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  1. District of Kitimat, Haisla Nation win Economic Reconciliation Award
    The District of Kitimat is proud to say that together with Haisla Nation it has won the BC Economic Development Association's Economic Reconciliation Award (for a community less than 20,000).

    May 21, 2024
  2. District of Coldstream and CUPE Local 626 Ratify New Collective Agreement
    The District of Coldstream and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have reached a new three-year collective agreement that will be in effect from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2026.

    May 16, 2024
  3. City of Kimberley Reaches Collective Agreement with United Steelworkers
    Over the four-year agreement, all classifications of unionized employees will receive wage adjustments of 5.5%, 4.5%, 4.0%, and 3.0%. Other items of note include health spending and vacation improvements. 

    May 15, 2024
  4. B.C. Takes Action to Strengthen Northern Rural Communities
    The Government of B.C is contributing as much as $33 million across rural areas of the province for the second intake of the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP). Communities in northern B.C. will receive as much as $13.3 million in REDIP funding for 42 approved projects to help strengthen local economies.

    May 15, 2024
  5. Coquitlam Wins National Award for Innovation in Asset Management
    Coquitlam won first-place for the ground-breaking use of Visual Plan, a digital asset management tool, at the national Canadian Network of Asset Managers conference in Edmonton last week. 

    May 14, 2024
  6. Province Takes Action to Prevent Evictions in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
    The Province has introduced amendments to the Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act (MEVA) at the request of the City of Vancouver, to enable the city to regulate SRO vacancy control to protect rent affordability for tenants that include some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. The amendments, if passed, will validate Single Room Accommodation bylaws that limit rent increases between tenancies at SROs, as set out in Vancouver’s bylaws.

    May 14, 2024
  7. Contract Reached between CUPE 608 and City of Penticton
    The agreement will see improvements to dental plan, sick leave, shift premiums, pay in lieu of benefits for casual/part-time employees and vacation leave improvements for new employees, as well as other improvements to collective agreement language.

    May 13, 2024
  8. Surrey Wins Economic Development Award for 2024 Economic Strategy
    The strategy outlines the need for the creation of 300,000 jobs by 2042 to ensure there is one job per resident worker by the time Surrey reaches a population of one million residents, with a focus on cultivating job opportunities, enriching livability, and addressing the needs of the City’s ever-growing population.

    May 10, 2024
  9. Ladysmith Official Community Plan Honoured for Planning Excellence
    The community engagement throughout the review included a Big Ideas Fair, workshops, walk-shops, bike-shops, surveys and finished with a community plan-cake breakfast. This robust and creative engagement ensured community members, staff, key contributors, steering committee members, and Council the ability to develop our award-winning long-term vision.

    May 9, 2024
  10. Saanich’s Updated Official Community Plan Moves Forward
    Since the last update of the OCP in 2008, several strategic plans and initiatives such as the Climate Plan, Housing Strategy and Active Transportation Plan have been completed, and the OCP will work with these plans to implement Saanich’s sustainability vision.

    May 8, 2024
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