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  1. Town of Creston Announces Name of the Market Park Project: ʔak̓uǂni
    The Town of Creston collaborated with yaqan nukiy in developing the park’s features, including the plantings and gathering circle. The installation of a large tipi marks the first on land within the Town of Creston in over 100 years, marking an important step towards truth and reconciliation.

    June 20, 2024
  2. TNRD, City of Merritt Renew Fire Protection Service Agreement
    ​​​​​​​This fire protection service area includes 772 registered addresses in Lower Nicola, Miller Estates, the north end of Coldwater Road, and areas east of Merritt including Nicola Ranch and Harmon Estates.

    June 19, 2024
  3. New Rules Help Deliver Housing Faster in B.C.
    All local governments must complete an interim HNR by Jan. 1, 2025, and then municipalities must update their official community plans (OCP) and zoning bylaws by Dec. 31, 2025. In each municipality, the updated OCP and zoning bylaws must accommodate the number of housing units identified in the HNR. These changes build on and align with the new requirements related to small-scale multi-unit housing and other recent legislative changes.

    June 19, 2024
  4. New Funding Program Helps Protect People, Communities from Climate Emergencies
    The fund will provide approximately $15 million in its first year and $25 million in its second year for eligible projects. Eligible hazards include drought and water scarcity, erosion, extreme temperature, flood, sea-level rise, earthquakes and tsunamis, and geohazards, such as avalanches and landslides. Support for wildfire-risk reduction remains available through the Ministry of Forests.

    June 18, 2024
  5. Local Governments Receive Grants to Speed up Delivery of Homes
    The Local Government Development Approvals Program, administered through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), was created to help local governments implement best practices and develop innovative ways to support non-profit housing organizations, developers and other stakeholders to speed up the delivery of homes.

    June 17, 2024
  6. City of Quesnel Ratifies Collective Agreement with CUPE 1050
    The new agreement is effective June 8, 2024, expiring on June 7, 2027. The wage increase over three years is 5%, 4.5%, and 4%.

    June 14, 2024
  7. Local Community Forest Honoured for Excellence in Forest Management
    Chinook Community Forest was presented with the 2024 Robin Hood Memorial Award on June 12, 2024, in Mackenzie. Chinook Community Forest is a partnership of six First Nations and two municipalities.

    June 14, 2024
  8. Surrey Looks to Improve Multilingual Communication with Residents
    Nearly half of Surrey’s population was born in another country. Recent Census data shows that 45% of Surrey's residents are immigrants with 38% residents speaking English as a second language.

    June 13, 2024
  9. Construction begins at Oliver and District Arena
    The Oliver and District Arena was built in 1968 and was the second ice facility to be established in the South Okanagan. The facility has been in use for more than five decades and many key components of the building have reached the end of their useful life.

    June 13, 2024
  10. Kamloops and Interior Community Services Launch Mobile Crisis Outreach Response Team
    In a partnership initiative put forth through the federal Crime Prevention Action Fund, the City of Kamloops and Interior Community Services are working together with a new Mobile Crisis Outreach Response team. This collaboration marks a significant step in diverting youth-involved crisis situations away from law enforcement.

    June 12, 2024
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