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  1. Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network Launches Social Media and Increases Online Presence
    In order to help local businesses adjust as we enter Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan, the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network (CERN) has launched a new Chilliwack Restart Resource webpage through the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce’s website. This page features local business-related resources, along with best practice guides for a variety of industries.

    May 25, 2020
  2. City of Courtenay Expanding Sidewalk Café Options
    Downtown Courtenay restaurants interested in opening a sidewalk café now have more options that will support their efforts to stay financially viable while they adapt to significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    May 21, 2020
  3. City of Vancouver Rescinds Emergency Order to Shut Down Restaurant Table Service
    On March 19, Council passed a by-law that allowed the City of Vancouver to issue emergency orders to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Under that authority, City Manager Sadhu Johnston issued an order prohibiting customers from eating inside licensed premises and limiting the number of customers in any place to no more than 10 people.

    May 21, 2020
  4. City of Richmond Begins Restoring Amenities and Services
    Most outdoor park amenities including basketball and outdoor tennis courts will again be open to the public starting Wednesday, May 20 as part of the City of Richmond’s plan to restore services closed or restricted due to COVID-19.

    May 21, 2020
  5. Province of BC Proclaims Local Government Awareness Week
    May 17 - 23 is Local Government Awareness Week in British Columbia. The goal of the week is to raise awareness, educate the public and encourage public participation in the local government process. 

    May 20, 2020
  6. Saanich celebrates Public Works Week
    What do pipes, trucks, broken water mains, greener garbage and all things in between have in common? Public works!

    May 20, 2020
  7. State of Emergency Extended to Support COVID-19 Response
    As B.C. moves toward its new normal, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is extending the provincial state of emergency to support continued co-ordination of the pandemic response.

    May 14, 2020
  8. Local Governments in the Okanagan take Coordinated Approach to Phased Reopening
    Following the recent unveiling of the BC’s Restart Plan outlining the phased reopening strategy for British Columbia, municipalities and districts across the interior Okanagan have been working closely to determine how it applies to local and regional programs, services and indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.

    May 14, 2020
  9. Over 70 New Affordable Homes Opening in Saanich
    Low- to moderate-income families, individuals, seniors and adults with disabilities in Saanich will soon have access to over 70 new affordable homes thanks to a partnership between the Province, the Capital Regional District (CRD) and the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC).

    May 14, 2020
  10. Osoyoos Osprey Nest Live WebCam
    Ospreys are flying back to nest for the summer and the Town of Osoyoos has front row seats to the show. A camera has been installed to watch over a nest discovered on a FortisBC power pole.

    May 12, 2020
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