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  1. Township of Langley Named a Smart21 Community in 2021
    The Township of Langley has been named as a Smart21 Community - one of the top 21 intelligent communities from around the world, according to the Intelligent Community Forum.

    February 26, 2021
  2. Vancouver Council Approves Temporary Parklet to Support Community Managed Alcohol Program
    The temporary parklet will allow for outdoor consumption of alcohol and extension of hours of the Drinker's Lounge, PHS Community Services Society's Community Managed Alcohol Program. This program exists to bring a harm reduction approach to the consumption of non-beverage alcohol such as hand sanitizers and mouthwash, with participants benefiting from controlled access to alcohol, basic resources, cultural engagement, and access to healthcare.

    February 26, 2021
  3. First-Ever Community Vision Sets Direction for West Kelowna's future
    West Kelowna Council officially endorsed its first-ever community-inspired Community Vision. The Community Vision establishes the direction for the next 10 years and beyond.

    February 26, 2021
  4. New Okanagan Outdoor Water Education Guides Answer Call for Local Resources
    The colourful and easy-to-follow guides were created in collaboration with Syilx Knowledge Keepers, several partners in education, including staff at School District 22 and 23, UBC Okanagan’s School of Education, and are suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 12.

    February 24, 2021
  5. City of Vernon Responds to BC Supreme Court Decision in Labour Dispute
    The BC Supreme Court dismissed a judicial review application brought by the City to overturn a decision of a reconsideration panel of the Labour Relations Board. The City’s application arose out of the termination of a Fire Services Captain for egregious misconduct while on duty in the fire hall.

    February 23, 2021
  6. Kwakiutl First Nation and District of Port Hardy Sign Historic Relationship Agreement
    On the 170th anniversary of the signing of the Douglas Treaty (1851) at the Municipal Hall on the traditional territory of the Kwakiutl people, Hereditary Chief David Knox, Chief Councillor Ross Hunt Jr. and Mayor Dennis Dugas signed the Kwakiutl First Nation and District of Port Hardy Relationship Agreement.

    February 22, 2021
  7. City and UNBC Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Future with Two Initiatives in Downtown Prince George
    There’s nothing like a cold snap to prove the value of reliable energy and energy-efficiency. And with temperatures dropping to almost -40 degrees Celsius last week, the City of Prince George and the University of Northern British Columbia have two successes in downtown Prince George that demonstrate the value of local ingenuity and local wood products.

    February 22, 2021
  8. Comox Valley Regional District and K’ómoks First Nation Sign Historic Agreement
    The K’ómoks First Nation and the Comox Valley Regional District Sewage Commission are pleased to announce the ratification of a Community Benefits Agreement that commits both parties to work together collaboratively on a regional solution for sewer. The agreement will provide needed upgrades for Comox and Courtenay sewer infrastructure, while supporting the growth and economic development plans of the K’ómoks community.

    February 19, 2021
  9. City of Terrace Takes Building Permits Online
    The City of Terrace will now be able to process building permits and complete building inspections online following a partnership with e-permitting software Cloudpermit, which simplifies and streamlines the permitting process for permit applicants, consultants, and City staff alike.

    February 19, 2021
  10. Island Coastal Economic Trust Expands to More Communities
    The expansion means organizations within the Capital Regional District electoral areas of Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island and the southern Gulf Islands are eligible to apply for funding from ICET and be included in other services that ICET provides.

    February 17, 2021
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