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  1. $2 Billion Housing Mandate Approved by Vancouver City Council
    The Vancouver Affordable Housing Endowment Fund (VAHEF) will be dedicated to meeting the housing and affordability needs of Vancouver residents and to create inclusive communities across the city.

    September 19, 2018
  2. Richmond’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Wins UBCM Community Excellence Award
    The City of Richmond‘s innovative Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure requirement has been honoured with the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) Community Excellence Award for governance.

    September 18, 2018
  3. Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver Seek to honour Vancouver’s Chinatown as UNESCO World Heritage site
    The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are joining together to have Vancouver’s Chinatown designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site, because of its outstanding universal value.

    September 17, 2018
  4. British Columbia Local Governments Take the Lead on Energy Action
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy presents City of Victoria, District of Hudson’s Hope and the Capital Regional District with Climate & Energy Action Awards. City of Nelson and City of Surrey receive Honourable Mentions

    September 14, 2018
  5. New Infrastructure Investments Will Build Stronger Communities
    The federal and provincial governments are working together to deliver everything from new recreation centres to better internet, with two new infrastructure programs that will build up communities in every part of British Columbia.

    September 13, 2018
  6. City of Vancouver Launches First Green Bond
    The City of Vancouver has issued its first green bond offering of $85 million to fund environmentally sustainable initiatives and projects.

    September 13, 2018
  7. Union of British Columbia Municipalities Recognizes Coquitlam for Asset Management Excellence
    The City of Coquitlam’s Asset Management Funding Framework received top marks at the Community Excellence Awards held at the 2018 Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention.

    September 13, 2018
  8. Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia Successfully Completes $555 Million 10-Year Bond Offering
    The Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia (“MFABC”) has successfully completed its second bond issuance of the year, raising $555 million to support long-term capital projects throughout the Province. The proceeds of this transaction will be used to fund 42 loans across 28 municipalities, regional districts and regional hospital districts.

    September 12, 2018
  9. New Child Care Funding Announced
    On September 11, the Honourable Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, announced two new funding programs to support local governments to better understand local child care needs and to develop new child care spaces in their communities.

    September 12, 2018
  10. Communities Recognized for Climate Leadership
    Communities throughout the province were recognized for their climate leadership, and have been supported in taking further action, with over $7 million from the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program.

    September 12, 2018
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