Current News Releases
- Vancouver Dogs to Get Another Park Where They Can Run Free
The Vancouver Park Board has approved the addition of a new off-leash area to Pandora Park.
December 19, 2018
- Surrey City Council Approves 75% Recreation Discount for Seniors 70 Years and Older
Effective January 1, 2019, seniors 70 years and older will enjoy a 75% discount on recreation passes and drop-in admissions. Surrey City Council unanimously approved to increase the discount from the current 25% to 75% at last night’s Regular Council meeting.
December 18, 2018
- Better Infrastructure Paves Way for Shorter Commute in the North Shore
Construction is starting on phases two and four of the Lower Lynn Improvement Project that will significantly shorten commute times and improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists on the North Shore.
December 18, 2018
- New Plan Aims to Grow Coquitlam Technology Sector
Coquitlam has approved a new five-year strategy to help it tap into BC's booming technology sector and bring more tech businesses and jobs to the city.
December 17, 2018
- City of Surrey Requests Assistance from City of Vancouver and Vancouver Police Department with Municipal Policing Transition
The City of Surrey is the only major metropolitan area of its size in Canada that does not have its own municipal police service. Just as Surrey has evolved and city infrastructure has grown with it, Mayor and Council are taking steps to advance how policing will be delivered in this city with the creation of a Surrey Police Department.
December 14, 2018
- Comox Valley Regional District and CUPE 556 Agree on Two Year Agreement
The Comox Valley Regional District and CUPE 556, union local representing approximately 84 employees, have agreed on a new two year collective agreement.
December 13, 2018
- Vancouver Sees Steady Progress in Short-Term Rentals Enforcement
Three months after the short-term rental regulations took full effect on September 1, 2018, efforts by the City to remove illegal units from the short-term rental market are helping to provide more housing for long-term renters. Since April 2018, 963 short-term rental units are no longer advertised.
December 11, 2018
- Sea-to-Sky Communities Make Progress Toward Regional Transit
The District of Squamish, Líl’wat Nation, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Squamish Nation, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and Village of Pemberton have been working towards the expansion of regional transit to improve mobility and affordability for residents in the region, allow more flexibility with housing choices, reduce environmental impact through GHG reduction, and reduce traffic congestion.
December 7, 2018
- City of Prince George Lauching Bear-Resistant Garbage Bins Pilot Project
Although similar in size to a large-sized City garbage bin, the bear-resistant bins are more robustly designed in order to make them very difficult for a bear to compromise, but they are light enough not to be dangerous for humans to maneuver. The bins are certified bear-resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, and are fully compatible with the automated lift arms used by all City waste collection trucks.
December 6, 2018
- Port Coquitlam's New Biz Hub is a One-Stop Shop for Businesses
Officially launched at the PoCo Best Biz Awards last month, Biz Hub is a one-stop shop that brings together all the city services required to start and operate a business, develop a property or build in Port Coquitlam.
December 5, 2018