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  1. Fort St. John and Community Development Institute Release Social and Economic Development Framework
    The City of Fort St. John and the Community Development Institute at the University of Northern British Columbia have released the Energizing our Future: The Social and Economic Development Framework for Fort St. John.

    October 9, 2020
  2. Penticton Fire Department Calling on Residents to Armour Homes
    The Penticton Fire Department is calling on Penticton residents to become FireSmart BC champions by learning how to armour their homes from wildfire.

    October 9, 2020
  3. Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance Continues to Pursue Revenue Sharing Agreement with Provincial Government
    The Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance continues to pursue a revenue sharing agreement with the provincial government, following through on the commitment 21 local governments made to work together collaboratively to solve an inter-regional issue.

    October 8, 2020
  4. Saanich Council Approves Garden Suites, Growing Housing Options in the Municipality
    This new housing form will contribute to the amount and diversity of rental housing available in Saanich. Garden suites can be used for family or as rental units. An owner must live on the property with the garden suite in either the single family dwelling or the garden suite.

    October 7, 2020
  5. North Cowichan Continues its Work to Mitigate Blue-Green Algae Blooms on Quamichan Lake
    As part of the Municipality’s commitment to improving water quality in Quamichan Lake, nutrient traps containing a mixture of zeolite and limestone are being installed in ditches and streams flowing into Quamichan Lake. The nutrient traps are an experimental approach to filter the water entering the lake, thereby reducing phosphorus, which can create an environment that favours blue-green algae.

    October 6, 2020
  6. City of Burnaby Housing Strategy Process Shines in National Public Participation Awards
    The public engagement process that supported the City of Burnaby's Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing in 2019 has been recognized with a significant award from IAP2 Canada, a national association focused on excellence in the field of public participation.

    October 2, 2020
  7. Campbell River Wins National Municipal Environmental Award for Rising Seas Project
    The Rising Seas project led to Council’s recent adoption of its first ever Sea Level Rise Action Plan. This project took a broad view of flood risk posed by future sea level rise and engaged the public in choosing appropriate responses that also promote shoreline values such as ecology, access, and views

    October 2, 2020
  8. Big City Mayors Call on BC Parties to Address Mental Health and Substance Use in Election Platforms
    In a call-to-action document released September 30, the newly formed BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus also advocated for greater provincial investment in affordable housing and public transit, as well as a new funding framework for municipalities.

    October 1, 2020
  9. Federation of Canadian Municipalities Recognizes RDOS Compost Feasibility Project
    A feasibility study conducted to determine how to manage compost in the RDOS has been included in a compendium of 20 exceptional projects in the last 20 years funded by FCM.

    October 1, 2020
  10. First of its Kind Emergency Shelter for Sex Workers to Open in Vancouver
    A new temporary Vancouver shelter offering street-based sex workers a safe, warm place to sleep 24 hours a day, seven days a week will soon be opening in the Downtown Eastside.

    September 30, 2020
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