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  1. Artificial Intelligence Improving Bus Departure Estimates
    Customers will be able to better plan their journey on TransLink’s bus network, with a new machine learning algorithm improving the accuracy of departure estimates. The system-wide implementation follows a successful pilot program which saw 13 bus routes utilize this technology.

    August 15, 2019
  2. New Plan Helps Bulkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
    Farmers in the Bulkley-Nechako and Fraser-Fort George regions will have more support to adapt to climate change, following the development of the Bulkley-Nechako & Fraser-Fort George Regional Adaptation Strategies plan.

    August 14, 2019
  3. District of Elkford Recognized with FireSmart Canada Community Protection Achievement Award
    The District of Elkford has been recognized with the FireSmart Canada Community Protection Achievement Award. This award recognizes Canadian communities that are dedicated to reducing wildfire risks and have begun implementing FireSmart solutions with the goal of increasing public safety.

    August 14, 2019
  4. City of New Westminster Partners to Launch Free Sunscreen Dispenser Pilot Program
    The City of New Westminster is pleased to announce that New Westminster Parks and Recreation has partnered with Save Your Skin Foundation and the BC Cancer to offer free sunscreen to the public at Westminster Pier Park from August 14 – September 30, 2019, as part of a pilot program. The pilot will feature an automatic and touchless dispenser with Health Canada approved SPF 30 sunscreen, available to all park users. New Westminster will be the first city in the lower mainland to pilot sunscreen dispensers.

    August 14, 2019
  5. British Columbia Provincial Grants Help Communities Map, Meet Housing Needs
    Local governments will benefit from nearly $1.5 million in provincial grants for developing housing needs reports to plan for long-term housing needs and support strong local economies.

    August 13, 2019
  6. City of Vancouver Updates Procurement Policy to Promote Protection of Animals
    Following updates to the City of Vancouver's procurement policies that went into effect August 1, we will be working with suppliers who meet best practice levels for animal welfare.

    August 12, 2019
  7. City of Colwood among the 25 Best Communities in Canada
    The City of Colwood is among the 25 best communities to live in Canada, according to Maclean's Magazine.

    August 9, 2019
  8. City of New Westminster Named Top 30 Global Communities in Broadband
    The City of New Westminster has been selected by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) as a top 30 global intelligent community, ranked by broadband. This designation is a result in the City’s investment into Intelligent New West, an evolving initiative that harnesses the City-owned broadband fibre network, BridgeNet, along with an open government philosophy to improve access and increase opportunities in the new digital economy. New Westminster previously received recognition by ICF as a global SMART 21 community in 2017.

    August 7, 2019
  9. Northern Development Announces Initial Intake for BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund
    On Friday, August 2, Northern Development began accepting applications to the BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund (PACF) – the $20 million fund BC Hydro established to support agricultural production and related economic activity in the Peace Region.

    August 7, 2019
  10. New Canada Line cars arrive in Metro Vancouver
    Canada Line customers will soon see improved capacity and an increase in frequency with the first of twelve new two-car trains delivered earlier today. The remaining eleven trains will be shipped from South Korea throughout the remainder of this year and into early 2020.

    August 6, 2019
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