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  1. Campell River Lauches New CR Grant Assist Program for Local Businesses
    The City of Campbell River has launched CR Grant Assist, a new Economic Development program to support the local business community. Participants will have the opportunity to consult with as grant writer, who will provide each participant with up to five hours of grant-writing services, at no cost.

    February 17, 2021
  2. Improved Training Supports Local Meat Supply in Rural Communities
    An updated, mandatory training program for rural abattoir operators was developed following detailed consultation with B.C. ranchers, abattoir operators, local governments and other stakeholders. Improving and increasing rural slaughter capacity is part of a larger effort to improve rural food supply and food security in British Columbia.

    February 17, 2021
  3. Port Coquitlam to Roll Out Large Item Pickup Starting this Spring
    Requested by residents for many years, large item pickup will help reduce illegal dumping and ensure discarded items are disposed of properly. The new service will be available to about 13,500 single-family homes and 4,000 multi-family units that pay a garbage levy on their property tax bills.

    February 11, 2021
  4. Infrastructure Canada Announcement: A Plan to Permanently Fund Public Transit and Support Economic Recovery
    Over the coming months, Infrastructure Canada will work with provinces, territories, municipalities, local governments, Indigenous communities, transit agencies, policy experts and other stakeholders to develop programming for a $3 billion in permanent public transit funding in a manner that offers the greatest benefits to Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

    February 10, 2021
  5. City of Delta Designated as a Bat-Friendly Community
    As Metro Vancouver’s second certified bat-friendly community, Delta is committed to protecting and enhancing bat habitat and promoting learning and awareness about the value of local bat colonies in our natural environment.

    February 9, 2021
  6. Land Purchase Sets Stage for Reconciliation Negotiations with Esquimalt Nation
    The Province is in the early stages of negotiating a reconciliation agreement with Esquimalt Nation and the federal government. The land was bought to help facilitate these discussions, and the Province will hold the property until an agreement is negotiated and the land transfer process can be completed. The Province will continue to work with local First Nations and provide ongoing opportunities for consultation with municipal officials, residents and stakeholders as the negotiations progress.

    February 9, 2021
  7. BC Transit and CUPE Local 4500 Ratify New Agreement
    CUPE Local 4500 represents approximately 20 Transit Supervisors and Transit Communications Coordinators working at BC Transit in Greater Victoria. The three-year contract includes general wage increases of two per cent in each year and improvement to benefits.

    February 9, 2021
  8. High School Students Help to Bring Old Tradition to New Prince George Fire Hall
    For more than 50 years, new firefighters would climb the steps to the top of the brick and mortar hose tower on the day they passed probation to write their names and probation year in chalk upon the tower wall. Shortly after construction finished on the new fire hall, students began transcribing the names and dates of hundreds of firefighters in black acrylic paint on the white walls of the new hose tower.

    February 5, 2021
  9. Saanich Supports UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
    The UN Decade provides a good opportunity to demonstrate and highlight Saanich’s commitment to environmental stewardship as recognized in Saanich’s Official Community Plan; Climate Plan; Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan; and the Older Adults Strategy.

    February 5, 2021
  10. Vancouver Marks Black History Month with Community-Led Celebration of Key Voices
    City says that honouring, uplifting, and respecting Vancouver's Black and African diasporic residents is a continuous priority that must go beyond Black History Month.

    February 3, 2021
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