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  1. BC Supreme Court Rules in Favour of New Westminster's Use of Residential Tenure Zoning to Protect Rentals
    On March 30, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released a decision upholding the City's use of residential rental tenure zoning - an important tool that gives the City a legislative ability to preserve and increase the overall supply of rental housing in the community.

    March 31, 2021
  2. Pilot Program Welcomes Canines at Dog Friendly Maple Ridge Businesses
    Business owners can opt into the Dog Friendly Maple Ridge pilot project and decide how to implement it in their retail space. This program will also allow participating food or beverage operators to host dogs and their owners on outdoor patios in compliance with all relevant public health guidelines and regulations.

    March 30, 2021
  3. Agricultural Land Commission Gives Go Ahead to North Okanagan Rail Trail
    Splatsin, Regional District of North Okanagan, and Columbia Shuswap Regional District ownership partners received formal decision from the Agricultural Land Commission allowing a change of use for the former CP Rail Corridor to public greenway trail.

    March 30, 2021
  4. Central Saanich Receives Government Finance Officers Association Award for Annual Report
    The annual report has been judged by impartial Canadian Review Committee members to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” designed to clearly communicate the municipality’s financial story and to motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.

    March 30, 2021
  5. StrongerBC Investments Support Forty-Six Project in Thirty-Two Communities
    A total of 46 new tourism-development projects were identified by communities throughout B.C. and include updated trails for e-bikes and adaptive trikes, signage, solar electric-vehicle charging stations, sea kayak touring and picnic facilities, water park construction, and creating an arts and culture stage.

    March 29, 2021
  6. Major Connectivity Investments for Coastal Communities
    Communities benefiting from projects include the Village of Queen Charlotte, Skidegate 1, Masset, Masset 1, Bella Coola 1, Bella Coola, 4 Mile, Granite Bay, Bold Point, Open Bay, Mansons Landing, Whaletown, Seaford, Tork 7, Zeballos and Ehatis 11.

    March 29, 2021
  7. Region Engages Public on Coastal Flood Mapping Project in Powell River
    The qathet Regional District, along with the Tla’amin Nation and City of Powell River, will host virtual public meetings to share the qathet Regional District Coastal Flood Mapping project report findings.

    March 29, 2021
  8. Provincial Funding Supports Okanagan-Similkameen KVR Trail Projects
    The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has undertaken several initiatives to maintain and enhance sections of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Working with Provincial staff, the RDOS identified a funding opportunity through the Forest Employment Program to complete regional trail projects and maintenance.

    March 26, 2021
  9. Courtenay Achieves National Climate Milestone through OCP Update
    The City of Courtenay is among 25 municipalities across Canada to complete an intensive climate action pilot project, charting a course to new climate-friendly goals in the city’s Official Community Plan and establishing Courtenay as national and international leader on local climate action.

    March 25, 2021
  10. Fresh Outlook Foundation Releases Wealth in Mental Health Podcast
    Featuring policy professionals Trish Hennessy (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) and Arden Henley (BC’s Green Technology Education Centre) the podcast digs into transformative concepts such as ‘doughnut economics’, ‘well-being budget’, ‘inclusive economy’, and the ‘three-sided coin’.

    March 25, 2021
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