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  1. Federal Funding Creates Additional Warm, Safe Homes in Vancouver
    With the support of the federal government’s Rapid Housing Initiative program, the City of Vancouver has purchased a property at 205 Kingsway that will provide approximately 68 homes for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The building is the second hotel that the City has purchased using $51.5 million of funding provided by the Government of Canada

    April 20, 2021
  2. Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations Join Strathcona Regional District Board
    Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations joined the meeting of the Strathcona Regional District on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, for the first time as a full member of the board, fulfilling a commitment under the Maa-nulth Treaty.

    April 19, 2021
  3. SLRD, Pemberton, and Lil'wat Nation Join Forces on Pemberton Local Transit Feasibility Study
    The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, in partnership with the Village of Pemberton (VOP) and Lil’wat Nation, is conducting a study to determine the effectiveness of the transit system serving the residents of these three communities.

    April 19, 2021
  4. Delta Teaming Up With Community Partners to End Stigma Around Substance Use
    The City of Delta is partnering with Delta Police and the Delta School District on a new campaign designed to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use and make it easier for people to seek support and treatment.

    April 19, 2021
  5. Village of Sayward Launches OCP Review with Household Survey
    The Village of Sayward is seeking public participation in a survey as the first step in the update of the Official Community Plan (OCP). The planning team from Urban Systems will be working with the Village on this important community project.

    April 19, 2021
  6. Construction of Victoria’s New Public Safety Building Reaches Key Milestone
    In a first for the region, the 12-storey building will include 130 purpose-built affordable homes for low- and moderate-income seniors, families and individuals. With funding from BC Housing, Pacifica Housing will own and operate the top eight storeys of the building. This new housing is part of more than 3,000 new affordable homes either completed or underway in the Capital Region by the Province, including more than 900 underway in Victoria.

    April 14, 2021
  7. Achieving Equitable Access to Health Services with a Northern Rockies Health Advocate
    Because of Fort Nelson’s geographic isolation, residents of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality often experience significant burdens in accessing health services including high costs, frequent long-distance travel, extended wait times for appointments and significant numbers of referrals for services that residents in other communities do not.

    April 14, 2021
  8. Vancouver Releases Annual Short-Term Rentals Report
    Two and half years after our short-term rental regulations came into effect, Vancouver's latest annual short-term rental highlight report shows industry partnership and ongoing enforcement is improving compliance amongst operators in Vancouver.

    April 14, 2021
  9. Vernon Council Endorses City's First Climate Action Plan
    The plan articulates a path to a resilient future for Vernon, where the community is more prepared for the impacts that climate change will bring and has worked to reduce its emissions.

    April 13, 2021
  10. Penticton Council Seeks Support from UBCM to Help Challenge Provincial Paramountcy
    On behalf of City Council, Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki, has sent a letter to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) President, Brian Frenkel, requesting UBCM prepare a letter to BC Premier, John Horgan, supporting Council’s position that the Province’s recent use of Paramountcy is a violation of two Council decisions and the City’s zoning Bylaws.

    April 13, 2021
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