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  1. Vancouver to Add Almost 500 Units of New Social and Family Housing
    The City of Vancouver is on track to add 390 new social housing units, of which 156 are SROs, as well as 90 market units to our local supply which would provide new homes for low and moderate-income earners, seniors, and families, after several rezoning proposals were referred today by City Council to public hearing in October.

    September 20, 2017
  2. Colwood Blasting the Landscape: Rethinking Development in Natural Areas
    Colwood is taking a unique approach to future development in hillside areas that emphasizes the City’s philosophy of looking at natural features as valuable assets.

    September 19, 2017
  3. Columbia Basin Trust Strengthens Child Care in the Basin
    Columbia Basin Trust is launching a new $3.6-million program to help maintain and create new child care spaces in the Basin.

    September 19, 2017
  4. Village of Cumberland Achieves Carbon Neutrality
    The Village of Cumberland has been recognized as a carbon neutral community by the Province and Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). By meeting the goal of corporate carbon neutrality for 2016, Cumberland has been awarded the “Achievement of Carbon Neutrality” for the fourth year in a row.

    September 18, 2017
  5. Fraser Valley Regional Library to Host Virtual Reality Programs
    Fraser Valley Regional Library will be adding virtual reality to it's playground equipment, which will be offered during free programs at the Fraser Valley Regional Library's 25 locations.

    September 18, 2017
  6. Federation of Canadian Municipalities Map Out Nation-Building Priorities for the Year Ahead
    Municipal leaders from across the country gathered during the week of September 11th in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to discuss how imminent decisions on the federal government's national infrastructure plan and National Housing Strategy can transform cities and communities across Canada.

    September 18, 2017
  7. Burnaby City Council Records from 1894 to Present Day Now Searchable Online
    An index of all Burnaby City Council minutes and reports– dating all the way back to 1894 – is now entirely searchable online. In addition, full-text versions of more than 80 per cent of the associated documents are available to view, with more being added each day.

    September 14, 2017
  8. Garden City Lands to Host New Richmond Harvest Fest
    Richmond celebrates local food, sustainability and its agricultural past, present and future on Saturday, September 30 at the first annual Richmond Harvest Fest. The new festival will be the first major event on the spectacular Garden City Lands, the evolving green heart of Richmond.

    September 14, 2017
  9. City of Vancouver Developing Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy
    The City of Vancouver is inviting businesses, industry representatives, social service agencies, advocacy groups, local governments and other government agencies to provide feedback on a consultation paper that will inform the development of a Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy.

    September 13, 2017
  10. 2017 Province of British Columbia Budget Update Highlights
    On September 11th, Finance Minister Carole James tabled an update to Budget 2017. The update projects modest surpluses over the next three years and includes provincial commitments that address several UBCM advocacy priorities, including housing affordability and additional supports for mental health.

    September 13, 2017
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