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  1. Province Approves Local Bans, Takes Action on Plastics
    The Province is moving to approve bylaws banning single-use plastics for the municipalities of Richmond, Victoria, Saanich, Tofino and Ucluelet, clearing the way for those communities to implement their bans. The Province will also consider other bylaws as they are submitted.

    September 14, 2020
  2. Province Partners with Huu-ay-aht First Nations to Improve Bamfield Road Safety
    The total cost of the three-year upgrade project is estimated at $30.7 million. The Province will contribute $25.7 million to the project. Huu-ay-aht will contribute the additional $5 million for the project and manage the project with technical support from the consulting firm Urban Systems. Huu-ay-aht will also provide in-kind resources, including gravel from gravel pits on their treaty lands, which are expected to result in significant cost savings for the project.

    September 14, 2020
  3. Business Toolbox Helps Grow Resilience and Investment in Langley Township
    As a comprehensive “how to” guide on starting a business, the toolbox combines data and statistics with local information that gives site selectors, prospective investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs everything they need to put their plans into action.

    September 11, 2020
  4. FCM Urges Rapid Housing Solutions Amid Pandemic
    As the COVID-19 pandemic compounds Canada’s ongoing housing crisis, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities is proposing a federal initiative and partnership to rapidly re-purpose on-sale private buildings as permanent, non-profit housing for vulnerable Canadians.

    September 11, 2020
  5. Port Moody Donates Retired 1995 Spartan Fire Engine to Seton Valley Volunteer Firefighters
    The engine will replace a 1948 vehicle used for more than 20 years by the Seton Valley Volunteer Fire Department, which serves the communities of Seton Portage, Tsal’alh, and Ohin.

    September 11, 2020
  6. Whistler Celebrates 45th Anniversary With a New Vision
    The Resort Municipality of Whistler celebrates its 45th anniversary this year with a historic agreement that changes the economic landscape for the municipality and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Líl̓wat Nations as they move towards reconciliation.

    September 10, 2020
  7. Port Alberni to Co-Exist with Beavers
    Flow devices will benefit ecosystems and wildlife, while reducing long term costs.

    September 10, 2020
  8. Streets for People in 2020 Reallocates and Activates Road Space in New Westminster
    Streets for People in 2020 will support more walking, wheeling, and biking while providing space for people to safely stay active outdoors in the midst of COVID-19.

    September 10, 2020
  9. City of Campbell River Wins Award for 2018 Annual Report
    Campbell River’s 2017 and 2018 Annual Report were recognized with an international award for financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for detailed fiscal analysis.

    September 3, 2020
  10. 92% of TransLink Customers Now Wearing Masks
    TransLink is thanking customers for complying with its mandatory mask policy, with new spot check figures showing around 92% of customers are now wearing masks on board transit vehicles. This comes just over a week after the new policy came into effect.

    September 3, 2020
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