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  1. Capilano University and District of Squamish Formalize Memorandum of Understanding
    The MoU outlines District of Squamish and CapU’s shared goals to increase opportunities for learners to access educational programs, work-integrated learning and funding for creative activity, research and scholarships, as well as professional development for faculty. The agreement also paves the way for a series of collaborations that are designed to support economic, social and cultural development in the region.

    February 9, 2024
  2. Creston and District Community Complex Receives a Solar Boost
    The Creston and District Community Complex recently installed solar panels on the roof to offset the building’s annual energy usage, with an estimated savings of $274,384 over 30 years. The solar energy produced by the array, which is up to 41,800 kWh per year, will reduce the facilities dependency on the power grid.

    February 9, 2024
  3. City of Penticton Offers Free Energy and Solar Audits for Multi-Family Buildings
    The energy assessments identify energy-saving opportunities and provide a clear understanding of the building’s energy use patterns, resulting in a report that recommends low or no-cost measures to improve energy efficiency. Stratas can then use the information in the assessment to retrofit their building for cost and energy savings. 

    February 7, 2024
  4. City of Vancouver Approves Street Cleaning Grants to Support Low-Barrier Jobs and Cleaner Streets
    Vancouver City Council has approved $2.64 million in funding for the City’s 2024 Street Cleaning Grant program. Micro-cleaning is a core component of the Street Cleaning Grant Program and involves daily collection of litter and needles on foot using brooms, shovels and wheeled carts.

    February 6, 2024
  5. City of Coquitlam Enhances Accessibility at Aquatic Facilities
    Coquitlam successfully received funding through the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Reaching Each and Every One: A Community Sport Intervention grant. A national organization, the CPRA supports municipalities to help realize the full potential of parks and recreation. 

    February 5, 2024
  6. Surrey Action Plan Aims to Increase New Housing by 27.8%
    The City of Surrey is launching a three-year Action Plan to address the delivery of housing and support affordable housing projects that aims to increase the number of new housing units delivered by 27.8%, to an average 4,283 issued dwellings per year.

    February 2, 2024
  7. CRD and Pacheedaht First Nation Sign Memorandum of Understanding
    By outlining priority topics for collaboration and principles for working together, this MOU will directly support the creation of new processes for respectful and reciprocal government-to-government decision-making.

    January 31, 2024
  8. Saanich Launches Tax Exemption Program to Encourage Building Electrification
    The program, a first of its kind in B.C., supports Saanich’s climate goals and incentivizes the replacement of fossil-fuel (i.e. natural gas) space heating and domestic hot water systems with electric systems. By undertaking an eligible upgrade, owners of multi-unit residential buildings — including condominium stratas and rental apartment buildings — can receive a municipal tax exemption of up to 100% of project costs, after accounting for other rebates, for a maximum of 10 years.

    January 30, 2024
  9. B.C., Nanaimo Collaborate to Address Homelessness
    Through the MOU, the city has committed to bring forward available land and expedite land-use decisions for new shelter and supportive housing projects with the Province, through BC Housing.

    January 30, 2024
  10. Secondary Suite Program Expands, Adds Housing in 16 Regional Districts
    Sixteen of B.C.’s 27 regional districts have the necessary building bylaws, and building-permit and inspection services across their electoral areas that make them eligible for the SSIP pilot.

    January 30, 2024
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