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  1. $454,000 Granted to Support First Nations and Indigenous Communities to Bring their Ancestors and Culture Back Home
    Province of BC and the BC Museums Association announce 2020 repatriation grants results: $454,000 to support First Nations and Indigenous communities to bring their ancestors and culture back home.

    May 17, 2021
  2. Local Government Awaress Week Declared, May 16 to 22
    The Union of BC Municipalities, in partnership with CivicInfo BC and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, presents British Columbia Local Government Awareness Week, which runs May 16-22, 2021.

    May 17, 2021
  3. Temporary Tools Become Permanent Improvements for Local Governments
    New legislative amendments will give local governments more flexibility to better serve communities and people, as special authorities granted during the pandemic become permanent. This includes allowing people to participate in meetings and public hearings online.

    May 13, 2021
  4. Central Saanich Asks Community Kids to Vote on New Playground
    The District is taking votes from the youngest of residents. With two new playground designs for Tanner Park to choose from, the District is calling in the experts: anyone ages 2-12.

    May 13, 2021
  5. Province Partners with Northern Communities to Strengthen Services for People
    This first round of funding from the Northern Healthy Communities Fund delivers more than $2 million for 16 projects to support people in communities with new and expanded local services. Projects focus on increasing access to mental health care and addictions counselling, expanding a variety of services provided by local and First Nations governments, and upgrades to child care and supportive housing facilities.

    May 13, 2021
  6. RDNO Calls on Province to Address Legislative Gaps that leave Drinking Water Vulnerable
    The Regional District of North Okanagan is calling on the Government of British Columbia to address the gaps in legislation that leave drinking water vulnerable to the impacts of nearby resource extraction. A recent threat to Greater Vernon's water is evidence of the need for amendments.

    May 12, 2021
  7. GFOA Award Goes to Town of Oliver
    The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Achievement was awarded to the Oliver Finance Department at the May 10, 2021 Council meeting. The Town of Oliver has received the award since 2012.

    May 12, 2021
  8. Powell River Close to Approving Investment in Automated Solid Waste Collection
    If approved by Council, new waste carts will be purchased by the City and distributed to all single-family homes during a phased-in program. The estimated cost for implementation is $534,000.

    May 10, 2021
  9. Innovative Affordable Housing Pilot Project Coming to Vancouver
    Vienna House will showcase innovative materials and processes designed to deliver high-energy performance with very low greenhouse gas emissions. This includes exploring prefabricated building components made from renewable materials and an integrated design process that brings all partners together at regular intervals to solve project challenges and maximize opportunities for efficiency.

    May 10, 2021
  10. Vancouver Approves Record Number of Housing Units in 2020
    Although 2020 was a challenging year due to the global pandemic, the City is firmly on track to deliver 72,000 new homes by 2027 as part of the ambitious Housing Vancouver strategy.

    May 7, 2021
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