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  1. Coquitlam’s Project Greenlight Launches Tech Pilot Project
    A two-year City pilot project launched this month will deliver user-friendly, actionable data on Coquitlam park use, vehicle crash sites and economic development.

    September 22, 2023
  2. City of Kelowna Awarded at UBCM for ‘Chipping In’ on Fire Mitigation
    The City of Kelowna has offered free curbside removal and chipping of flammable plant and shrub materials for the past two years to reduce risk from wildfire on private properties in Kelowna.

    September 21, 2023
  3. B.C. Moves to Increase Housing Supply, Deliver More Homes Faster
    The first action focuses on speeding up the permitting process through the launch of a one-stop shop that eliminates the need for multiple permitting applications across different ministries.

    September 18, 2023
  4. Fort St. John Celebrates Opening of New RCMP Detachment
    Replacing the aging 35-year-old detachment, the newly constructed $51.4 million RCMP Detachment boasts a contemporary design, featuring innovative mass timber construction and a 145-kilowatt photovoltaic system. It is anticipated that the detachment will outperform traditional builds by consuming over 80 percent less energy, equating to annual savings exceeding $60,000.

    September 18, 2023
  5. District of Houston Celebrates Canfor's Investment Decision to Build a New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility
    In collaboration with Canfor, Houston has also been working to ensure that local conditions align with investment objectives and offer certainty in development processes.

    September 15, 2023
  6. Vancouver Reforms Single Family Neighbourhoods
    These changes directly align with Vancouver Plan direction, including the goal of creating more complete and connected neighbourhoods with more housing choice. They also align with the Province’s Homes for People plan, which encourages construction of small-scale, multi-unit homes through zoning changes, more housing for middle-income households, and streamlined permitting processes.

    September 15, 2023
  7. B.C. Secures Measures to Ensure Families Feel Safe Accessing Public Spaces
    Effective Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, possession of illicit drugs within 15 metres of any play structure in a playground, a spray or wading pool, or a skate park will be prohibited.

    September 14, 2023
  8. City of Vancouver Increases Local Climate Leadership with Women4Climate Mentorship Program
    In 2019, Vancouver became the eighth city to launch a Women4Climate Mentorship Program in collaboration with C40 Cities and in partnership with the Zero Emissions Innovation Centre. Since launching, Vancouver’s program has supported 43 of the over 500 global mentees, selecting local participants whose initiatives align with the City’s climate and equity goals.

    September 14, 2023
  9. City of Kelowna and CUPE 338 Ratify New Agreement
    The new agreement will see an increase of four per cent in 2024 and four per cent in 2025. This agreement includes an additional 4 per cent market based adjustment which would be implemented on October 1, 2023 prior to the new two-year agreement commencing. 

    September 13, 2023
  10. Burnaby Approves Laneway Homes and Secondary Suites in Semi-Detached Homes
    On September 18, 2023, the City of Burnaby will begin accepting applications for laneway homes and secondary suites in semi-detached homes.

    September 12, 2023
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