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  1. City of Parksville Launches Let’s Talk Parksville! Engagement Platform
    On May 21, the City of Parksville launched a new citizen engagement platform called, Let’s Talk Parksville. This new platform provides an easy and secure way for our residents to participate online and will improve the City’s tools for community engagement. We hope this forum will change the way Parksville residents share ideas and access information about City programs, services and decisions.

    May 21, 2019
  2. Flood Risk Assessment, Mitigation Funds Help BC Communities
    Twenty-two local and regional governments have been approved to receive their share of more than $3 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support flood risk assessment, mapping and mitigation planning.

    May 17, 2019
  3. Vancouver Simplifying Building Process with New Online Tools
    The City of Vancouver has unveiled its latest suite of permit and building process improvements with new changes that simplify, clarify, and update regulations to create more consistency for users.

    May 17, 2019
  4. Dawson Creek Opts In on the Provincial Review of the Kiskatinaw Watershed
    Council's concern is with the potential health hazards that elevated levels of pollutants may pose for those in and around the Kiskatinaw, who may partake in recreational activities along the watershed in areas upstream of the drinking water intake.

    May 17, 2019
  5. Recent Approvals Mark Major Milestone for Comox Valley Water Treatment Project
    Scheduled to be operational in 2021, at an estimated cost of $110 million, the new water treatment system will meet current health standards, eliminate turbidity related boil water notices, and deliver safe, high quality drinking water to Comox Valley residents for decades to come.

    May 15, 2019
  6. Province to Study Fixed-Link Rapid Transit for North Shore
    To consider new ways to connect people to communities and businesses more efficiently, the Province, TransLink and municipal funding partners will study the technical feasibility of a potential rapid-transit crossing across Burrard Inlet to the North Shore.

    May 15, 2019
  7. Mayor’s Task Force Introduces 'Quick Starts' for Housing Action in Burnaby
    A Quick Start is defined as an action that addresses a housing need for residents, is actionable within a six-month period and is within the city's jurisdiction. Recommendations include measures to control short-term rentals, support renters, create beneficial housing partnerships and investigate land capture as a way to fund future housing projects.

    May 15, 2019
  8. Elkford Celebrates Municipal Office Grand Opening
    The $2.5 million facility was designed by Lukas Armstrong from Cover Architecture of Nelson, BC, and constructed by Scott Builders Inc. of Red Deer, AB. The building is a testament to the District’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability; it meets the BC Energy Code’s step 3, the highest possible step for a commercial building. It will use 20 percent less energy than a conventionally built structure of the same type and size, and solar panels will provide 30 to 40 percent of its required energy.

    May 13, 2019
  9. Whistler Releases E-Bike Policy Development Engagement Report
    In March, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) received feedback on draft e-bike policy directions at an open house attended by 75 people and through an online survey completed by 584 community members. Feedback from the open house and survey has now been compiled and is being shared with the community.

    May 13, 2019
  10. Funds Add Momentum to Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail Project
    Plans for the development of a non-motorized trail connection from Sicamous to Armstrong are taking a leap forward with the announcement of a $500,000 BC Rural Dividend Grant to advance the project to the design phase.

    May 10, 2019
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