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  1. Building Permits Issued in the City of Surrey Breaks $2 Billion Mark
    The City of Surrey set a new record in building permit values issued in 2019. The total construction value exceeded $2.29 billion last year, which is 33% higher than the previous record total of $1.52 billion from 2018.

    January 17, 2020
  2. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Accepting Community Proposals to Test Emerging Technology
    Communities interested in being on the front lines of testing new and emerging transportation technologies (such as e-scooters and electric skateboards) are invited to submit proposals to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

    January 17, 2020
  3. City of Nanaimo Partnership to tackle Nanaimo homelessness
    The City of Nanaimo’s Council led Health and Housing Task Force, which was established by Nanaimo City Council this year, in partnership with the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition, and United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island have joined forces with Turner Strategies and Help Seeker to support system change initiatives to address current community challenges relating to homelessness.

    January 16, 2020
  4. City of Richmond Improves Access to EV Charging Stations
    The City of Richmond wants owners of electric vehicles to move their car once it is charged, and is introducing fees at charging stations as a means of improving access for drivers who want to plug in to City-owned electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

    January 15, 2020
  5. City of Kelowna to Launch CCTV Registry Pilot
    The City of Kelowna is launching a CCTV Registry pilot program in partnership with the Kelowna RCMP and Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA). This voluntary registry will record the location of business security cameras within the boundaries of the DKA to provide Kelowna RCMP with quicker access to potential sources of video evidence.

    January 15, 2020
  6. Capital Regional District Moves Forward with Bylaw Amendments for the Regional Housing First Program
    The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved a recommendation to move forward with two bylaw amendments in order to extend the Regional Housing First Program (RHFP). The program partners have been in negotiations to extend the program by contributing an additional matching grant of $10 million each for a total equity contribution of $120 million.

    January 9, 2020
  7. Planned network of Charging Stations Receives Boost from Northern Development
    Northern Development Initiative Trust today announced its commitment of $192,000 towards the creation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station network across central and northern B.C.

    January 9, 2020
  8. Wildfire Fuel Modification Work Scheduled in Summerland
    The District of Summerland has received grant funding from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) to complete wildfire fuel management treatments on municipal land in the Deer Ridge area. This is the final phase of three treatments stemming back several years.

    January 8, 2020
  9. TransLink Launches Historic New Bus Service
    TransLink launches RapidBus on four routes – bringing customers up to 20 per cent faster bus service with higher frequencies, fewer stops, dedicated bus lanes, bus priority changes to intersections, and all-door boarding.

    January 8, 2020
  10. Kamloops Arenas Reduces Carbon Footprint
    The City of Kamloops is committed to implementing strategies that reduce its impact on the environment. To that end, the City has eliminated the use of hot water in its ice resurfacers (Zambonis) in four of its ice rinks and has plans to add another rink to the energy-reduction program in 2020.

    January 3, 2020
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