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  1. Canada & BC to Deliver $540 Million for Local Government Operations
    The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are working together to contribute close to $540 million in funding to support local government The announcement also includes details on an additional $418 million for community infrastructure, along with $1 billion in provincial and federal investments to help keep people moving, whether by transit, TransLink or BC Ferries.

    September 18, 2020
  2. Northern Development Launches Six New Community Development Programs
    Six new programs replace the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities and the Economic Diversification Infrastructure programs. However, projects that were previously funded under those two programs will still be eligible under the new programs.

    September 18, 2020
  3. Iconic New Westminster Public Art Piece Removed Due to Fire Damage
    On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the WOW Westminster public art installation by Brazilian artist José Resende was removed from the timber wharf at Westminster Pier Park following extensive efforts to save this iconic piece.

    September 17, 2020
  4. Pilot Put in Motion to Increase Transit Access for Low-Income Vancouver Residents
    The approved pilot is a reduced-fare transit program that will seek to design, test, evaluate, and make recommendations for free or subsidized single-zone transit passes in Vancouver for 50-100 people experiencing poverty, with Indigenous and racialized residents prioritized - including women, children, youth, and families, and people living in temporary modular housing.

    September 16, 2020
  5. Delta Announces Mayor's Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism
    The Task Force will operate under the following guiding principles: Recognize that racism and discrimination exists in Delta; ensure that the views and perspectives of all members and contributors are treated with respect and are thoughtfully considered; work collaboratively with the community when appropriate to inform recommendations to Council; and seek to listen, learn, and recommend meaningful actions.

    September 16, 2020
  6. Province Approves Local Bans, Takes Action on Plastics
    The Province is moving to approve bylaws banning single-use plastics for the municipalities of Richmond, Victoria, Saanich, Tofino and Ucluelet, clearing the way for those communities to implement their bans. The Province will also consider other bylaws as they are submitted.

    September 14, 2020
  7. Province Partners with Huu-ay-aht First Nations to Improve Bamfield Road Safety
    The total cost of the three-year upgrade project is estimated at $30.7 million. The Province will contribute $25.7 million to the project. Huu-ay-aht will contribute the additional $5 million for the project and manage the project with technical support from the consulting firm Urban Systems. Huu-ay-aht will also provide in-kind resources, including gravel from gravel pits on their treaty lands, which are expected to result in significant cost savings for the project.

    September 14, 2020
  8. Business Toolbox Helps Grow Resilience and Investment in Langley Township
    As a comprehensive “how to” guide on starting a business, the toolbox combines data and statistics with local information that gives site selectors, prospective investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs everything they need to put their plans into action.

    September 11, 2020
  9. FCM Urges Rapid Housing Solutions Amid Pandemic
    As the COVID-19 pandemic compounds Canada’s ongoing housing crisis, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities is proposing a federal initiative and partnership to rapidly re-purpose on-sale private buildings as permanent, non-profit housing for vulnerable Canadians.

    September 11, 2020
  10. Port Moody Donates Retired 1995 Spartan Fire Engine to Seton Valley Volunteer Firefighters
    The engine will replace a 1948 vehicle used for more than 20 years by the Seton Valley Volunteer Fire Department, which serves the communities of Seton Portage, Tsal’alh, and Ohin.

    September 11, 2020
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