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  1. City of Kelowna to Launch CCTV Registry Pilot
    The City of Kelowna is launching a CCTV Registry pilot program in partnership with the Kelowna RCMP and Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA). This voluntary registry will record the location of business security cameras within the boundaries of the DKA to provide Kelowna RCMP with quicker access to potential sources of video evidence.

    January 15, 2020
  2. Capital Regional District Moves Forward with Bylaw Amendments for Regional Housing First Program
    The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved a recommendation to move forward with two bylaw amendments in order to extend the Regional Housing First Program (RHFP). The program partners have been in negotiations to extend the program by contributing an additional matching grant of $10 million each for a total equity contribution of $120 million.

    January 9, 2020
  3. Planned Network of Charging Stations Receives Boost from Northern Development
    Northern Development Initiative Trust today announced its commitment of $192,000 towards the creation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station network across central and northern B.C.

    January 9, 2020
  4. Wildfire Fuel Modification Work Scheduled in Summerland
    The District of Summerland has received grant funding from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) to complete wildfire fuel management treatments on municipal land in the Deer Ridge area. This is the final phase of three treatments stemming back several years.

    January 8, 2020
  5. TransLink Launches Historic New Bus Service
    TransLink launches RapidBus on four routes – bringing customers up to 20 per cent faster bus service with higher frequencies, fewer stops, dedicated bus lanes, bus priority changes to intersections, and all-door boarding.

    January 8, 2020
  6. Kamloops Arenas Reduces Carbon Footprint
    The City of Kamloops is committed to implementing strategies that reduce its impact on the environment. To that end, the City has eliminated the use of hot water in its ice resurfacers (Zambonis) in four of its ice rinks and has plans to add another rink to the energy-reduction program in 2020.

    January 3, 2020
  7. British Columbia Home Owner Grant confirmed for 2020
    The 2020 homeowner grant threshold in British Columbia has been set at $1.525 million, maintaining that 92% of homeowners continue to be eligible for the B.C. Home Owner Grant.

    January 3, 2020
  8. Abbotsford International Airport Reaches 1 Million Passenger Milestone
    YXX is one of Canada’s fastest growing airports measured by percentage increase for passenger volumes year over year. This success is driven by supportive airline partners and YXX’s competitive business platform. YXX does not charge an Airport Improvement Fee, a unique differentiator in North America, which allows airlines to increase capacity and provide lower fares in Abbotsford.

    January 2, 2020
  9. Colwood’s Excellence in Asset Management
    Colwood developed a Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan that sets aside the appropriate budget amount each year to ensure funding is in place to avoid sharp, sudden tax increases required due to unanticipated infrastructure breakdown. The plan creates stable and predictable tax rates, avoids added debt servicing costs, takes advantage of investment returns, and supports the community's resilience to change.

    December 19, 2019
  10. Northern Rockies Regional Connectivity Strategy
    The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is excited to announce the development of a Regional Connectivity Strategy as the starting point in a multi-step process aimed at improving internet speed and reliability in the region. A Regional Connectivity Strategy will help guide connectivity-related decisions to achieve greater well-being and economic benefits derived from connectivity.

    December 17, 2019
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