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  1. City of Port Alberni Reaches Collective Deal with CUPE
    The City of Port Alberni and their unionized workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 118, have reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement.

    April 24, 2019
  2. Burnaby First Municipality in Metro Vancouver to Convert to LED Streetlights
    Just in time for Earth Day, the City of Burnaby completed conversion of all its streetlights to LED this month, becoming the first municipality in Metro Vancouver to do so. The change reduces streetlight energy consumption by approximately 60 per cent, saving approximately $750,000 a year in energy costs.

    April 23, 2019
  3. Okanagan Water Grants Aim to Conserve and Improve Water Quality
    The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved more than $318,000 in funding to 17 projects that will help conserve and protect water in the valley while addressing the larger issues of climate change. Directors approved the Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) grants at their last board meeting, April 2. Recipients have now been notified. In all, there were 31 applications with a total ask of $688,281.

    April 23, 2019
  4. Colwood Wins Award of Excellence for Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan
    The City of Colwood has been recognized with an Award for Excellence in Government Finance for the Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan.

    April 23, 2019
  5. Squamish Nation and District of Squamish Sign Community Forest Governance Agreement
    The Squamish Nation and District of Squamish have signed a historic agreement that defines a governance structure to put control of approximately 10,000 hectares of forest land squarely in the hands of the community.

    April 17, 2019
  6. New Westminster's Fibre Network Connects to Commercial Districts
    The City of New Westminster’s own open-access fibre network, BridgeNet, continues to connect New West, enabling high-speed internet service choices for residents and businesses. BridgeNet is currently in its third year of construction with on-net ready access to 12 commercial locations and 28 residential buildings, with many residents and local businesses already enjoying the benefits of fibre internet services.

    April 12, 2019
  7. Fort St John Mayor Lori Ackerman Named the 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year
    The Energy Council of Canada has chosen Mayor Lori Ackerman of Fort St. John, British Columbia as Canadian Energy Person of the Year.

    April 8, 2019
  8. Regional District of North Okanagan Awarded Emergency Preparedness Grants
    The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) has been awarded two grants through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for evacuation route planning at Kingfisher/Mabel Lake and for Emergency Operations Centre training.

    April 8, 2019
  9. Northern Development Initiative Trust Announces New Housing Programs
    Northern Development Initiative Trust today announced a suite of Housing Programs that will support local governments in the creation of new, market-based housing units across Northern B.C.

    April 5, 2019
  10. Former Castlegar City Staffer Pens Book Promoting Positive Civic Values
    Local author, speaker and veteran community builder Diane Kalen-Sukra’s new book Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It is being hailed by national civility advocates, media pundits and governance experts as a must-read for community leaders and citizens.

    April 4, 2019
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