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  1. Surrey Looks to Improve Multilingual Communication with Residents
    Nearly half of Surrey’s population was born in another country. Recent Census data shows that 45% of Surrey's residents are immigrants with 38% residents speaking English as a second language.

    June 13, 2024
  2. Construction begins at Oliver and District Arena
    The Oliver and District Arena was built in 1968 and was the second ice facility to be established in the South Okanagan. The facility has been in use for more than five decades and many key components of the building have reached the end of their useful life.

    June 13, 2024
  3. Kamloops and Interior Community Services Launch Mobile Crisis Outreach Response Team
    In a partnership initiative put forth through the federal Crime Prevention Action Fund, the City of Kamloops and Interior Community Services are working together with a new Mobile Crisis Outreach Response team. This collaboration marks a significant step in diverting youth-involved crisis situations away from law enforcement.

    June 12, 2024
  4. Collective Agreement Ratified in Williams Lake for IUOE Local 882-B
    The City of Williams Lake and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 882-B have ratified the terms of a new four-year Collective Agreement covering all unionized employees. The settlement provides for wage increases totaling 16.25% over the four years of the contract (5.75%, 4.5%, 3%, 3%).

    June 10, 2024
  5. Municipal Finance Authority of BC Announces Launch of Sustaining Education Alliance
    The Municipal Finance Authority of BC is pleased to announce the launch of its Sustaining Education Alliance. This significant funding initiative was created to ensure the sustainable delivery of, and ongoing access to meaningful educational opportunities for local government leaders in British Columbia.

    June 10, 2024
  6. Squamish Nation Establishes Historic Partnership with Lime, Pioneering Indigenous Mobility Solutions Globally
    Lime will provide critical transportation services to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Members by deploying its fleet of electric bikes and providing dedicated parking locations in community and nearby areas, offering convenient and eco-friendly mobility options within the community and surrounding areas.

    June 7, 2024
  7. Delta Announces Name of AI Chatbot
    The strong preference for Burns Bot was clear, as it received more than double the votes of the second most popular option. The name references local landmark Burns Bog, and has a strong connection to the City of Delta. 

    June 6, 2024
  8. City of Rossland Wins National Municipal Award
    This recognition celebrates the remarkable achievements of Rossland and its partners in the groundbreaking “Rossland Yards” project.

    June 5, 2024
  9. Electric Kick Scooters Allowed on Central Saanich Roads
    During the pilot, electric kick scooters can be used in the same places as bicycles and e-bicycles in Central Saanich.

    June 3, 2024
  10. City of Abbotsford and IAFF Local 2864 Ratify Agreement
    In addition to improvements in benefits and premiums, the financial terms of the new agreement include wage increases of three and one half per cent (3.5%) in year one, four and one half per cent (4.5%) in year two and four and one half per cent (4.5%) in year three.

    May 31, 2024
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