Current News Releases
- New shelter offers hope for people in need in the City of Richmond
A new permanent, accessible shelter for people experiencing homelessness is helping meet their immediate needs, while offering supports to help them build a brighter future.
July 11, 2019
- City of Nanaimo Rolls Out Updated Organizational Structure
Council has endorsed a new plan to restructure City operations. At their meeting on July 8, 2019, Chief Administrative Officer Jake Rudolph presented Council with an updated organizational structure for the City. The changes are meant to realign certain sections with City departments to better deliver on Council’s strategic plan as well as rebuild capacity in areas that were affected by cuts over the last number of years.
July 11, 2019
- TransLink Launches Transit on Demand Pilot
TransLink is launching a new pilot program which delivers transit services on-demand for Bowen Island residents and tourists.
July 10, 2019
- Province of British Columbia Announces Regulation and Insurance Policy for Ride-Hailing Services
The B.C. government is delivering on its commitment to bring ride-hailing to B.C., with regulations in place that will focus on passenger, driver and company safety, and will allow companies to apply to the Passenger Transportation Board by the beginning of September 2019.
July 9, 2019
- District of Lake Country Council adopts new Official Community Plan
Tuesday, July 2 an updated Official Community Plan (OCP) was adopted by Lake Country Council for the district municipality. The OCP is intended to provide a 20-year vision for the community – until the year 2038; and will be updated every five years in addition to periodic updates and amendments as required.
July 4, 2019
- Sea-to-Sky Governments Urge Province to Consider Creative Funding Solutions for Regional Transit System
A regional transit committee, comprised of the District of Squamish, Líl’wat Nation, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Squamish Nation, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District and Village of Pemberton, is urging the Province of British Columbia to look at creative funding solutions for a regional transit system in the Sea-to-Sky region. The province has declined a proposed funding model recently put forward by the committee.
July 3, 2019
- City of Port Moody Development Offers New Affordable Housing, Community Space
Families and individuals in the Tri-Cities community will benefit from 55 new affordable rental homes as construction gets underway on redevelopment of a former church property.
June 28, 2019
- City of Burnaby to Seek Living Wage Employer Certification
The City of Burnaby has adopted a Living Wage Program, to benefit the health and well-being of everyone who performs work on the city’s behalf.
June 27, 2019
- City Partnership Receives Child Care Planning Grant
The City of Nanaimo has partnered with the District of Lantzville, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and the Regional District of Nanaimo to undertake a study of child care needs in our community.
June 27, 2019
- North Okanagan Regional District Celebrates Opening of New UV Disinfection Facility
On June 25, the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) celebrated the official opening of the new Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Facility which disinfects water from Duteau Creek, a primary water source for Greater Vernon Water (GVW). The newly-constructed facility, along with the existing Dissolved Air Flotation Plant, treats 60% of the domestic and irrigation water in the Greater Vernon area.
June 26, 2019