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  1. Poverty Reduction Grants Help Communities Throughout BC
    Local governments will have the opportunity to apply for the third round of the Province’s Poverty Reduction Planning and Action Program grants to help develop local strategies and solutions to address poverty.

    November 25, 2021
  2. $9 Million Grant Expands Sewer Access for Kelowna Residents
    Grant will support sewer infrastructure expansion to replace more than 630 of the approximately 2,500 septic systems still in use in urban areas within city limits.

    November 24, 2021
  3. Kelowna Staff in Merritt to Help Get Systems Going Again
    Experienced water and wastewater operators from Kelowna have been lending a helping hand and sharing their expertise in Merritt to help get overwhelmed municipal services operating after a devastating flood knocked-out the city's facilities and forced the evacuation of more than 7,000 residents.

    November 24, 2021
  4. CUPE BC Establishes Disaster Relief Fund to Support Members
    CUPE BC's Executive Board has voted to establish a Disaster Relief Fund to support CUPE members impacted by the recent catastrophic floods and mudslides.

    November 22, 2021
  5. Recycle BC Issues Statement Regarding Material Collection Suspension
    Due to the unprecedented flooding event, RecycleBC is making a temporary change to the collection of some materials. Starting Monday, November 22 Recycle BC is suspending collection of non-deposit glass bottles and jars and foam packaging from Recycle BC depots, and suspending collection of all glass bottles and jars from curbside and multi-family.

    November 19, 2021
  6. Whistler Declares December 3 as International Day of People with Disabilities
    The International Day of People with Disabilities was first observed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly and is meant to raise awareness and promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Held on December 3 each year, this day is aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.

    November 19, 2021
  7. Central Saanich Receives Budget Award
    The District of Central Saanich has once again received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 2021 Financial Plan.

    November 19, 2021
  8. City Invests $2.25 Million in Elevating and Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Vancouver
    Vancouver City Council approved over $2.25 million in grants for 106 non-profit cultural organizations. Seven local artists will also receive live-work or work-only studios below-market rents to support their work.

    November 18, 2021
  9. Urban Mayors' Caucus Meets with Federal Leader of the Official Opposition on BC's Urban Challenges
    Key issues of concern include housing affordability, transportation, mental health and addictions treatment and an expanded set of sustainable, predictable and reliable funding tools to address the needs of our growing communities, upgrade aging infrastructure, and create accessible and sustainable cities.

    November 17, 2021
  10. City of Delta Launches Kindness Counts Program for World Kindness Day
    The City of Delta is launching its Kindness Counts Program on November 13, 2021 to celebrate World Kindness Day. Kindness Counts will kick-off with the official unveiling of five uniquely designed and painted kindness meters installed at locations throughout Delta, and be supported by an 18-day social media campaign featuring daily suggested random acts of kindness aimed at sparking a community-wide kindness chain reaction.

    November 12, 2021
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