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  1. BC Builds Will Deliver Thousands More Homes with Canada Contribution
    In addition to the $2-billion financing from the Government of Canada, BC Builds is supported through an investment of $950 million from the Province to ensure units are available at below-market rates, as well as $2 billion in provincial low-cost construction financing. The BC Builds team will help streamline approvals for projects seeking federal financing to meet the 12-18-month concept-to-construction BC Builds timeline.

    February 21, 2024
  2. Okanagan Water Board Critical of Federal Mussel Response
    The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is providing clarification to this week’s federal mussel funding announcement, arguing it does not go far enough.

    February 20, 2024
  3. Government of Canada Launches Program to Support Lytton’s Business Community
    The Lytton Business Restart Program provides contribution funding to support the restart and revitalization of local business in Lytton, B.C.

    February 20, 2024
  4. City of Revelstoke and CUPE 363 Workers Reach Agreement
    The terms of the agreement are comparable to municipalities throughout British Columbia. CUPE 363 represents approximately 115 outside and inside workers at Public Works, and working in various municipal facilities including City Hall, the RCMP, Parks, Recreation & Culture and Public Works Administrative offices. 

    February 16, 2024
  5. Federal and Provincial Governments Invest in Sewer System Transformation for Oak Bay
    Funding will improve both stormwater and wastewater management by separating the existing combined sewer system in the Uplands neighbourhood of the district. Constructing new storm sewers and outfalls will allow the current system to be used exclusively as a wastewater sewer, helping to safeguard the community from flooding and the environment from possible adverse effects.

    February 15, 2024
  6. Improvements to Abbotsford Pump Station Build Resilience, Make People Safer
    The City of Abbotsford is completing several key improvements to better equip the pump station to withstand severe floodwaters from the nearby Sumas and Nooksack rivers. These improvements include adding a six-metre flood wall, upgrading the debris screens and replacing the pump motors. These upgrades will ensure that the pump is better equipped to protect from future flooding events and will guard against other threats, such as debris from the Nooksack and Sumas rivers and power outages in the surrounding area.

    February 14, 2024
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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