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  1. $240 Milllion Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel Now In Service
    Located more than 30 metres under the Fraser River bed, the new tunnel more than doubles the capacity of the old water main and provides enhanced earthquake and river erosion resiliency to help ensure the continued delivery of drinking water to Metro Vancouver residents.

    February 22, 2017
  2. SCRD Wins Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for Thirteenth Year in a Row
    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the Sunshine Coast Regional District the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting. This is the 13th consecutive award presented to the SCRD for surpassing the requirements of generally accepted accounting principles and demonstrating an effort to clearly communicate the regional district's financial picture.

    February 20, 2017
  3. Over $1.7 Million Allocated to Help Local Governments Develop Active Communities
    Each of the province’s five regional health authorities will receive $353,800 to award individual community grants of up to $30,000, with the opportunity for larger combined grants for joint proposals. All projects must be completed by Oct. 31, 2018.

    February 20, 2017
  4. Doors Open for Vancouver's First Temporary Modular Housing Development
    Through use of innovative design ideas and products, the building can be relocated and reconfigured to fit a number of different sites, even the foundation system is reusable. The unique design allows the temporary modular homes to be relocated to future sites.

    February 17, 2017
  5. City of Victoria Aims to Get More Youth Involved in Decision-Making
    The three-year Youth Strategy, written by a team of 10 youth between the ages of 12 and 25, includes practical and creative initiatives that will help the City strengthen its relationship with youth and involve them in City activities.

    February 16, 2017
  6. Lake Country Receives Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
    The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting has been awarded to the District of Lake Country by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its 2015 annual financial report.

    February 16, 2017
  7. Mobile Business Licences Cut Red Tape for Kootenay Companies
    Three new agreements involving eight local governments have been reached in the Kootenays, allowing small businesses to operate in multiple jurisdictions with a single business licence.

    February 16, 2017
  8. New Tax Credit Supports Search and Rescue and Firefighter Volunteers
    Subject to legislative approval, the new tax credit will be available for volunteers who provide at least 200 hours of volunteer service to a volunteer fire department, an eligible search and rescue organization or a combination of both. The credit will be available for the 2017 tax year.

    February 14, 2017
  9. $555,000 Invested in Community Infrastructure in City of Kamloops; Skeetchestn Indian Band
    The first project will provide $500,000 to the City of Kamloops to replace the indoor track at the Tournament Capital Centre. The second project will be delivered by the Skeetchestn Indian Band, who will receive funding of over $55,000 to add a playground to their multi-purpose community park.

    February 10, 2017
  10. Campbell River Launches Local Market Data Site
    In support of local entrepreneurs and emerging companies, the City of Campbell River has launched an online data site that provides companies with relevant information about the local market.

    February 9, 2017
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