Current News Releases
- Northern Rockies Regional Connectivity Strategy
The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is excited to announce the development of a Regional Connectivity Strategy as the starting point in a multi-step process aimed at improving internet speed and reliability in the region. A Regional Connectivity Strategy will help guide connectivity-related decisions to achieve greater well-being and economic benefits derived from connectivity.
December 17, 2019
- Vancouver Council Approves its First Moderate Income Rental Homes
Vancouver Council has approved the first two rental projects under its Moderate Income Rental Pilot Program (MIRHPP), which will provide much needed below-market housing for individuals, couples, and families.
December 16, 2019
- Vancouver Partners with MADD Canada and Preventable to Keep Roads Safe this Holiday Season
Together with MADD Canada and Preventable, the City is rolling out an awareness campaign across 35 busy EasyPark lots encouraging impaired individuals to leave their car parked overnight and choose an alternate way home. In most City-owned lots, residents can extend their overnight parking until 6pm the next day. At most of the City’s on-street parking, cars can be parked until 11am the next day.
December 13, 2019
- Traffic Fine Changes Reflect UBCM Input
The Province intends to introduce amendments to the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Agreement (TFRSA) consistent with recommendations made by UBCM. Changes are expected to generate additional net income for local governments, while allowing the Province to recover costs associated with new traffic enforcement programs.
December 12, 2019
- Vancouver Gets an A+ for Budget Best Practices
The City of Vancouver has been recognized as a municipal leader in finance by the CD Howe Institute in its 2018 municipal fiscal accountability report card External website, opens in new tab released today ― achieving an A+ ranking, up from A- in 2017. Vancouver is the top-rated municipality for 2018.
December 11, 2019
- Duncan, North Cowichan and Cowichan Tribes Open Highway Corridor Safety Office
Duncan, North Cowichan, and Cowichan Tribes are working together, in collaboration with community stakeholders, to implement the Safer Community Plan to address crime and public disorder along the Trans-Canada Highway corridor between Beverly Street and Boys Road.
December 9, 2019
- Sunshine Coast Regional District Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD), British Columbia has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2019-2023 budget document.
December 9, 2019
- BC Local Governments Support Government of Canada as Intervenors in Carbon Pricing Supreme Court Appeal
The six B.C. local governments are joining together to support the national law on carbon pricing which will reduce carbon pollution. This is in line with the local governments’ declarations of a climate emergency and emission reduction targets that have been set in each community. The municipalities recognize the importance of urgent, collaborative action at all levels of government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
December 6, 2019
- Courtenay Council Adopts Asset Management Bylaw
To recognize the central role of asset management in its operations, the City of Courtenay has become one of the first municipalities in Canada, and the very first in B.C., to enshrine its asset management program in a formal bylaw.
December 5, 2019
- City of Richmond Launches New Food Recovery Network
In the first initiative of its kind in Metro Vancouver, the City of Richmond is launching a Food Recovery Network to help address food waste and food insecurity.
December 4, 2019