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  1. Capital Regional District Contributes to Canada's National Conservation Network
    The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, commended the Capital Regional District its contribution to conservation in Canada. They have officially recognized all 33 of the regional parks under their jurisdiction in the Canadian Protected and Conserved Areas Database.

    May 16, 2023
  2. City of Penticton Reaches Out to Schools to Arrange Educational Tours
    While tours have been available in the past on an ad-hoc basis, the City is now offering a formalized approach to connect schools with tours of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, as well as in-school presentations about recycling.

    May 16, 2023
  3. Surrey Launches Digital Technology Hub for Older Adults
    The City of Surrey has launched a Digital Technology Hub, a free online platform that offers resources to help older adults navigate the digital world and make it easier to connect to services, programs, and people.

    May 16, 2023
  4. Celebrate Local Government Awareness Week from May 14th - 20th, 2023
    Between May 14th and 20th, local governments are invited to build public awareness of local government roles and encourage participation in local government processes. Local Government Awareness Week is an initiative of UBCM, CivicInfo BC and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

    May 15, 2023
  5. Vancouver's Last Call Pilot Project Takes a Stand Against Sexual Violence
    Ground-breaking initiative addresses sexual violence in Vancouver's hospitality and service industry, providing a safer and more inclusive environment for all, particularly those of marginalized genders, including cis and trans women, trans, nonbinary and Two-Spirit people.

    May 15, 2023
  6. New Westminster’s Sixth Street Play Area wins Parks Excellence Award
    The BCPRA’s Parks Excellence Award recognizes outstanding design and development of park spaces using natural elements or repurposing materials, and which reflects innovative community culture, is accessible to all patrons, and encourages outdoor activity.

    May 10, 2023
  7. Building Code Changes Support B.C.’s Zero-Carbon Targets
    Effective May 1, 2023, the BC Building Code will require 20% better energy efficiency for most new buildings throughout the province. The Zero Carbon Step Code provides tools for local governments to encourage or require lower emissions in new buildings.

    May 9, 2023
  8. Ladysmith Council Adopts New Official Community Plan – ‘Unparalleled 2049’
    The OCP review was coined ‘Unparallel 2049’ in reference to the community’s location on the 49th Parallel and Council’s commitment to climate action and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the 2050 net zero emissions deadline.

    May 8, 2023
  9. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Launches New Tools to Improve Communication and Engagement
    The Regional District is introducing the SLRD Update – an email newsletter, in May, 2023. Additionally, the Regional District is launching the Get Involved SLRD online engagement platform, where residents will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of projects by offering feedback and input.

    May 4, 2023
  10. Central Saanich Adopts New Official Community Plan
    Protecting and enhancing the rural and small town character of the community is a key principle of the newly adopted OCP. Policies remain strong on protecting agricultural lands and supporting farming, and the District’s urban containment boundary is unchanged. Throughout the OCP there are a number of policies to improve relations with First Nations and advance Truth and Reconciliation, and climate action is a clear priority supported by policies in each section.

    May 3, 2023
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