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  1. Vancouver Park Board Opens Baseball Field Designed for Children with Disabilities
    The new field at Hillcrest park mimics the design of a typical little league field, and has been designed for children with physical and cognitive challenges.

    April 24, 2017
  2. Unflushables Campaign Launches Across Metro Vancouver
    Metro Vancouver is rolling out a new campaign in hopes of educating residents to stop dumping items down the drain that clog the municipal and regional sewer system.

    April 24, 2017
  3. Conditional Agreement Reached for Purchase of Armstrong to Sicamous CP Rail Corridor
    The total cost of the purchase is $6.5 million dollars, and with the Provincial Government's contribution of $2.17 million dollars announced in March 2017, the RDNO and the CSRD have agreed to split the remaining cost on a 50:50 basis, each paying $2.17 million dollars.

    April 21, 2017
  4. City of Prince George Reinvesting in Civic Playgrounds
    Dozens of Prince George playgrounds built and installed in civic parks decades ago no longer meet the standards set out by the Canadian Standards Association. In response, the City of Prince George is reinvesting in its civic playground infrastructure.

    April 21, 2017
  5. TransLink Trades Diesel Buses for Hybrids to Reduce Fleet Emissions
    With the new additions, TransLink will now have 252 hybrid buses in service in Metro Vancouver in addition to 262 zero-emission trolley buses.

    April 20, 2017
  6. West Kelowna's New Amphitheatre and Skate Park Win BC Recreation and Parks Award
    A new, more advanced skate park replaced a 30-year-old crumbling, unchallenging, and rarely used facility. The amphitheatre provides formalized seating with access stairs where visitors to the park formerly sat on a grassy, uneven and often steep slope to view stage events.

    April 19, 2017
  7. City of Victoria Takes Giant Step to Encourage More Rental Housing
    Until now, garden suite applications have been evaluated by Council on a case-by-case basis through the rezoning process. This change will make it significantly easier and less costly for homeowners to build new garden suites.

    April 18, 2017
  8. Nanaimo Water Treatment Plant Receives Award of Merit
    The City of Nanaimo and Associated Engineering have been recognized for the city's South Fork Water Treatment Plant, receiving an Award of Merit from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia.

    April 13, 2017
  9. New Richmond Facility Comes to Life as Minoru Centre for Active Living
    The facility will include an aquatic centre, seniors centre and other recreation and sports amenities. It will replace the aging and outdated Minoru Aquatic Centre and Minoru Place Activity Centre as well as the former Minoru Pavilion.

    April 13, 2017
  10. Vancouver Park Board approves new Joint Operating Agreement with Community Centre Associations
    The new agreement clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the Park Board, as well as those of the Community Centre Associations. Importantly, it expands access to recreation services and benefits for all residents in all communities across Vancouver.

    April 12, 2017
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