Current News Releases
- Richmond Wins National Municipal Environment Award for its City-Wide Pollinator Program
Pollinators are paramount for a stable and thriving natural environment, which is known to improve the physical and mental health of residents. However, there is growing evidence that pollinator species, such as bees and butterflies, are in decline globally due to the pressures of urban development.
May 19, 2022
- City of Vancouver Advances Climate Action with Deep Emissions Reductions
Vancouver Council is taking action to further advance City leadership on zero-emissions buildings that will reduce the fossil fuels we burn, add cooling and air filtration in new buildings, and transform our construction processes to use more sustainable and healthy materials with less waste.
May 18, 2022
- Preserving the RDCK's Cottonwood Lake: Community Comes Together for a Greater Cause
Located just south of the City of Nelson along Highway 6 towards Salmo in Electoral Area ‘E’ of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is Cottonwood Lake. Known for its picturesque setting among the Selkirk Mountains, Cottonwood Lake is a recreation destination for residents of the RDCK.
May 17, 2022
- BC Launches New Program to Accelerate Local Climate Action
Through Budget 2022, the Province provided $76 million over three years for the Local Government Climate Action Program. Funds will be distributed to eligible governments based on each community’s population and a base amount. Participating governments will be required to show funds have been invested in projects that support the objectives of the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 or the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy.
May 16, 2022
- City of Fort St. John to host Engine Boss Training in June
The Engine Boss Leader Course is designed for municipal Fire Departments in BC to meet the Office of the Fire Commissioner and BC Wildfire Service training and practical requirements for provincial wildfire deployments.
May 16, 2022
- Northern Development Approves Over $1.3 Million in Grant Funding for Six Economic Development Projects
Northern Development’s board of directors has approved funding for six valuable projects in central and northern B.C.
May 13, 2022
- Prince George and Canfor Enter Partnership for Naming Rights to New Downtown Pool
When it opens later this year, the new aquatic facility will be called the Canfor Leisure Pool after Canadian Forests Products Ltd.’s (Canfor’s) successful bid in the City's recently concluded Request for Expressions of Interest for naming rights to the new facility.
May 12, 2022
- West Coast Communities Urge Campers to Reserve Sites at Authorized Campgrounds Before Venturing to the Area
Over the past two camping seasons, the west coast of Vancouver Island has experienced an unacceptably high level of illegal and backroad camping. The impact of this disrespectful behaviour has had a negative impact on Indigenous Territorial lands and highly sensitive surrounding ecological areas including local aquifers. It has also put much needed first responders at risk.
May 12, 2022
- City of Surrey wins BCRPA Facility Excellence Award for Clayton Community Centre
Clayton Community Centre has been designed to offer a unique mix of welcoming spaces that support social inclusivity, gathering, and connection of various ages, family compositions, genders, abilities, and cultures.
May 12, 2022
- Province Launches Surrey Langley SkyTrain Engagement
The project will extend the current Expo Line by 16 kilometres, from King George SkyTrain to 203 Street in the City of Langley. The extension will run on an elevated guideway primarily along the Fraser Highway, adding eight new stations and three new bus exchanges along the route.
May 10, 2022