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  1. Legislation Strengthens Transparency, Modernizes Local Election Financing
    Government is strengthening local election campaign financing rules to increase accountability and transparency for elections, ensuring people are at the centre of local politics.

    March 4, 2021
  2. Village of Pemberton Secures Funding for Pemberton Area Mountain Bike Skills Park
    The Pemberton Area Mountain Bike Skills Park will be located at the Pemberton & District Recreation Site located on Pemberton Farm Road East. The Park will provide residents and visitors access to a quality, world-class recreation facility, identified as a regional priority due to the area's limited recreation facilities.

    March 4, 2021
  3. Central Saanich Launching Program for Homeowners to Replace Oil Heating
    The District’s two-year pilot program is one of the first of its kind in the province. The program concept, known as Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, enables homeowners to fund the up-front cost of the home improvement through a loan repaid on property tax bills.

    March 3, 2021
  4. Property Tax Grant Program Streamlined for Quicker Service
    Prior to this change, local governments administered the program in municipalities and the Province administered the rural grant program. Budget 2020 announced the centralization of the program following discussions with municipalities that told government that administration of the yearly grant program was a burden.

    March 3, 2021
  5. Statement from BC Urban Mayors' Caucus and UBCM: Local Government Financing System and Complex Care Housing
    The co-chairs of the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus and the President of the Union of BC Municipalities, released a statement following a meeting with Premier John Horgan and Minister of Municipal Affairs Josie Osborne to discuss strengthening the municipal financing system and the need for complex care housing.

    March 3, 2021
  6. Northern Development Approves Over $1.9 Million in Projects Under New Community Development Programs
    Northern Development has announced approved funding for eight projects totalling just over $1.9 million throughout central and northern B.C.

    March 3, 2021
  7. Saanich Encourages Budget Education with New Tool
    The online budget education tool is available for all residents to explore and learn. The real-time results allow residents to see how budget changes could impact their property taxes. Saanich used the tool for the first time in 2020 and saw more than 300 visitors to the site.

    March 3, 2021
  8. Canada, B.C. Invest in BC Transit Bus Shelters Throughout Province
    New and refitted shelters will improve the quality and safety of bus travel, thanks to weather-specific upgrades as well as better lighting and seating. Increased accessibility standards will allow more individuals to access the public transit system.

    March 1, 2021
  9. Township of Langley Named a Smart21 Community in 2021
    The Township of Langley has been named as a Smart21 Community - one of the top 21 intelligent communities from around the world, according to the Intelligent Community Forum.

    February 26, 2021
  10. Vancouver Council Approves Temporary Parklet to Support Community Managed Alcohol Program
    The temporary parklet will allow for outdoor consumption of alcohol and extension of hours of the Drinker's Lounge, PHS Community Services Society's Community Managed Alcohol Program. This program exists to bring a harm reduction approach to the consumption of non-beverage alcohol such as hand sanitizers and mouthwash, with participants benefiting from controlled access to alcohol, basic resources, cultural engagement, and access to healthcare.

    February 26, 2021
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