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  1. BC Government Making Amendment to Keep Big Money out of Local Elections
    A change has been made to the Local Election Campaign Financing Act regulations to ensure that union and corporate donations cannot be used to fund any expenses of elector organizations during the year of a general local election.

    April 30, 2018
  2. FVRD Staff "Never Say Never" as Justin Beaver is Returned
    Just when they were about to give up hope, Fraser Valley Regional District Parks' staff received the call they have been waiting for: Justin Beaver has been found. The 20-pound taxidermy beaver had gone missing during an interpretive program conducted at the Cheam Lake Wetlands.

    April 30, 2018
  3. BC Reaches Milestone with Introduction of Provincial Cannabis Legislation
    With public health and safety as the top priority, the Province has introduced legislation to provide for legal, controlled access to non-medical cannabis in British Columbia.

    April 27, 2018
  4. West Kelowna Receives Exceptional Performance in Adversity Award
    The City of West Kelowna is pleased to announce that it will receive the 2018 American Public Works Association Exceptional Performance in Adversity Award for its 2017 Freshet Response.

    April 27, 2018
  5. Vancouver's Empty Homes Tax to Generate Estimated $30 Million
    Vancouver's Empty Homes Tax, the first of its kind in North America, will generate an estimated $30 million in revenue to the City, with the net revenue after costs to be invested into affordable housing initiatives.

    April 27, 2018
  6. Whistler Endorses Protocol Agreement with Lil'wat Nation and Squamish Nation
    The protocol aims to establish a cooperative relationship in the spirit of reconciliation for the purpose of addressing topics of mutual interest and to raise awareness and understanding of the three governments.

    April 26, 2018
  7. BC Takes Three More Bold Steps to Fix the Housing Crisis
    If approved by the legislature, changes to the Real Estate Development Marketing Act will require real estate developers to collect and report information on pre-sale condo assignments to ensure people are paying the appropriate taxes when these contracts are assigned. Developers must include terms in their contracts to inform buyers of the new collection and reporting requirements. The information will be reported to the provincial administrator designated under the Property Transfer Tax Act.

    April 25, 2018
  8. The Changing Face of Prince George's Downtown
    Prince George’s downtown is undergoing a multi-year period of civic and private sector development unlike anything it has seen in decades.

    April 23, 2018
  9. North Cowichan Endorses Revised Affordable Housing Concepts
    North Cowichan Council continues to move forward on two, municipally-sponsored affordable housing projects with endorsement of revised concept plans for projects at 3191 Sherman Road and 9800 Willow Street.

    April 23, 2018
  10. New Climate Action To-Go Kits Launch in Capital Region Libraries
    Available to borrow from libraries across the region, these take-home kits contain a range of practical tools and activities that will help residents learn about and take action on climate change in their everyday lives.

    April 20, 2018
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