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  1. Province of British Columbia Responds to Need for Supportive Housing with Site in Maple Ridge
    Given the urgent need for more supportive housing in Maple Ridge, the Province of British Columbia will move forward with 51 new temporary supportive homes at 11749 Burnett St. for people living at the Anita Place camp and experiencing homelessness in the community.

    March 21, 2019
  2. Federal Budget: Gas Tax Fund Doubled for a Year
    Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2019 budget in the House of Commons yesterday. Local governments in British Columbia will see an immediate benefit from a top up transfer of $2.2 billion to the Federal Gas Tax Fund for the coming year. This one-time transfer will provide an estimated $280 million in additional funding to local governments in B.C.

    March 20, 2019
  3. City of Penticton Partners with Apartment Building to Improve Recycling Program
    A local multifamily building and the City are taking steps together to reduce common contaminants from entering the recycling stream through the installation of educational signage.

    March 20, 2019
  4. Federal Budget Could Kick-Start Improved Transit
    TransLink and its Mayors’ Council welcome today’s federal budget announcement that doubles the existing Gas Tax Fund (GTF) starting later this year. This commitment could lead to an additional $130 million for transit investment in Metro Vancouver, will help deliver the next phase of transit improvements in the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit all while not impacting gas prices at the pump.

    March 20, 2019
  5. ‘Abbotsford Community Hub Centre’ Recognized with Cultural Diversity Award
    The Abbotsford Community Hub Centre was awarded the ‘Innovative Initiative Award’ last night for providing respectful delivery of integrated health, housing and social supports for vulnerable populations

    March 19, 2019
  6. Tsilhquot'in National Government building largest First Nations solar farm
    The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) is moving ahead with the redevelopment of an industrial site into a solar farm, supported by a $300,000 equity investment from the Province.

    March 14, 2019
  7. Campbell River Among Vancouver Island Municipalities Selected to Reach Carbon Emission Targets by 2050
    The City of Campbell River is one of nine local governments on Vancouver Island working together with a common goal of reducing carbon emissions through a focus on deep residential energy retrofits

    March 14, 2019
  8. City of Victoria Joins Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative
    Communities across Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast will benefit from an initiative launched today to change how local governments purchase goods and services as part of the worldwide movement of social procurement.

    March 13, 2019
  9. Province of B.C. Announces $50M Investment in Rural Internet Service
    Government is making the largest investment in connectivity in the province’s history, with $50 million to expand high-speed internet service for people living in approximately 200 rural and Indigenous communities.

    March 12, 2019
  10. Township of Langley All Aglow for Earth Hour
    On Saturday, March 30, the Township of Langley will join the fight against climate change by turning off non-essential lights in select facilities between 8:30 and 9:30pm as part of Earth Hour . Organized by the World Wildlife Fund , Earth Hour is an annual global effort designed to make a difference for the planet

    March 11, 2019
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