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  1. $22 Million in Federal Funding Committed for Vancouver's Low Carbon Innovation Centre
    The funding is part of a $183 million initiative called Low Carbon Cities of Canada (LC3), which aims to help major cities across the county reduce their carbon footprint through research, capacity building, and use of innovative financial tools.

    August 30, 2019
  2. Prince George Halfway Through Multi-Year Playground Replacement Program
    Prince George's 2017 City Park Strategy included a priority to pursue a playground replacement program that included removing old playgrounds and making annual investments to insure that the remaining playgrounds are safe and maintained to a high-quality. A dozen playgrounds have now been replaced, with another dozen replacements planned for the years ahead.

    August 30, 2019
  3. City of White Rock Reopens Canada's Longest Pier
    The pier was battered and severed in half by a storm surge with winds of up to 91 kilometres an hour on Dec. 20, 2018. Working with Greystone Design Management Contractors, the City of White Rock restored and reopened the East Beach Promenade in July. Working with contractor PPM Civil Constructors, the City has now repaired the pier for public use.

    August 29, 2019
  4. $24.3 Million for New Wastewater Recovery System in North Okanagan
    The environment, economy and agriculture in the North Okanagan's Swan Lake area received a major boost with the announcement of a $24.3 million grant from the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan for construction of the North Okanagan Wastewater Recovery System.

    August 29, 2019
  5. Wood Frame Construction Grows Up in Kelowna
    With Provincial and National building codes set to change in the next three years, Kelowna is being proactive by participating in the Early Adoption initiative that would allow wood frame buildings, currently capped at six storeys, to be built up to 12 storeys tall.

    August 29, 2019
  6. Cumberland Awarded $7 Million Grant for Wastewater Treatment Upgrades
    The Village of Cumberland has been awarded $7,113,010 from the Environmental Quality stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for a high performance upgrade to the Village’s wastewater treatment lagoon.

    August 29, 2019
  7. Major Funding Announced for Cowichan River Water Supply Study
    A multi-party proposal for $4 million to the BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund was put forward by the Cowichan Valley Regional District in collaboration with Cowichan Tribes, Paper Excellence and the Cowichan Watershed Board to focus on two key activities necessary to move forward on attaining a long term water supply for the Cowichan River.

    August 29, 2019
  8. SLRD Secures Funds for Black Tusk Village Wastewater Integration Project
    The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has secured more than $4.5 million in federal and provincial government funding to upgrade the Black Tusk Village wastewater collection system, integrating it with the new Pinecrest Estates wastewater system, and transferring ownership to the SLRD.

    August 29, 2019
  9. Tofino Receives $40 Million in Funding for Wastewater Project
    The District of Tofino has been awarded $40,264,769 from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program Environmental Quality Stream for secondary wastewater treatment and systems upgrades. The funding, the largest infrastructure investment in the municipality’s history, comes from the Government of Canada in the amount of $21,953,600 and the Province of British Columbia in the amount of $18,301,169 and represents 73.3% of the estimated eligible project costs.

    August 29, 2019
  10. Next Generation of Vancouver Voices Coming to Council Chamber
    Eleven extraordinary young women are set to bring their unique viewpoints to City Hall after being selected to form a Mock Council. The group of 18 to 23-year-olds were chosen as part of the City’s Women4Politics program and will be mentored by current members of council, as well as taking part in their own council meeting on October 29.

    August 29, 2019
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