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  1. City of Parksville and CUPE 401 Agree to Three-year Collective Agreement
    This new agreement provides for a general pay rate increase of 4% effective January 1, 2023, 4% effective January 1, 2024, and 3.5% increase effective January 1, 2025.  

    February 14, 2024
  2. Coquitlam Launches Housing Accelerator Fund Action Plan to Fast-Track Housing Initiatives
    The $25 million grant will be used to enable and support investments in housing-related amenities, infrastructure to support housing supply and growth, as well as affordable housing.

    February 14, 2024
  3. City of Delta Initiates Update to OCP
    With a growing population, the Province of BC identified Delta as one of 10 cities to receive a Housing Target Order, requiring the City add 3,607 net new completed homes in the next five years. In response to the provincial mandate, the City of Delta is revising its OCP to accommodate housing growth and meet evolving community needs.

    February 13, 2024
  4. BC Builds Will Deliver More Lower-Cost, Middle-Income Rental Homes Faster
    BC Builds is a new initiative that leverages government, community and non-profit owned and underused land with $2 billion in low-cost financing and a commitment of $950 million for the overall program. The program will focus on rental housing first with rents reflecting local conditions and determined on a community-by-community basis.

    February 13, 2024
  5. Capilano University and District of Squamish Formalize Memorandum of Understanding
    The MoU outlines District of Squamish and CapU’s shared goals to increase opportunities for learners to access educational programs, work-integrated learning and funding for creative activity, research and scholarships, as well as professional development for faculty. The agreement also paves the way for a series of collaborations that are designed to support economic, social and cultural development in the region.

    February 9, 2024
  6. Creston and District Community Complex Receives a Solar Boost
    The Creston and District Community Complex recently installed solar panels on the roof to offset the building’s annual energy usage, with an estimated savings of $274,384 over 30 years. The solar energy produced by the array, which is up to 41,800 kWh per year, will reduce the facilities dependency on the power grid.

    February 9, 2024
  7. City of Penticton Offers Free Energy and Solar Audits for Multi-Family Buildings
    The energy assessments identify energy-saving opportunities and provide a clear understanding of the building’s energy use patterns, resulting in a report that recommends low or no-cost measures to improve energy efficiency. Stratas can then use the information in the assessment to retrofit their building for cost and energy savings. 

    February 7, 2024
  8. City of Vancouver Approves Street Cleaning Grants to Support Low-Barrier Jobs and Cleaner Streets
    Vancouver City Council has approved $2.64 million in funding for the City’s 2024 Street Cleaning Grant program. Micro-cleaning is a core component of the Street Cleaning Grant Program and involves daily collection of litter and needles on foot using brooms, shovels and wheeled carts.

    February 6, 2024
  9. City of Coquitlam Enhances Accessibility at Aquatic Facilities
    Coquitlam successfully received funding through the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Reaching Each and Every One: A Community Sport Intervention grant. A national organization, the CPRA supports municipalities to help realize the full potential of parks and recreation. 

    February 5, 2024
  10. Surrey Action Plan Aims to Increase New Housing by 27.8%
    The City of Surrey is launching a three-year Action Plan to address the delivery of housing and support affordable housing projects that aims to increase the number of new housing units delivered by 27.8%, to an average 4,283 issued dwellings per year.

    February 2, 2024
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