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  1. Seniors will Benefit from Age-Friendly Grants
    Through the Age-friendly Communities (AFC) program, a total of $500,000 in age-friendly grants are being awarded across 25 communities in B.C. this year. Six Indigenous communities are among the grant recipients.

    November 17, 2023
  2. Langley Township Receives Over $260,000 from the Government of Canada to Revitalize the Downtown Core and Willoughby Community Park
    The Township of Langley is receiving $230,000 to create a new plaza at Willoughby Community Park. The plaza is adjacent to the new professional sports field for the Vancouver Football Club.

    November 17, 2023
  3. Surrey’s King George Corridor Chosen for Bus Rapid Transit
    The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation has selected Surrey’s King George Boulevard as one of the first three corridors for Metro Vancouver’s first new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes.

    November 17, 2023
  4. Minister’s Statement on Appointment of Administrator to Act in Place of Surrey Police Board
    Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has released the following statement regarding Surrey’s transition to the Surrey Police Service (SPS): “Today, I am announcing the appointment of Mike Serr as the administrator of the Surrey Police Board to assume the functions of the board to assist with Surrey’s transition to the SPS."

    November 17, 2023
  5. City of Fort St. John and VRS Communities Working Together on Seniors Housing Complex
    Proposed on a portion of the old Fort St. John Hospital site, The Harlequin at City Centre project will feature 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and studio homes. Universally designed for accessibility, it will also include meals, living services, and lifestyle programs that support independent living for seniors.

    November 16, 2023
  6. The Governments of Canada and British Columbia Invest in Wastewater Upgrades for Sea to Sky Country
    Communities in Sea to Sky Country will see upgrades and replacements to aging wastewater infrastructure that will accommodate future growth, thanks to a combined investment of more than $11.1 million from the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, the District of Squamish, and the Sunshine Coast Regional District.

    November 16, 2023
  7. New Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Strategy Approved in Vancouver
    As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to public safety, this multi-year strategy will support community-based prevention and intervention strategies tackling youth violence in the City, as well as promote individual and community well‐being, safety and belonging in Vancouver, via community-based research, collaboration and a new granting program. 

    November 15, 2023
  8. City of Vernon Receives Prestigious Financial Award for 2023 Budget
    The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is pleased to announce the City of Vernon has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2023 budget.

    November 14, 2023
  9. North Shore Communities Receive Over $2.7m to Revitalize Public Spaces, Enhance Tourism
    Seven projects on greater Vancouver’s North Shore will receive over $2.7 million in Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan) funding. Projects include $500,000 for the City of North Vancouver to create pedestrian-friendly spaces and pathways along the Esplanade corridor, and $750,000 for the Squamish Nation to build a new multi-use recreational facility in West Vancouver.

    November 10, 2023
  10. Province Introduces Legislation on Homeless Encampments
    On November 6, the Province of BC introduced legislation under Bill 45, Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, that will apply to local governments who seek court injunctions to remove or regulate homeless encampments.

    November 10, 2023
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