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  1. Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and British Columbia Government Employees Union Ratify Collective Agreement
    The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is pleased to announce the ratification of a four-year collective agreement with the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU).

    March 6, 2020
  2. Joint Statement on New COVID-19 Cases in B.C.
    Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in British Columbia: "We are announcing eight new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 21 cases in British Columbia. The individuals are in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions and were confirmed positive based on BC Centre for Disease Control testing.

    March 6, 2020
  3. Northern Development Approves Over $1.4 million in Economic Development Projects in Northern B.C.
    Northern Development today announced the approval of $1,424,018 for eight projects in its service region that seek to enhance and diversify the economy.

    March 5, 2020
  4. Federal Budget an Opportunity to Build Better Lives for Canadians: Municipalities
    The next federal budget is a key opportunity to improve Canadians’ daily lives with critical investments in clean public transit, housing affordability and infrastructure for communities of all sizes. That message is the heart of Building Better Lives with Budget 2020, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) pre-budget recommendations.

    March 5, 2020
  5. Doig River First Nation and City of Fort St. John sign Development and Servicing Memorandum of Understanding
    The Doig River First Nation and the City of Fort St. John signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Development and Servicing of Doig River First Nation-owned land in the City of Fort St. John building off of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation and Communication signed in 2010.

    March 4, 2020
  6. District of Squamish Experiences Virus Attack on IT Systems
    On February 27, the District of Squamish’s information technology (IT) systems experienced a virus attack. District staff worked quickly to isolate and eradicate it, resulting in many systems being shut down as a precaution, including email. This was a ransomware attack where the user files are encrypted and held for ransom. The District has not paid any ransom money, and most systems are back up and running with minimal data loss.

    March 4, 2020
  7. City of Nanaimo Releases Online Engagement Site
    Residents now have a new way to share their point of view with the City of Nanaimo. City staff have been working behind the scenes to launch a new online public engagement site, Get Involved Nanaimo.

    March 3, 2020
  8. City of Richmond Reaches Agreement with CUPE Workers
    Richmond City Council has approved a new four-year collective agreement with Locals 718 and 394 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represent the City’s inside and outside workers.

    March 3, 2020
  9. Joint Statement on Discussions on Wet’suwet’en Rights and Title
    Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Woos, Scott Fraser, B.C.’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and Carolyn Bennett, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, have issued the following statement.

    March 2, 2020
  10. City of Burnaby Charges Ahead on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
    The City of Burnaby is making it easier for residents with electric vehicles to stay “charged up,” unveiling 14 electric vehicle charging stalls at six locations across the community, with more to come.

    February 28, 2020
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