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  1. Free Support for Home Energy Upgrades is Coming to Rossland
    Retrofit Assist will assist homeowners to improve their home energy efficiency, maximize rebates available, and transition to a climate-friendly future

    December 1, 2022
  2. Committees Ready to Help Create B.C.’s First Accessibility Standards
    The two 15-person committees will support the work of the Provincial Accessibility Committee to develop accessibility standards. The committees will study barriers such as non-inclusive policies, restrictive technologies or inaccessible infrastructure to develop more effective regulations and policies.

    December 1, 2022
  3. Colwood Advances Climate Goals with Clean Energy Building Requirements
    On November 28, 2022, Colwood Council voted unanimously to adopt "Low Carbon Step Code 3" for newly constructed homes in Colwood, coming into effect in the summer of 2023.

    November 30, 2022
  4. Indigenous harm reduction program coming to Kelowna
    It is one of 73 projects Health Canada is funding across Canada through the SUAP program to help address the ongoing toxic drug crisis.

    November 29, 2022
  5. Richmond’s Community Services Pop Ups Aim to Reduce Poverty
    The pop ups further actions in the City’s 2021–2031 Collaborative Action Plan to Reduce and Prevent Poverty in Richmond, and support the development of program and service delivery, and the implementation of targeted outreach programs for residents at risk of or living in poverty.

    November 29, 2022
  6. The CRD and CUPE 1978 Ratify New Collective Agreement
    The agreement includes a $0.25 per hour and then 3.24% wage increases for the first year (retroactive for 2022), a 4% increase in 2023, and a 3% increase in 2024. It also increases flexibility by offering flex schedules and modified workweek arrangements. The CRD has also agreed to more opportunity for hybrid working from home arrangements.

    November 25, 2022
  7. TransLink Launches Transit-Friendly Employer Certification
    To become certified in the TFE program, employers must pay at least 50 per cent of their employee transit passes, while employees pay the remainder.

    November 24, 2022
  8. Province of BC Invests in Specialized, Rural Police Services
    The Province is taking action to deliver stronger public safety services to protect people in urban, rural, and remote communities across B.C. through new funding that will help specialized units and rural police forces staff up and help keep streets safer for everyone.

    November 23, 2022
  9. New Premier, David Eby Delivers Action to Expand Housing Supply Within First Days
    The first piece of legislation, the housing supply act, will help speed up housing development and increase supply by giving the Province the power to set housing targets in municipalities with the greatest need and highest projected growth.

    November 21, 2022
  10. City of Vancouver Invests More than $1 million in Grants to Support Local Cultural Organizations
    Grant recommendations approved by Vancouver City Council were based on Culture|Shift, our 10-year culture plan, which encapsulates the aspirations of thousands of people who lent their expertise to co-create an inclusive, ambitious vision for Vancouver’s cultural fabric.

    November 21, 2022
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