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  1. Mayor’s Task Force Introduces 'Quick Starts' for Housing Action in Burnaby
    A Quick Start is defined as an action that addresses a housing need for residents, is actionable within a six-month period and is within the city's jurisdiction. Recommendations include measures to control short-term rentals, support renters, create beneficial housing partnerships and investigate land capture as a way to fund future housing projects.

    May 15, 2019
  2. Elkford Celebrates Municipal Office Grand Opening
    The $2.5 million facility was designed by Lukas Armstrong from Cover Architecture of Nelson, BC, and constructed by Scott Builders Inc. of Red Deer, AB. The building is a testament to the District’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability; it meets the BC Energy Code’s step 3, the highest possible step for a commercial building. It will use 20 percent less energy than a conventionally built structure of the same type and size, and solar panels will provide 30 to 40 percent of its required energy.

    May 13, 2019
  3. Whistler Releases E-Bike Policy Development Engagement Report
    In March, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) received feedback on draft e-bike policy directions at an open house attended by 75 people and through an online survey completed by 584 community members. Feedback from the open house and survey has now been compiled and is being shared with the community.

    May 13, 2019
  4. Funds Add Momentum to Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail Project
    Plans for the development of a non-motorized trail connection from Sicamous to Armstrong are taking a leap forward with the announcement of a $500,000 BC Rural Dividend Grant to advance the project to the design phase.

    May 10, 2019
  5. TransLink Teams up with Tourism Agencies to Promote Metro Vancouver's Dining Hotspots
    TransLink has announced a partnership with WestCoastFood and 13 destination marketing groups to promote Metro Vancouver’s dining and brewpub neighbourhoods.

    May 10, 2019
  6. North Cowichan Using Eco-Friendly System to Tackle Weeds
    North Cowichan is using Foamstream, a unique system that uses 99.7% super-heated water and 0.3% foam. The foam acts as a thermal blanket to hold heat on the weeds long enough to effectively eradicate them.

    May 10, 2019
  7. Good Behaviour Rewarded with Richmond's Enhanced Positive Ticket for Youth Program
    Richmond RCMP, the City of Richmond's Youth Services and community partners are launching an updated Positive Ticket for Youth program that will provide more opportunities for youth to get involved in recreational activities for getting caught doing something right.

    May 10, 2019
  8. British Columbia, Nisg̱a'a Nation Celebrate Treaty Anniversary
    On May 11, 2000, the Nisg̱a’a Nation became the first modern treaty Nation in British Columbia. This landmark event ended any authority of the federal Indian Act and established a new relationship between British Columbia, Canada and the Nisg̱a’a Nation.

    May 10, 2019
  9. City Launches New Engagement Portal for Residents- 'Let’s Talk Abbotsford'
    The City of Abbotsford has launched a new innovative engagement platform, Let’s Talk Abbotsford, for the public to provide feedback and stay up to date on City projects announced Mayor Henry Braun today.

    May 9, 2019
  10. Moving Saanich Forward Project Selected for Planning Award
    Moving Saanich Forward - Saanich's Active Transportation Plan has been selected for a Planning Institute of BC silver award in the category of excellence in policy planning - city and urban areas.

    May 9, 2019
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