News Release Archive

343 record(s) found.

  1. Fort St John Mayor Lori Ackerman Named the 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year
    The Energy Council of Canada has chosen Mayor Lori Ackerman of Fort St. John, British Columbia as Canadian Energy Person of the Year.

    April 8, 2019
  2. Former Castlegar City Staffer Pens Book Promoting Positive Civic Values
    Local author, speaker and veteran community builder Diane Kalen-Sukra’s new book Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It is being hailed by national civility advocates, media pundits and governance experts as a must-read for community leaders and citizens.

    April 4, 2019
  3. New Westminster's Fibre Network Connects to Commercial Districts
    The City of New Westminster’s own open-access fibre network, BridgeNet, continues to connect New West, enabling high-speed internet service choices for residents and businesses. BridgeNet is currently in its third year of construction with on-net ready access to 12 commercial locations and 28 residential buildings, with many residents and local businesses already enjoying the benefits of fibre internet services.

    April 12, 2019
  4. Squamish Nation and District of Squamish Sign Community Forest Governance Agreement
    The Squamish Nation and District of Squamish have signed a historic agreement that defines a governance structure to put control of approximately 10,000 hectares of forest land squarely in the hands of the community.

    April 17, 2019
  5. Colwood Wins Award of Excellence for Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan
    The City of Colwood has been recognized with an Award for Excellence in Government Finance for the Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan.

    April 23, 2019
  6. Okanagan Water Grants Aim to Conserve and Improve Water Quality
    The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved more than $318,000 in funding to 17 projects that will help conserve and protect water in the valley while addressing the larger issues of climate change. Directors approved the Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) grants at their last board meeting, April 2. Recipients have now been notified. In all, there were 31 applications with a total ask of $688,281.

    April 23, 2019
  7. Burnaby First Municipality in Metro Vancouver to Convert to LED Streetlights
    Just in time for Earth Day, the City of Burnaby completed conversion of all its streetlights to LED this month, becoming the first municipality in Metro Vancouver to do so. The change reduces streetlight energy consumption by approximately 60 per cent, saving approximately $750,000 a year in energy costs.

    April 23, 2019
  8. City of Port Alberni Reaches Collective Deal with CUPE
    The City of Port Alberni and their unionized workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 118, have reached a five-year collective bargaining agreement.

    April 24, 2019
  9. City of Coquitlam's New Online Tool Provides Local Data to Businesses
    The City of Coquitlam has launched a new online tool to provide the customized local data that businesses need to be competitive and thrive. The Economic Development Tool, which is free to use and can be tailored to specific industries, allows anyone starting or growing a business – including entrepreneurs, existing businesses and site selectors – to search for data on the local economy, customers, competitors and the workforce.

    April 25, 2019
  10. TransLink Introduces Renewable Natural Gas to its Bus Fleet
    On April 24th, TransLink and FortisBC announced a partnership that will source Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for TransLink’s natural gas bus fleet. TransLink is now the first public transportation authority in Canada to use RNG, a certified carbon-neutral fuel, to help fuel its natural gas powered buses.

    April 25, 2019