Current News Releases
- Saanich Council Adopts New Asset Management Strategy
The asset management program represents a significant opportunity for increasing Saanich’s operational efficiency and therefore its cost-effectiveness.
July 12, 2023
- B.C. Strengthens Community Preparedness for Climate-Related Disasters
More than $1.76 million is being provided to the City of Grand Forks for a flood-mitigation project that includes channel excavation, installation of 82 fish habitat structures and planting 45,000 trees and shrubs along the channel banks and riparian area along the Kettle River. Intake for the current Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Adaptation program stream is open until Oct. 6, 2023.
July 11, 2023
- Commemorative Komagata Maru Way Highlights Abbotsford’s Humanitarian Connection to the Historical Tragedy
The City of Abbotsford, in collaboration with the Khalsa Diwan Society and the South Asian Studies Institute, is memorializing and honouring the tragic Komagata Maru incident of 1914, by commemoratively renaming a section of South Fraser Way to Komagata Maru Way.
July 11, 2023
- Ts’uubaa-asatx, B.C. reach reconciliation goal
Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation and B.C. are celebrating a key reconciliation milestone that creates community and economic development opportunities by returning culturally significant land back to Ts’uubaa-asatx in the Cowichan Valley.
July 7, 2023
- New Vancouver Pilot Program Offers Funding to Retrofit Market Rental Buildings
Funded by the City in partnership with CleanBC and BCHydro, and administered through LandlordBC, the RARA program has $3.5 million in grant funds available for owners of market rental buildings to undertake critical energy retrofit upgrades, including building electrification and fuel-switching using new heat pump technology.
July 7, 2023
- More Project Opportunities will Support Resilient Communities
The second intake of the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) is open as of July 4, 2023, until Oct. 30, 2023, and includes new eligibility for planning or feasibility projects related to workforce housing.
July 4, 2023
- Cowichan Valley Regional District Approves Expanded Curbside Collection Service for all Electoral Areas
The new service will see garbage, recycling and organics collection all corners of the regional district, including rural communities like Caycuse in the west, North Oyster in the north and Malahat in the south and ensures that currently underserved residents also receive collection.
July 4, 2023
- Joint Statement on the Second Anniversary of Lytton Wildfire
“Throughout this challenging journey of recovery, we have witnessed the resilience of the communities. Working closely with the leadership of the Village of Lytton, the Province has supported the completion of debris removal, environmental remediation and associated archeology requirements, including the protection of Nlaka’pamux heritage resources, bringing the community to a state that is safe and ready for rebuilding. The Village of Lytton is now accepting building permits.
June 30, 2023
- Kwikwetlem and City of Coquitlam Initiate Indigenous Cultural Safety in Emergency Management
The City of Coquitlam and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation are excited to announce an important first step in improving Indigenous cultural safety in local emergency management as they confirm the appointment of Desiree Baker to lead a training program for City staff.
June 29, 2023
- Burnaby’s HOME Strategy Honoured with “Excellence in Policy Planning” Award
The Strategy builds on the work of the 2019 Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing, and has earned acclaim for incorporating innovative policies which have established Burnaby as a leader in municipal action on housing, like Burnaby’s Rental Use Zoning Policy and Tenant Assistance Policy.
June 28, 2023