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  1. City of Victoria Wins Short-Term Rental Court Cases
    Four recent court cases against illegal short-term rental operators demonstrate the City's short-term rental policy and enforcement efforts are working. The cases resulted in close to $20,000 in fines and court orders prohibiting five people from operating short-term rentals. The decisions confirm the City’s regulations are sound and pave the way for future prosecutions against illegal operators.

    December 16, 2021
  2. City of Richmond Receives Two Environmental Awards
    The City of Richmond has received two environmental awards from the Environmental Managers’ Association of BC. The City’s Corporate Hazardous Materials Management Training was recognized in the Regulatory Challenge category, and the Mitchell Island Stewardship Initiative was awarded the Discharge Control Award at the organization’s 2021 Environmental Awards Gala.

    December 16, 2021
  3. Four First Nations Sign MOU with Vancouver, Whistler, to Explore Hosting 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics
    Four First Nations – the Lil̓wat7úl (Líl̓wat), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations – have jointly entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Vancouver and the Resort Municipality of Whistler to begin the process of assessing the feasibility of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    December 13, 2021
  4. Cowichan Recreation Centres Begin User Analysis for an Equitable Regional Funding Initiative
    Recreation centres across the Cowichan Valley Regional District are undertaking facility usage studies to assist in the creation of a new equitable funding model for nine significant facilities in the Cowichan region.

    December 13, 2021
  5. New Programming to Strengthen Campbell River's Growing Innovation Economy
    The Modern Entrepreneur Innovation Series project, led by the City’s economic development department, will include four components that address the growing need to engage differently with community entrepreneurs and their markets, including a podcast, speaker series, online business hub and hackathon.

    December 13, 2021
  6. Kamloops Honoured with Sports Field of the Year Awards
    The City of Kamloops has been recognized internationally as the first Canadian municipality ever to win two prestigious Field of the Year awards from the Sports Turf Managers Association for its management of Norbrock Stadium and the Tournament Capital Ranch

    December 10, 2021
  7. Supreme Court of Canada Dismisses Application for Leave to Appeal New Westminster Rental Units Bylaw Amendment
    Decision follows a ruling in New Westminster's favour by the BC Court of Appeal earlier this year upholding the City’s right to adopt the bylaw amendment to deter the practice of renovictions and help preserve affordable rental housing.

    December 10, 2021
  8. W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council and District of Saanich sign ÁTOL,NEUEL MOU
    The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council and the District of Saanich formalized their commitment to reconciliation and are pursuing opportunities for collaboration with the signing of an ÁTOL,NEUEL (“Respecting One Another”) Memorandum of Understanding.

    December 9, 2021
  9. BC Ombudsperson Issues Report on Tax Sale; City of Penticton Responds
    On December 8, CivicInfo BC received a copy of a BC Ombudsperson report, A Bid for Fairness, calling for changes to the way tax sales are handled in light of a sale in Penticton. We have also received a copy of the City of Penticton's response. As an independent and neutral organization, CivicInfo BC does not take positions when public bodies are in disagreement. We do, however, have an obligation to make important information available to our local government members and readers. That being the case, we have chosen to publish the City of Penticton's statement, and a press release from the Office of the BC Ombudsperson, at the same time.

    December 9, 2021
  10. Vancouver Makes 10-year Commitment to Social Sector with New Social Infrastructure Strategy
    Vancouver’s first social infrastructure strategy aligns to the City’s Reconciliation, equity, and resilience priorities. It is grounded in partnerships with Indigenous and non-profit organizations, other levels of government, and the private sector.

    December 9, 2021
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