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  1. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Extends Britannia Beach Glass Depot Pilot Project
    A pilot program aimed at reducing the amount of glass that ends up in the Squamish landfill has been extended in the community of Britannia Beach, in Electoral Area D of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.

    October 5, 2021
  2. Central Saanich Receives Budget Award
    The District of Central Saanich has received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 2020 Financial Plan.

    October 5, 2021
  3. Nelson and Castlegar to Investigate Ways to Reduce Embodied Carbon in Building Sector
    Over the past three months, the Low Carbon Homes Pilot has led the region to understand better the carbon emissions produced from manufacturing the materials used in building a new home.

    October 4, 2021
  4. Fraser Valley Regional District Releases Air Quality Management Plan
    An air quality management plan is a strategic plan to protect the quality of air in the Fraser Valley to safeguard the health of citizens. The new AQMP provides an overview of air quality monitoring within the eastern portion of the Lower Fraser Airshed, summarizes current trends and pollutants of concern, and identifies key sources of these emissions. It also identifies numerous actions that will benefit the airshed, and defines performance indicators and progress reporting.

    October 1, 2021
  5. Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Nechako First Nations Sign MOU to Rehabilitate Nechako River
    The MOU commits the parties to work together to restore the health of the Nechako River, its affected tributaries and its fish populations, with a particular focus on sturgeon and salmon populations that are on the precipice of extinction. It also calls for more natural flows in the Nechako River, new stewardship projects and a new governance regime to replace the one established in 1987, which excludes the Nechako First Nations and the Regional District and is widely understood to have contributed to the decline of the Nechako River.

    September 29, 2021
  6. Nanaimo City Workers' Rescue of Elderly Couple from Fire was Group Effort, Says CUPE 401 Member
    Last week, two unnamed City of Nanaimo workers and a contractor were praised in media reports for their heroic efforts in saving an elderly couple who were trapped inside their burning home. But one of those workers says there were two others involved in the rescue that those reports failed to mention, both equally deserving of credit.

    September 29, 2021
  7. Richmond Adopts Bylaw 10000 to Ban Single-Use Plastic
    The bylaw will ban foam food service ware, plastic straws and plastic checkout bags starting March 27, 2022. The new ban affects all businesses operating in Richmond and is consistent with bylaws in other communities, as well as regulations being developed by the federal and provincial governments.

    September 29, 2021
  8. FCM: Municipal Leaders Ready to Work With New Federal Government to Build Canada's Recovery
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities President Joanne Vanderheyden issued a post-election statement at the conclusion of the September 20-24 online meeting of FCM’s Board of Directors.

    September 27, 2021
  9. Penticton Launches New Digital Tasting Room Maps in Support of Local Businesses
    As part of its ongoing Love Local initiative, the City of Penticton’s Economic Development department has created digital Tasting Room maps highlighting the 41 wineries, craft breweries, cideries and distilleries located throughout the city.

    September 24, 2021
  10. Ladysmith Storybook Walk Pilot Program Extended Until Year End
    Since launching on Family Day last February as a pilot program between the Town of Ladysmith and the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association, the highly successful community-based initiative promoting literacy and physical literacy has inspired hundreds of participants.

    September 23, 2021
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