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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. New Program to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Impact
    The new Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program will expand opportunities for local governments and First Nations to reduce the risk and impact of wildfires by applying FireSmart principles, Forests Minister Doug Donaldson announced at UBCM’s Convention today.

    September 11, 2018
  4. British Columbia and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Work Together to Advance Reconciliation
    The Province and the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) have reaffirmed their commitment to working together toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in British Columbia.

    September 11, 2018
  5. Communities Receive Support for Infrastructure Planning, Green Innovation, and Climate Change Resiliency Initiatives
    Investing in innovative municipal infrastructure projects contributes to a clean growth economy and strengthens the middle class by ensuring communities are healthy and sustainable places to live.

    September 11, 2018
  6. Changes to Organic Matter Recycling Regulation Proposed
    Proposed changes to the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation will support the processing of organic waste, which will reduce the burden on landfills, and give transparency and clarity to British Columbians who are affected by composting and land used for this purpose.

    September 10, 2018
  7. Pacheedaht and Cowichan Lake to Benefit from Unique Community Forest Agreement
    People in the Cowichan Lake communities and Pacheedaht First Nation will benefit from a unique community forest agreement for the Qala:yit [Kwah-LIE-it] Community Forest, reached in partnership with the provincial government.

    September 10, 2018
  8. Port Alberni Awards City's Largest-Ever Construction Contract
    Port Alberni council has unanimously passed a motion to award the main construction contract for the upcoming Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades project to Tritech Group for $17,128,429.53 plus GST, the largest construction contract awarded in the city's history.

    September 7, 2018
  9. New Vancouver Regulations See 43% Reduction in Short-Term Rentals
    The city's latest data shows the number of active short-term rentals in Vancouver has dropped to 3,742 compared to approximately 6,600 in April, when the new regulations came into effect.

    September 7, 2018
  10. Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Horgan Make Major Transit Funding Announcement in Surrey
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of British Columbia, John Horgan, were in Surrey on September 4, to announce more than $3 billion in federal and provincial funding for two major rapid transit projects in Metro Vancouver: the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit project and the Broadway Subway project.

    September 5, 2018
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