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  1. Local Government Act Amendments Enable Broadband Service
    n update to the Local Government Act (LGA) will provide regional districts with an additional tool to expand high-speed Internet to under-served areas. The changes enable regional districts to provide financing for capital costs to Internet service providers where it may not otherwise make sense from a business perspective.

    May 2, 2019
  2. City of Vancouver Commits to Carbon Reduction Strategy
    Vancouver has committed to a five-fold increase in its efforts to tackle climate change and align local efforts with international recommendations

    May 1, 2019
  3. City of Delta to Launch New Delta Families First Programs
    Three new recreation and social support programs will launch this spring and summer as part of Mayor Harvie and Delta Council’s new Delta Families First Initiative – a two-week advance program registration for Delta residents, an expanded free youth admission pass program, and a free nurse-led Baby Daze post-natal support program for new parents.

    May 1, 2019
  4. CUPE 798 and City of Powell River Ink New Five-Year Deal
    Workers with the City of Powell River, represented by CUPE 798, have ratified a new 5-year agreement following six days of bargaining.

    April 30, 2019
  5. Campbell River’s New Water Supply Building Recognized with Design Awards
    The City’s new water supply centre building, which houses a vital community service and showcases the natural environment surrounding its location, was recognized with two awards earlier this month.

    April 30, 2019
  6. Burnaby City Employees Receive United Way Award
    The City of Burnaby and CUPE Local 23 (Burnaby Civic Employees) were awarded the 2018 United Way Community Spirit Award in the “Growth” category on April 23.

    April 29, 2019
  7. Rural B.C. to Benefit from Expanded High-Speed Internet
    Improved connectivity due to updates to the Local Government Act will provide more options for people living in rural and remote areas to connect with friends and family, purchase goods or services, access health services, expand their business or even telecommute.

    April 26, 2019
  8. District of Squamish Receives $851K for Community Child Care Space Creation
    The District of Squamish has received an $851,500 grant from the Community Child Care Space Creation Program, funded by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development under the Canada-British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement.

    April 26, 2019
  9. TransLink Introduces Renewable Natural Gas to its Bus Fleet
    On April 24th, TransLink and FortisBC announced a partnership that will source Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for TransLink’s natural gas bus fleet. TransLink is now the first public transportation authority in Canada to use RNG, a certified carbon-neutral fuel, to help fuel its natural gas powered buses.

    April 25, 2019
  10. City of Coquitlam's New Online Tool Provides Local Data to Businesses
    The City of Coquitlam has launched a new online tool to provide the customized local data that businesses need to be competitive and thrive. The Economic Development Tool, which is free to use and can be tailored to specific industries, allows anyone starting or growing a business – including entrepreneurs, existing businesses and site selectors – to search for data on the local economy, customers, competitors and the workforce.

    April 25, 2019
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