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  1. 2017 Age-Friendly Community Grant Recipients Announced
    The age-friendly communities grant program is a partnership between the Province and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. In September 2016, local governments were invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 and encouraged to consider projects that focused on accessibility, aging well, physical activity and non-medical home supports.

    March 13, 2017
  2. Canada, British Columbia Announce Funding for 26 New Infrastructure Projects Across BC
    The Governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced joint funding of over $87 million for 26 new infrastructure projects in 26 communities throughout the province

    March 13, 2017
  3. New Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to Support Cleaner Waterways in Metro Vancouver
    The new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant, estimated to cost approximately $700 million, will be relocated from the Squamish Nation Reserve to a new Metro Vancouver-owned site in the District of North Vancouver.

    March 13, 2017
  4. Kelowna City Receives Award for Mission Creek Restoration
    Significant project restores natural functions to the lower sections of Mission Creek, the Central Okanagan's most important waterway.

    March 10, 2017
  5. Regional District of East Kootenay Local Conservation Program Awarded
    The Regional District of East Kootenay's Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund has been named as a recipient of a 2017 peer nominated award from the Species and Ecosystems at Risk (SEAR) Local Government Working Group.

    March 10, 2017
  6. Province to Review Options for Commuter Train Services in the CRD
    Based on support from communities across the Capital Regional District, including Langford, Victoria, Esquimalt and View Royal, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will look at options around using the E&N rail line for transit services between Langford and Victoria West.

    March 9, 2017
  7. New City of Richmond Mobile App Will Enhance Building Inspection Efficiency
    The mobile application, based on the Metro Grove Mobile Workforce Management Service provided by Richmond-based 14 Oranges, allows inspectors to perform and file an inspection from their smartphone instead of the current mixture of paper and interactive voice response based systems.

    March 9, 2017
  8. New Water Supply Project Reduces Campbell River's Future Costs by Millions
    The city's new water supply project reduces the cost of future water system upgrades by an estimated $16.5 million over the next 10 years.

    March 9, 2017
  9. City of Trail Purchases Union Hotel and Three Adjacent Properties
    When the sale closes at the end of August 2017, the city plans to demolish the buildings and make the consolidated property ready for redevelopment.

    March 9, 2017
  10. Port Alberni Receives Financial Reporting Award for Twenty-Third Consecutive Year
    For the 23rd consecutive year, the City of Port Alberni’s Finance Department has been recognized with the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.

    March 9, 2017
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