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  1. Whistler Announces Waste Reduction Bylaw Changes and Public Education Events
    A variety of waste reduction initiatives are being introduced by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), including an update to the waste management bylaw. All commercial and strata companies are now required to implement multi stream waste systems (recycling, organic material, and landfill waste).

    October 4, 2017
  2. Unionized Employees Ratify New Agreement with City of Prince George
    The City of Prince George and the unionized employees of CUPE Local 1048 and CUPE Local 399 have ratified a new four-year collective agreement The agreement, which was approved by Council prior to a vote last week by membership, covers nearly 600 City staff.

    October 2, 2017
  3. Regional District of East Kootenay Director Acclaimed as President of UBCM
    The Regional District of East Kootenay's Electoral Area F Director Wendy Booth has been acclaimed as the Union of BC Municipalities President.

    October 2, 2017
  4. Colwood and View Royal Working on Rapid Transit Plan for Island Highway
    The City of Colwood and the Town of View Royal are working with BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission to develop concepts and cost estimates for a rapid transit corridor along the Island Highway.

    October 2, 2017
  5. UBCM Community Excellence Award Winners
    Local governments were recognized for innovative approaches to service delivery in an awards ceremony at the 2017 UBCM Convention Thursday, September 29th.

    September 29, 2017
  6. Capital Regional District Chair Sends Letter to Honourable Farnworth and Honourable Eby on Interval-Based Cameras
    CRD Board Chair Barbara Desjardins has sent the following letter to the Honourable Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Honourable David Eby, Q.C., Attorney General, on the subject of a pilot study of interval-based speed enforcement on Trans Canada Highway #1, Vancouver Island.

    September 29, 2017
  7. BC Local Governments Recognized for Leadership in Wood Design and Building at 2017 Union of BC Municipalities Convention
    Six local governments were recognized at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention today in Vancouver for their leadership in the use of wood both architecturally and structurally in their community projects.

    September 27, 2017
  8. Local Governments, Stakeholders Discuss Cannabis Legalization
    Delegates examined the potential impacts of legalization on local governments, as well as next steps in the development of a 'made in BC' approach during a policy session on Monday, September 25th.

    September 27, 2017
  9. New Database Reveals Secrets of Richmond's Place Names
    A new addition to the City of Richmond's website is uncovering the stories behind the names of nearly 500 local landmarks.

    September 27, 2017
  10. Central Okanagan Regional District to Test Bulky Collections Pilot Project
    Over 500 residents in the Central Okanagan will learn this week they've been chosen to test a new Bulky Item pickup program for unwanted household items. And if you've been picked to be part of this pilot project, you'll be able to start putting your unwanted bulky household stuff out at the curb in a few weeks.

    September 27, 2017
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