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  1. New RDNO Dog Licensing Program leads to $11,500 Donation to BC SPCA, Vernon & District Branch
    The BC SPCA Vernon & District Branch is excited to receive a donation of $11,500 from the Regional District of North Okanagan's official pet licensing partner, DocuPet. This gift was made possible by North Okanagan dog owners who upgraded to a designer tag or generously contributed a direct donation while licensing their dogs.

    June 24, 2021
  2. Skatepark in West Kelowna Earmarks the Start of Construction at the City Hall / Library Building Site
    On June 15, West Kelowna Council and the Okanagan Regional Library, together with Westbank First Nation, broke ground at the new skatepark as part of the future City Hall/Library Building site in the City of West Kelowna.

    June 23, 2021
  3. New Westminster Aquatic and Community Centre to be Named təməsew̓txʷ
    The name is the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ word for “sea otter house”, and was selected by a Naming Advisory Panel comprised of representatives from local First Nations and urban Indigenous representatives. təməsew̓txʷ is a combination of two words: “təməs” – meaning: sea otter; and “ew̓txʷ” – meaning: house.

    June 23, 2021
  4. BC Urban Mayors Release Statement on Recommendations from Housing Supply and Affordability Panel
    The BC Urban Mayors' Caucus has issued a statement regarding the recommendations made by the independent Canada-BC Expert Panel on Housing Supply and Affordability.

    June 21, 2021
  5. Esquimalt Adopts Bag Bylaw
    Esquimalt has officially adopted its checkout bag bylaw in efforts to curb the volume of plastic ending up in landfills and the environment.

    June 21, 2021
  6. Lantzville and Snaw-naw-as Nation Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Prioritize Cooperation and Dialogue
    The District of Lantzville and Snaw-naw-as Nation (Nation) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding focused on strengthening their government-to-government relationship, furthering dialogue, and working together in the best interests of both communities.

    June 18, 2021
  7. Terrace City Council Declares Downtown in Crisis
    At its June 14, 2021, regular council meeting, Terrace Council discussed the challenges around homelessness, mental health, and addictions in the downtown area, declaring the City of Terrace downtown is in crisis and that more collaboration and conversation is needed to effect change.

    June 18, 2021
  8. Okanagan Mayors Take to Social Media with Water Conservation Call
    As the weather heats up in the Okanagan, so does the competition between communities to be named "Make Water Work Community Champion". This week, Okanagan mayors helped kick off Make Water Work, a valley-wide outdoor water conservation campaign, with videos on social media, pledging to conserve this summer.

    June 18, 2021
  9. Commissioning Getting Underway for Comox Valley Water Treatment Project
    On June 23 treated water will begin flowing from the new intake at Comox Lake through to taps around the Comox Valley. The new system will ramp up over several weeks and filtered water is expected to reach all homes connected to the Comox Valley Water System by mid to late-July. Commissioning will be complete with the new system fully operational by mid-August.

    June 18, 2021
  10. Province Supports Local Governments to Invest in Businesses, People
    The Province is providing $500,000 to expand the British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative through a one-time grant to the City of Victoria. The program encourages participating local governments and organizations to pool resources, and gives them the tools and training to make smarter purchasing decisions that focus on best value rather than only the lowest price

    June 16, 2021
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