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  1. North Cowichan and CUPE 358 Ratify Four-Year Collective Agreement
    A new four-year collective agreement has been ratified between the Municipality of North Cowichan and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 358. The new agreement provides a two per cent wage increase in each of the four years.

    November 26, 2021
  2. qax mot Conservation Area Protects Important habitat; Reflects Traditional K’ómoks Medicinal Uses
    Upon purchase of the land, the CVRD reached out to K’ómoks First Nation for its naming. After consulting with Elders and knowledge keepers, Hegus Rempel advised the CVRD that the K’ómoks people had chosen the name qax mot, meaning lots of medicine in the traditional ay̓aǰuθəm (ayajuthem) language

    November 25, 2021
  3. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Chair Provides Statement on Recent Events
    Chair Ford: "It is hard to even find words to convey our collective grief and loss as we see, directly and through the news, the destruction resulting from the atmospheric river event. "

    November 25, 2021
  4. Poverty Reduction Grants Help Communities Throughout BC
    Local governments will have the opportunity to apply for the third round of the Province’s Poverty Reduction Planning and Action Program grants to help develop local strategies and solutions to address poverty.

    November 25, 2021
  5. $9 Million Grant Expands Sewer Access for Kelowna Residents
    Grant will support sewer infrastructure expansion to replace more than 630 of the approximately 2,500 septic systems still in use in urban areas within city limits.

    November 24, 2021
  6. Kelowna Staff in Merritt to Help Get Systems Going Again
    Experienced water and wastewater operators from Kelowna have been lending a helping hand and sharing their expertise in Merritt to help get overwhelmed municipal services operating after a devastating flood knocked-out the city's facilities and forced the evacuation of more than 7,000 residents.

    November 24, 2021
  7. CUPE BC Establishes Disaster Relief Fund to Support Members
    CUPE BC's Executive Board has voted to establish a Disaster Relief Fund to support CUPE members impacted by the recent catastrophic floods and mudslides.

    November 22, 2021
  8. Recycle BC Issues Statement Regarding Material Collection Suspension
    Due to the unprecedented flooding event, RecycleBC is making a temporary change to the collection of some materials. Starting Monday, November 22 Recycle BC is suspending collection of non-deposit glass bottles and jars and foam packaging from Recycle BC depots, and suspending collection of all glass bottles and jars from curbside and multi-family.

    November 19, 2021
  9. Whistler Declares December 3 as International Day of People with Disabilities
    The International Day of People with Disabilities was first observed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly and is meant to raise awareness and promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Held on December 3 each year, this day is aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.

    November 19, 2021
  10. Central Saanich Receives Budget Award
    The District of Central Saanich has once again received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 2021 Financial Plan.

    November 19, 2021
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