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  1. Province Postpones Upcoming Byelections in Four Communities
    To protect residents from the current threat of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, has deferred byelections in Victoria, Rossland and Lytton, and a referendum in Kamloops.

    March 19, 2020
  2. Province Declares State of Emergency to Support COVID-19 Response
    The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    March 19, 2020
  3. Public Health Emergency Declared
    Provincial officials have declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement gives the Public Health Officer special powers under the Public Health Act, including the ability to issue verbal orders and the power to compel peace officers to enforce those orders.

    March 18, 2020
  4. District of Clearwater Receives Grant to help Reduce Wildfire Risks
    In the fall of 2019, the District of Clearwater received funding through the Community Resiliency Program for the update of our Community Wildfire Plan that was done in 2012 ($35,000) and in the fall of 2019 the District applied for funding to complete Fuel Management within the municipal boundaries. The government announced this week that the District is successful in obtaining $181,000 to complete fuel management projects.

    March 13, 2020
  5. Municipalities Funded for Local Overdose Actions
    Communities throughout B.C. are increasing their efforts to address the overdose crisis with more than $900,000 in grants awarded to municipalities for local community wellness, safety and harm-reduction projects.

    March 11, 2020
  6. City of Surrey Recognized as One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
    The City of Surrey has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for a second year in a row. This national annual award recognizes employers who have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

    March 9, 2020
  7. Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and British Columbia Government Employees Union Ratify Collective Agreement
    The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is pleased to announce the ratification of a four-year collective agreement with the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU).

    March 6, 2020
  8. Joint Statement on New COVID-19 Cases in B.C.
    Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in British Columbia: "We are announcing eight new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 21 cases in British Columbia. The individuals are in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions and were confirmed positive based on BC Centre for Disease Control testing.

    March 6, 2020
  9. Northern Development Approves Over $1.4 million in Economic Development Projects in Northern B.C.
    Northern Development today announced the approval of $1,424,018 for eight projects in its service region that seek to enhance and diversify the economy.

    March 5, 2020
  10. Federal Budget an Opportunity to Build Better Lives for Canadians: Municipalities
    The next federal budget is a key opportunity to improve Canadians’ daily lives with critical investments in clean public transit, housing affordability and infrastructure for communities of all sizes. That message is the heart of Building Better Lives with Budget 2020, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) pre-budget recommendations.

    March 5, 2020
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