Current News Releases
- Municipalities Empowered to Ban Single-Use Plastics
Municipalities throughout the province can now move more quickly to prevent plastics from polluting their communities. Under new rules, local governments can institute bans on plastic bags and certain single-use plastics without provincial approval.
July 27, 2021
- CIty of Penticton, Penticton Indian Band Release Joint Statement After Meeting to Discuss Mutual Interests
Topics discussed included the introduction of a land acknowledgement at Penticton City Council meetings, servicing agreements, possibilities for transit expansion, river channel maintenance and creek restoration and naturalization. The City and Band have committed to quarterly meetings to move these and other joint initiatives forward positively into the future.
July 26, 2021
- City or Courtenay and CUPE Local 556 Ratify New Collective Agreement
The agreement includes a $0.68 wage increase for unionized employees effective January 1, 2021, with two per cent annually in 2022, 2023, and 2024.
July 23, 2021
- Prince George Increasing Access, Adding Upgrades to Shane Lake at Forests for the World
Residents and outdoor recreationists will soon have improved access to Shane Lake via an enhanced and more accessible trail between the lake and the main parking lot at Forests for the World.
July 23, 2021
- Historic Agreement in Fraser Valley Brings Together Municipal, Provincial, First Nations Governments
An agreement signed July 21 by the Province, Leq’á:mel, Matsqui and Sumas First Nations and the City of Mission will return traditional lands to the First Nations and establish new public parklands and recreation areas.
July 22, 2021
- Township of Langley Ranked Amongst Top 7 Intelligent Communities for 2021
The Township’s Intelligent Community Forum Top 7 application showcased strategies and initiatives underway across the community where organizations are working together to make impactful economic, social, environmental, and cultural achievements.
July 21, 2021
- City of Vancouver Responds to Calls from Community with New Equity Framework
The City of Vancouver is taking a significant step forward in acknowledging and upholding the rights and dignity of all people, addressing historic, current systemic injustice, and reducing harm by adopting our first ever Equity Framework.
July 21, 2021
- People in Sooke to Benefit from Wastewater Treatment Upgrade
The existing sewage treatment plant will receive structural and mechanical upgrades, and the local wastewater collection system will be extended to increase sewer capacity. This will provide these communities with the infrastructure necessary to accommodate future residential and commercial growth, while improving the water quality in the Sooke basin.
July 19, 2021
- Vernon Selected as Finalist for Best Learning and Development Strategy, 2021 Canadian HR Awards
In 2020, the City of Vernon launched a new Mentorship Program. The program provides an opportunity for staff members to connect one-on-one with a mentor from another department or division and work through a formal program to explore career and personal development opportunities through teaching, coaching, counselling, and personal connection.
July 16, 2021
- Sport Surrey, Surrey Knights Partnering with Vancouver Canucks Alumni
The City of Surrey, Sport Surrey and the Surrey Knights are proud to be partnering and hosting the members of the Vancouver Canucks Alumni Association and their associated events at our host facility, the North Surrey Sports & Ice Complex. The arena is Surrey's newest recreation facility, located in North Surrey’s diverse and growing community.
July 15, 2021