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  1. Amendments Strengthen Access to Information, Protect People's Privacy
    Data-residency requirement changes will bring B.C. in line with other jurisdictions by removing restrictions that prevent access to digital tools and technologies. These changes will increase access to technologies and streamline service delivery for public bodies.

    October 19, 2021
  2. B.C. Investing in Renewable Gas Capture at Vancouver Landfill
    The Province is investing $4.28 million to expand the Vancouver landfill's gas-capture system through the CleanBC Industry Fund, with matching funds from the City of Vancouver.

    October 19, 2021
  3. Penticton Partners with Downtown Penticton Association to Enhance Downtown Safety
    Supporting the strategic priority of Community Safety, Council has directed staff to provide the DPA with a $40,000 grant to fund the project costs associated with installing downtown surveillance cameras on commercial properties.

    October 15, 2021
  4. Big City Mayors Highlight Urgent Need for Climate Action, Declare Support for Cities Race to Zero Campaign
    The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Big City Mayors’ Caucus has issued a statement ahead of the United Nations climate change conference.

    October 15, 2021
  5. Saanich Launches New Pilot Program to Help More Residents Switch to e-Bikes
    Saanich is the first local government in BC to provide rebates for e-bikes aimed at helping residents switch to active and electric mobility in an effort to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions.

    October 13, 2021
  6. Communities to Benefit from Improved Services, Environmental Infrastructure
    The Province is accepting applications from local governments and First Nations for the third intake of the Environmental Quality stream, available through the federal-provincial Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Funding supports communities to build the infrastructure they need for water, wastewater, and solid waste as well as soil and air pollution remediation services.

    October 12, 2021
  7. City of Victoria Releases New Solar Rooftop Tool
    The City of Victoria has developed the Solar Rooftop Tool with support from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria to inform Victoria residents and businesses of their building’s potential to generate electricity using solar panels.

    October 8, 2021
  8. Abbotsford Allocates Over $1.3M of Federal Reaching Home Funding to Community Projects
    The City of Abbotsford has allocated over $1.3 million in funding from the Government of Canada through their Reaching Home program to projects focused on preventing and reducing homelessness in Abbotsford.

    October 8, 2021
  9. Terry Fox Tributes Unveiled at Port Coquitlam Community Centre
    The unveiling of new tributes for Terry Fox brought special meaning to the much-anticipated grand opening of the Port Coquitlam Community Centre on Saturday.

    October 7, 2021
  10. Vancouver's Legionella Prevention Program Recognized for Innovation
    In conjunction with Vancouver Coastal Health, the City of Vancouver has received the 2021 Innovation Award for Legionella prevention from the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

    October 5, 2021
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