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  1. Equity-Enhancing Program in Kitimat to Grow Indigenous Representation in Local Government
    The District of Kitimat is encouraging persons who identify as Indigenous to apply for careers at the municipality following a successful application for an equity-enhancing program with the BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner.

    September 29, 2023
  2. 20-year Strategy Advances Solutions for Central Okanagan Transportation
    The Central Okanagan Integrated Transportation Strategy (CO-ITS) prioritizes transportation improvement ideas for British Columbia’s third-largest urban area.

    September 29, 2023
  3. City of Penticton Staff and Initiatives Recognized with Industry Awards
    The City of Penticton was awarded three different recognitions at a joint conference hosted by the BC Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) and the Public Works Association of British Columbia this week at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

    September 29, 2023
  4. City of Langford Launches its First Council Strategic Plan
    The Plan also recognizes the City’s important role as an advocate for those critical services beyond a typical local government mandate, including health care, transportation, housing, and education, and commits to proactively supporting partners doing this critical work for the community.

    September 27, 2023
  5. Targets Released for 10 Municipalities to Deliver More Homes for People
    The first 10 municipalities were selected for housing target assessment in May 2023 under the authority of the Housing Supply Act, which allows the Province to set housing targets in communities with the most urgent housing needs.

    September 26, 2023
  6. Saanich Council Adopts New Strategic Plan
    Saanich Council has adopted the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan to guide the next four years and beyond.

    September 26, 2023
  7. City of Nelson Launches Innovative Pre-Treated Organics Program in Fairview Neighbourhood
    The Fairview neighbourhood has been selected as the pilot area for this Program, which will provide households with a FoodCycler™, an in-home appliance that diverts household food waste at the source.

    September 25, 2023
  8. New Vision Connects Rural B.C. to a Stronger Future
    Another key focus of the new vision is enhancing people’s access to quality health care when they need it. An initial investment of $20 million to enhance medical-travel supports provided by the Canadian Cancer Society and Hope Air will support more people in rural and remote areas who need to travel for cancer care.

    September 22, 2023
  9. New Funding Supports Local Governments with Housing Initiatives
    A new provincial funding commitment of $61 million will support local governments building capacity to meet new housing-density initiatives, including the implementation of anticipated changes to development approval processes, planning and zoning, such as small-scale multi-unit housing.

    September 22, 2023
  10. Province Provides Support to Strengthen Local Fire Departments
    Most communities in B.C. rely on volunteer firefighters to protect people, homes and businesses when a fire breaks out. The Province is helping boost the capacity of firefighters by providing access to enhanced training opportunities and more equipment.

    September 22, 2023
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