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  1. Hul’q’umi’num Signage Project ​ / ​Nanum tu Sul-hween i tu Smuneem / Proceeds in Duncan
    In the City of Duncan, street names will now appear in both English and Hul’q’umi’num on signage for seven streets.

    January 25, 2021
  2. Greater Victoria Home to New and Innovative Green Building Partnership
    The Building Owners and Managers Association BC along with 10 major property managers, the City of Victoria, and the District of Saanich have officially launched the Greater Victoria 2030 District. The 2030 District’s vision is to become a hub of high performing buildings, transforming the built environment and the role it plays in mitigating and adapting to climate change.

    January 25, 2021
  3. Victoria Exploring Partnership with DVBA to Maintain Vitality of Downtown Impacted by Vandalism
    In response to recent vandalism, the City is exploring ways it can partner with the Downtown Victoria Business Association to maintain the vibrancy and vitality of downtown during the ongoing pandemic.

    January 22, 2021
  4. Vancouver Council Adopts New Code of Conduct and Approves Establishment of Integrity Commissioner
    Vancouver City Council and its Advisory Board Members will soon have a new code of conduct and the benefit of an Integrity Commissioner, making Vancouver the second municipality in British Columbia to voluntarily establish an independent ethics position.

    January 21, 2021
  5. District of Squamish Begins Permitting and Licensing Short-Term Rental units
    A limited number of temporary use permits will be issued for secondary suites and accessory dwellings.

    January 21, 2021
  6. Saanich Wins Safety Improvement Award
    The District of Saanich has won the Safety Improvement Award from the BC Municipal Safety Association’ The award recognizes local governments for activities that improve experience rating, and reduce injuries, illness, disease and fatalities.

    January 21, 2021
  7. Penticton Council Endorses Much Needed Childcare Action Plan
    Penticton City Council has taken an important step forward in improving local childcare by endorsing a plan identifying opportunities the City and its partners can take to increase the number of childcare spaces available, while also increasing the affordability of childcare overall.

    January 20, 2021
  8. More than $8.4 million in Funding Approved to Support the Cultural Growth and Recovery of Vancouver
    Vancouver City Council has approved a total of $8,406,150 in grants to 144 cultural organizations to help them continue providing critical programs and services to artists, the cultural community, and the public.

    January 20, 2021
  9. Town of Golden and CUPE Local 2309 Ratify a Renewed Collective Agreement
    Wage adjustments over the five years are: 2.1 per cent in 2020, 1.5 per cent in 2021, between 1.5 and 2.25 per cent in 2022, between 2.0 and 2.5 per cent in 2023, followed by between 2 and 2.5 per cent in 2024. The final three years represent the minimum or maximum increase, the actual value dependent upon the previous years’ inflation rate.

    January 19, 2021
  10. New Composting Facility for Tla'amin Nation, qathet Regional District
    A new organics processing facility will produce Class A compost, support agriculture and food security for the Tla’amin Nation, service the qathet Regional District and Powell River, and provide new jobs and economic opportunities.

    January 15, 2021
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