Current News Releases
- British Columbia Home Owner Grant confirmed for 2020
The 2020 homeowner grant threshold in British Columbia has been set at $1.525 million, maintaining that 92% of homeowners continue to be eligible for the B.C. Home Owner Grant.
January 3, 2020
- Abbotsford International Airport Reaches 1 Million Passenger Milestone
YXX is one of Canada’s fastest growing airports measured by percentage increase for passenger volumes year over year. This success is driven by supportive airline partners and YXX’s competitive business platform. YXX does not charge an Airport Improvement Fee, a unique differentiator in North America, which allows airlines to increase capacity and provide lower fares in Abbotsford.
January 2, 2020
- Colwood’s Excellence in Asset Management
Colwood developed a Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan that sets aside the appropriate budget amount each year to ensure funding is in place to avoid sharp, sudden tax increases required due to unanticipated infrastructure breakdown. The plan creates stable and predictable tax rates, avoids added debt servicing costs, takes advantage of investment returns, and supports the community's resilience to change.
December 19, 2019
- Northern Rockies Regional Connectivity Strategy
The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is excited to announce the development of a Regional Connectivity Strategy as the starting point in a multi-step process aimed at improving internet speed and reliability in the region. A Regional Connectivity Strategy will help guide connectivity-related decisions to achieve greater well-being and economic benefits derived from connectivity.
December 17, 2019
- Vancouver Council Approves its First Moderate Income Rental Homes
Vancouver Council has approved the first two rental projects under its Moderate Income Rental Pilot Program (MIRHPP), which will provide much needed below-market housing for individuals, couples, and families.
December 16, 2019
- Vancouver Partners with MADD Canada and Preventable to Keep Roads Safe this Holiday Season
Together with MADD Canada and Preventable, the City is rolling out an awareness campaign across 35 busy EasyPark lots encouraging impaired individuals to leave their car parked overnight and choose an alternate way home. In most City-owned lots, residents can extend their overnight parking until 6pm the next day. At most of the City’s on-street parking, cars can be parked until 11am the next day.
December 13, 2019
- Traffic Fine Changes Reflect UBCM Input
The Province intends to introduce amendments to the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Agreement (TFRSA) consistent with recommendations made by UBCM. Changes are expected to generate additional net income for local governments, while allowing the Province to recover costs associated with new traffic enforcement programs.
December 12, 2019
- Vancouver Gets an A+ for Budget Best Practices
The City of Vancouver has been recognized as a municipal leader in finance by the CD Howe Institute in its 2018 municipal fiscal accountability report card External website, opens in new tab released today ― achieving an A+ ranking, up from A- in 2017. Vancouver is the top-rated municipality for 2018.
December 11, 2019
- Duncan, North Cowichan and Cowichan Tribes Open Highway Corridor Safety Office
Duncan, North Cowichan, and Cowichan Tribes are working together, in collaboration with community stakeholders, to implement the Safer Community Plan to address crime and public disorder along the Trans-Canada Highway corridor between Beverly Street and Boys Road.
December 9, 2019
- Sunshine Coast Regional District Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD), British Columbia has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2019-2023 budget document.
December 9, 2019