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  1. Municipality of North Cowichan Receives Major Grant to Build New Field House at Cowichan Sportsplex
    The Cowichan region’s premier outdoor sports, fitness, and recreation park will soon be getting a new field house thanks to a $1,067,684 grant from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

    September 12, 2019
  2. New City Policy in Coquitlam Promotes Neighbourly Construction
    City Council adopted a Good Neighbour Development Policy last night with the goal of reducing disputes between developers of infill projects (redeveloped properties in existing neighbourhoods) and nearby residents.

    September 11, 2019
  3. Updates to Green Municipal Fund Funding Offer
    To ensure our funding best serves Canadian municipalities, the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) occasionally makes updates to application criteria, deadlines and other key components of our funding products. Read below to learn about the latest changes.

    September 10, 2019
  4. Government of Canada invests in Western Canada Tourism
    Tourism is an inclusive sector that showcases Canada’s culture, diversity, natural beauty, and unique experiences to the world. It also delivers economic benefits across the country by supporting one in 10 jobs. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing in our tourism sector’s businesses and assets.

    September 10, 2019
  5. City of Nanaimo Recognized as a BC Climate Action Community
    The City of Nanaimo has been recognized by the joint Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee as a BC Climate Action Community. This recognition marks the City's achievement of Level Three in the Climate Action Recognition Program, the third of four levels.

    September 6, 2019
  6. City of Vancouver's Short Term Rental Program Yields Compliance Over 70%
    In the year since short-term rental regulations came into effect in Vancouver, the City has seen a high compliance rate with 73% of all active short-term rental operators obtaining a business licence. This is one of the highest licence compliance rates of any major North American city, and the result of the City’s online, low barrier application process and ongoing education with platforms and operators. 

    September 6, 2019
  7. Comox Valley Regional District to Provide Emergency Notifications to Residents
    The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in partnership with the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland are expanding the current boil water notification system to a free Comox Valley wide local emergency notification service. The service will help keep residents and businesses informed in a timely manner when public health and safety are at risk.

    September 5, 2019
  8. City of Kimberley Recognized for Climate Action Commitment
    The City of Kimberley has been recognized by the Provincial Green Communities Committee (GCC) formed by the Province of British Columbia and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Kimberley has been awarded Level 3 recognition for ‘Accelerating Progress on Charter Commitments’ made to undertake significant corporate and community-wide climate action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

    September 4, 2019
  9. City of Delta Receives Funding to Develop Housing Needs Report
    The City of Delta is happy to announce that it has received a $70,000 grant from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing.

    September 4, 2019
  10. Reaching Home Strategy Tackles Homelessness in the Capital Region
    The Government of Canada has entered into two new agreements with the Capital Regional District (CRD) to administer Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. Officially launched April 1, 2019, the redesigned federal homelessness program will support the most vulnerable people in the capital region by improving access to safe, stable and affordable housing.

    September 3, 2019
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