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  1. Earthquake Early Warning System at Sooke Fire Station Enhances Community Safety
    Sooke Fire Rescue, in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, is pleased to announce the installation of an advanced Earthquake Early Warning system at Sooke Fire Station One. This system bolsters community safety by providing rapid detection and notification of seismic events.

    April 16, 2024
  2. Vancouver Leads Industry in Protecting Firefighters with New PFAS-free gear
    City firefighters will face reduced risk of cancer as Vancouver Fire Rescue Services becomes the first fire department in North America to transition to turnout gear free from Per-and-Polyfluoroalkyl Substances.

    April 15, 2024
  3. FireSmart Program Returns to Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
    The FireSmart program is returning to the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District with new initiatives aimed at empowering residents to keep their properties, neighbourhoods and communities safe from wildfire.

    April 15, 2024
  4. Surrey Launches Artificial Intelligence Tool to Simplify Permitting Process
    The City of Surrey has just launched an artificial intelligence Development Inquiry Assistant (DIA) pilot, intended to more easily and quickly connect applicants to accurate information about the permitting process.

    April 11, 2024
  5. Summerland's Most Un-Wanted: Villainous Veggie Stickers
    Plastic lined fruit and vegetable stickers are extremely difficult to remove at compost sites. From April 8th to 25th, students in Summerland are being asked to collect them. For each participating school, the class with the most stickers collected per student wins a pizza party.

    April 11, 2024
  6. City of Langford and Pacific Football Club Sign One-Year Deal
    On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, City of Langford Council approved a one-year Stadium Use Agreement with Pacific Football Club. The City has been working diligently with PFC to negotiate a new long-term Stadium Use Agreement. Contract negotiations were triggered when on June 30, 2023, PFC did not exercise its unilateral right to renew the contract for another five-year term.

    April 11, 2024
  7. Capital Region Launches Extreme Heat Information Portal
    The Capital Regional District, in collaboration with municipal partners, Island Health and the Province, is launching the Capital Region Extreme Heat Information Portal to help residents and community planners explore and understand the capital region's vulnerability and exposure to extreme heat.

    April 11, 2024
  8. Surrey Approves Accessibility Action Plan for an Inclusive Community
    Developed with input from the public and the Surrey Accessibility Leadership Team, the plan aims to address equity gaps for all residents, placing special emphasis on the needs of individuals with disabilities.

    April 10, 2024
  9. Proposed Changes to Vancouver Charter Will Help Build More Homes Faster
    If passed by the legislature, Bill 18 – Vancouver Charter Amendment Act (No. 2), 2024, will amend the Vancouver Charter to better align with rules and authorities provided to other local governments under the Local Government Act. The proposed legislation would create change in three key areas.

    April 9, 2024
  10. Recycling Contamination Reduction Pilot Program Improves Central Okanagan Recycling Efforts
    The update outlines that the use of smart cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) technology reduced contamination in curbside recycling carts by 23% by detecting when the wrong material landed in recycling carts - and letting residents know about it in real-time.

    April 8, 2024
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