News Release Archive

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  1. City of Colwood among the 25 Best Communities in Canada
    The City of Colwood is among the 25 best communities to live in Canada, according to Maclean's Magazine.

    August 9, 2019
  2. City of Vancouver Updates Procurement Policy to Promote Protection of Animals
    Following updates to the City of Vancouver's procurement policies that went into effect August 1, we will be working with suppliers who meet best practice levels for animal welfare.

    August 12, 2019
  3. British Columbia Provincial Grants Help Communities Map, Meet Housing Needs
    Local governments will benefit from nearly $1.5 million in provincial grants for developing housing needs reports to plan for long-term housing needs and support strong local economies.

    August 13, 2019
  4. City of New Westminster Partners to Launch Free Sunscreen Dispenser Pilot Program
    The City of New Westminster is pleased to announce that New Westminster Parks and Recreation has partnered with Save Your Skin Foundation and the BC Cancer to offer free sunscreen to the public at Westminster Pier Park from August 14 – September 30, 2019, as part of a pilot program. The pilot will feature an automatic and touchless dispenser with Health Canada approved SPF 30 sunscreen, available to all park users. New Westminster will be the first city in the lower mainland to pilot sunscreen dispensers.

    August 14, 2019
  5. District of Elkford Recognized with FireSmart Canada Community Protection Achievement Award
    The District of Elkford has been recognized with the FireSmart Canada Community Protection Achievement Award. This award recognizes Canadian communities that are dedicated to reducing wildfire risks and have begun implementing FireSmart solutions with the goal of increasing public safety.

    August 14, 2019
  6. New Plan Helps Bulkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
    Farmers in the Bulkley-Nechako and Fraser-Fort George regions will have more support to adapt to climate change, following the development of the Bulkley-Nechako & Fraser-Fort George Regional Adaptation Strategies plan.

    August 14, 2019
  7. Artificial Intelligence Improving Bus Departure Estimates
    Customers will be able to better plan their journey on TransLink’s bus network, with a new machine learning algorithm improving the accuracy of departure estimates. The system-wide implementation follows a successful pilot program which saw 13 bus routes utilize this technology.

    August 15, 2019
  8. City of Vancouver Launches New Open Data Portal
    The City of Vancouver has launched its new open data portal making it easier than ever for users to access, search, visualize, build maps, charts and explore the more than 160 public datasets available at, without ever having to leave the browser.

    August 15, 2019
  9. Okanagan Water Board Responds to Federal Announcement on Mussels & Milfoil
    The Okanagan Basin Water Board is pleased to see a reprieve from the proposed federal endangered listing of the native Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel (RMRM). The matter has been referred for further study and consultation. The Water Board is now renewing its call to be permitted to continue rototilling invasive milfoil weeds at public beaches and boating areas.

    August 16, 2019
  10. Columbia Basin Trust Working to Improve Flood Resiliency in Several Basin Communities
    Several Columbia Basin communities will soon have newly acquired, state-of-the-art data that will help them work toward reducing the risks and impacts associated with flooding. This is thanks to a project that is collecting LiDAR and orthophoto imagery of major water bodies near populated areas across the majority of the southern part of the Basin. Columbia Basin Trust brought partners together to secure the $2-million project.

    August 16, 2019