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  1. Streamlined Processes and Technology Improve Coquitlam's Development Services
    Through its Development Application Process Review program, the City has rolled out online payments and plan submission, video building inspections and various other efficiencies and enhancements this year to support the construction industry - and more improvements are on the way.

    September 30, 2020
  2. Vancouver Responds: Methodology Used in Canadian Cities Tax Study Not Comparable
    The City of Vancouver is providing additional context regarding the methodology used in a study which claims that Vancouver has the highest taxes among larger Canadian cities.

    September 30, 2020
  3. Richmond Culture Days Kicks Off with Virtual and In-Person Activities
    Until October 25, people can take part in free or “pay what you may” activities happening virtually and in-person across the city. In-person events will be adhering to COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines.

    September 29, 2020
  4. Free Training Helps Local Governments and First Nations Advance Asset Management Practices
    A new program is being offered free of charge to BC local governments and First Nations, thanks to the funding initiative from the Municipal Asset Management Program, which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

    September 25, 2020
  5. Coast Salish Design and Hul’q’umi’num Language Create Connection at Nanaimo's Beban Pool
    The City of Nanaimo is pleased to announce the commission of new artwork by Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, for Beban Park pool. White-Hill’s project takes the ecosystems of the Nanaimo River Estuary as inspiration.

    September 25, 2020
  6. Municipal Finance Authority of BC Successfully Completes $125 Million Bond Offering
    New loans and the majority of existing loans being re-financed will pay the remarkably low rate of 0.91% until October 2025. This is the lowest rate MFABC has ever been able to offer to Members on long-term borrowing.

    September 24, 2020
  7. Municipal Finance Authority of BC Holds First Ever Virtual Semi-Annual Meeting
    37 of 39 Members of the Authority representing 26 BC Regional Districts were able to attend, approving the issuance of MFABC bonds to fund Fall borrowing requests of BC’s Local Governments. A total of 42 infrastructure projects valued at almost $67 million will be funded across 10 Regional Districts and 3 Regional Hospital Districts as a result.

    September 24, 2020
  8. UBCM Statement: Throne Speech Prioritizes COVID, Recovery, and Climate Action
    The Governor General, the Right Honourable Julie Payette, delivered the federal Throne Speech on September 23rd, which highlights the federal government’s priorities as Parliament prepares to resume. The Speech largely focuses on continued efforts to address the pandemic and measures to support an economic recovery.

    September 24, 2020
  9. Delta Declared a Bee City
    Delta is the 43rd City in Canada to receive this designation and one of only six British Columbia communities named a Bee City.

    September 23, 2020
  10. Delta and Metro Vancouver Collaboratively Add New Lands to the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area
    The newly-added lands are jointly owned by the City of Delta and Metro Vancouver and will be maintained and operated in a manner consistent with the rest of the properties already under protection in the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area.

    September 22, 2020
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