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  1. City of Burnaby Partnering with YWCA to Improve Equity and Inclusion in the Community Planning Process
    Burnaby is one of the first municipalities in B.C. to partner with the YWCA City Shift initiative to apply a Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) framework to a community planning process. Burnaby is participating in both initiatives via the Civic Innovation Lab, a non-profit co-founded by SFU and the City to accelerate research and learning collaborations between the two institutions. 

    December 8, 2023
  2. Surrey Council makes SAFE Program Core City programming
    The City of Surrey announced today that Council is moving the award-winning Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment Program (SAFE) program into core City programming, after the five-year funding from Public Safety Canada concludes at the end of this month.

    December 8, 2023
  3. Regulations, Policy Manuals Issued to Help Deliver More Homes for People Faster
    Details and technical resources to support the implementation of Bill 35 – Short-Term Rental Accommodations Act, Bill 44 – Housing Statutes (Residential Development) Amendment Act and Bill 47 – Housing Statutes (Transit-Oriented Areas) Amendment Act have been provided to local governments.

    December 7, 2023
  4. shishalh Nation and Sunshine Coast Regional District Make Commitment on Water
    The MOU details the framework to research the potential for a water reservoir on the shishalh Nation gravel lands and shows a joint commitment to address water supply in the Region.

    December 7, 2023
  5. Coquitlam Partners with Local Immigration Group to Launch Mentorship Project
    A first of its kind for Coquitlam, this initiative strategically pairs City staff as mentors with local professionals who will benefit from guidance in career development, gaining insights into the local government sector, and expanding their professional networks.

    December 6, 2023
  6. City of Nelson's Hall Street Pier Recognized By National Award
    On target to be completed this Spring, the pier will be a notable destination and prominent landmark at the end of the Hall Street corridor, bolstering the City's vision to connect Baker Street and Hall Street to the waterfront.

    December 6, 2023
  7. New Online Platform Makes it Easy to Track Surrey’s Climate Action Progress
    The City of Surrey has launched a new online platform called the Climate Action Tracker, making it easier for the public to stay up to date with Surrey’s climate action initiatives.

    December 5, 2023
  8. New Code will Make Buildings Safer, More Accessible and Resilient to Climate Change
    Key updates to the building code will require all new buildings to provide one living space that is designed not to exceed 26; have power-operated doors in all building entrances and universal washrooms; and have an elevator in all large two- and three-storey apartment buildings.

    December 5, 2023
  9. Surrey, Richmond, Township of Langley Receive 2023 Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award from IEDC
    The award recognized the Supply Chain Resiliency Program that identified existing industrial capabilities that could be retooled to support future emergency production needs, and helped manufacturers diversify their businesses by focusing on emerging opportunities in new sectors.

    December 4, 2023
  10. City of Fort St. John Partners with DocuPet to Make Dog Licensing Easy
    The City of Fort St. John is rolling out exciting changes in dog licensing and has partnered with DocuPet, a world-leading pet profile, lost pet and licensing platform, to provide pet owners with a more convenient and accessible way to license their dogs.

    December 4, 2023
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