News Release Archive

343 record(s) found.

  1. Emergency Operations Centres and Training Funds Help B.C. Communities
    Sixty-three local and regional governments and First Nations communities have been approved to receive their share of nearly $1.5 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support emergency operations centres (EOCs) and related emergency training.

    March 22, 2019
  2. Central Kootenay Regional District to Purchase Lands Around Cottonwood Lake
    The Board of Directors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) have approved the purchase of 21.6 hectares (ha) of private land around Cottonwood Lake that had been slated for logging by the private landowner. The purchase price is $450,000 for the purchase of timber on the property, plus closing costs, and the issuance of a tax receipt for the value of the land (without timber).

    March 22, 2019
  3. Victoria Commits $1.835M Towards Two Affordable Housing Projects
    Victoria City Council has committed $1.835 million from its Housing Reserve Fund towards the development of two proposed affordable housing projects that will provide 138 homes for seniors, single working adults, people with disabilities and families.

    March 25, 2019
  4. City of Vernon Reviews Regulative Updates for Urban Beekeeping
    The City of Vernon held a public hearing to consider changes to its regulations to allow for urban beekeeping in backyards. The proposed bylaw updates would allow for small scale hobby beekeeping of up to two or four beehives on most properties, depending on the size of the property.

    March 27, 2019
  5. British Columbia's New Immigration Pilot Program Aims to Stimulate Economic Growth in Squamish
    The province recently announced that Squamish has been selected among 30 communities for a new immigration pilot program to stimulate economic growth in small communities. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Regional Pilot aims to attract entrepreneurs worldwide who would like to immigrate to Canada to establish businesses that are aligned with targeted growth sectors for our economy.

    March 27, 2019
  6. Harrison Hot Springs Shines a Light on Energy Savings
    The Village of Harrison Hot Springs received a major lighting upgrade. The $250,000 project is due to a fully funded grant program administered through the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Federal Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund.

    March 28, 2019
  7. The Islands Trust Conservancy’s Valens Brook Nature Reserve Receives 6 Acre Donation
    Thanks to the generosity of ecologists Luise Hermanutz and David Innes, the Valens Brook Nature Reserve on Denman Island is expanding by nearly three hectares (six acres).

    March 28, 2019
  8. qathet Regional District Ratifies New Five-Year Agreement
    Both the qathet Regional District and their workers, represented by CUPE 798, are celebrating the ratification of a new collective agreement. The five-year agreement will bring a host of benefits and stability for workers and the community.

    March 28, 2019
  9. Cowichan Valley Regional District Awarded for Annual Financial Reporting
    The Cowichan Valley Regional District has been awarded the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers’ Association of the United States and Canada for the year ended December 31, 2017.

    March 29, 2019
  10. City of Campbell River and BC Housing Collaborate on Supportive Housing
    To support vulnerable people struggling to find suitable housing options, the City of Campbell River is working to establish approximately 50 supportive housing units within the next two years.

    March 29, 2019