
    Port Moody joins a distinguished group of B.C. municipalities that have received the 2020 award including Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Vancouver, West Vancouver, Surrey, Vernon, Kelowna, Saanich, and Campbell River.

    January 26, 2021
  10. Northern Development Report Outlines COVID-19 Impacts; Looks at Post-Pandemic Future
    The 2020 State of the North Economic Report released January 25 features industry overviews, updates on major projects and economic analysis on Northern B.C.’s four regions. The report indicates the short-term outlook for the northern economy remains uncertain due to the indeterminate long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    January 26, 2021
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