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  1. TransLink Mayors' Council Welcomes Historic Federal Investment in Metro Vancouver Transportation
    The TransLink Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation welcomes the Government of Canada’s commitment of approximately $2.2 billion in its 2017-2018 budget which marks the next step forward in building two critically important rapid transit projects in Metro Vancouver.

    March 23, 2017
  2. Richmond Gets New Funding for Tourism Marketing
    Tourism in Richmond will get a financial boost on July 1, 2017 with the introduction of a 3% hotel room tax, an increase from the current 2% rate.

    March 21, 2017
  3. Northern Development Approves $125,000 for Smithers Airport Terminal Expansion
    The Smithers Airport Terminal Modernization Project has gotten another boost in funding thanks to the commitment of $125,000 from Northern Development Initiative Trust.

    March 21, 2017
  4. Canada and British Columbia Invest in 144 New Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects
    The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding - more than $186.6 million - and the Province is investing nearly $123.2 million. Local governments are contributing the balance of $63.4 million.

    March 20, 2017
  5. SCRD Chief Administrative Officer Receives FCM Award
    Janette Loveys, SCRD Chief Administrative Officer, is being recognized with the Mike Badham Award for her contribution to Federation of Canadian Municipalities' international programs.

    March 20, 2017
  6. Surrey Selected as One of British Columbia's Top Employers
    The City of Surrey has been selected as one of British Columbia's Top Employers for 2017. BC's Top Employers is an annual competition that recognizes those leading their industry in offering exceptional places to work.

    March 17, 2017
  7. New Washroom Signage at Vancouver City Hall Welcomes Trans* Individuals
    New washroom signage at Vancouver City Hall is being updated to state, "Trans people welcome." The new signage will be installed at other City-owned buildings in the coming months.

    March 17, 2017
  8. New Sprinkler Requirements for Four-Storey Wood-Frame Buildings
    An update to the BC Building Code will require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings.

    March 16, 2017
  9. Metro Vancouver Celebrates 50 Years of Regional Parks
    In celebration of 50 years and to encourage residents to discover new beaches, forests, rivers, trails and wetlands, Metro Vancouver has introduced the Regional Parks Passport, a soft-cover booklet that lists public events, and includes maps and facts about the history, wildlife and notable features of each regional park.

    March 16, 2017
  10. Salt Spring Island Incorporation Vote Set
    Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender has ordered a municipal incorporation vote for Salt Spring Island electors on Sept. 9, 2017.

    March 14, 2017
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