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  1. City of Delta Launches Period Promise Campaign
    Endorsed by the Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Committee and adopted by Mayor George V. Harvie and Delta Council, the Period Promise campaign intends to provide free access to menstrual supplies for anyone who needs it and to reduce the stigma around period poverty.

    December 18, 2023
  2. Vancouver Uncorks Possibilities for Restaurants, Bars and Pubs with Amendments to Liquor Distancing Policy
    The City of Vancouver will amend its liquor distancing policy to support new and existing bars, pubs and restaurants looking to expand in the Granville Entertainment District and parts of downtown, including Chinatown, Gastown, Industrial District, Thornton Park and Victory Square areas.

    December 14, 2023
  3. New Plastic Requirements will Give People Better Choices
    Provincial actions to address plastic waste and pollution include enabling local governments to ban plastic shopping bags and certain single-use plastics.

    December 13, 2023
  4. Burnaby Increases Living Wage for all Staff and Contractors
     The City of Burnaby continues to follow through on its commitment to being a Living Wage employer, as City Council approved a 6.6% increase in the Living Wage rate paid to City staff and contractors, keeping pace with the increased cost of living in the Metro Vancouver region.

    December 13, 2023
  5. Resort Municipality of Whistler Workers Ratify New Contract
    The three-year deal provides wage increases of 3 percent in 2022, 4.5 percent in 2023 and 4 percent in 2024. It also includes a one-time lump sum inflationary support payment of 4.5 percent, based on 2022 regular wages.

    December 13, 2023
  6. City of Fort St. John Receives Federal Funding to Improve Community Safety
    The City of Fort St. John has received just under $925,000 in funding through the Government of Canada’s Building Safer Communities Fund to enhance community safety through crime and violence prevention initiatives.

    December 13, 2023
  7. Langley City Launches New Five-Year Rolling Strategic Plan
    The new plan builds on and replaces the previous plan that expired during the COVID-19 pandemic and interim plan developed to support the City’s COVID response. It responds to post pandemic challenges and recommits to action steps required to continue building the four cornerstones of the Langley City: Nexus of Community Vision – Community, Connected, Experiences and Integration.

    December 12, 2023
  8. City of Kimberley Unveils New Esri Mapping Tool
    The new tool was built using software provided by the geographic information system (GIS) company Esri. It will allow residents, builders, and others to access and explore interactive maps and gain insight into zoning regulations, transportation routes, property information, and other local service data.

    December 12, 2023
  9. CUPE 386 and City of Coquitlam Ratify New Contract
    The three-year contract provides wage increases of 5 percent in 2023, 4.5 percent in 2024 and 3.5 percent in 2025. It also includes a one-time lump sum inflationary support payment of 3 percent, based on 2022 wages.

    December 11, 2023
  10. Okanagan Similkameen Regional District Launches Pilot Project to Remove Invasive Tree Species
    With input and collaboration from several partners, including OASISS (Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society), and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI), RDOS staff are addressing long-standing issues related to invasive plants and trees. 

    December 11, 2023
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