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  1. Squamish and Whistler Recognized as Climate Action Game-Changers
    The District of Squamish and the Resort Municipality of Whistler are collaborating on a new project to lower embodied emissions in new construction and develop an Embodied Carbon guide for BC Municipalities. This project is being recognized as a potential "game-changer" by the Community Energy Association.

    September 23, 2021
  2. West Kelowna Council Celebrates Wheels in Motion at New Skatepark
    On September 22, members of West Kelowna Council, together with community partners Westbank First Nation and Okanagan Regional Library, marked the opening of the new Skatepark at Memorial Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

    September 23, 2021
  3. New Water Treatment Facility Complete, Providing High Quality Drinking Water to Comox Valley Residents
    Fresh, filtered and fully disinfected drinking water is now flowing to 50,000 residents in the Comox Valley. The $126-million system was constructed by AECON Water Infrastructure and includes a new water intake in Comox Lake, lakeshore pump station, transmission lines and treatment plant.

    September 22, 2021
  4. City of Fernie and CUPE Local 2093 Ratify New Collective Agreement
    This four-year contract offers wage increases between 2% and 2.5% each year to all members, improved benefits for employees, and flexibility to support providing services to the community including much improved weekend service.

    September 20, 2021
  5. Comox Valley Regional District to Support Development of Housing Units for Indigenous Elders and Singles
    The Comox Valley Regional District has provided $70,000 in funding to the Wachiay Friendship Centre in support of an indigenous affordable housing project. The contribution from the CVRD’s Homelessness Supports Service will assist in the development of 24 -40 studio and one bedroom units for Indigenous elders and singles located at 17th Street and McPhee Avenue in Courtenay.

    September 20, 2021
  6. Columbia-Shuswap Regional District Postpones Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Process
    In response to the most recent public health order and, following discussions with the Incorporation Advisory Committee and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District has decided to push the pause button on the Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study community engagement process. Public engagement events will be postponed in hopes of resuming in late January, 2022.

    September 20, 2021
  7. Premier Commits to Memorandum of Understanding on Local Government Finance
    Premier John Horgan has committed the provincial government to work with UBCM to establish an MOU to review the local government finance system in British Columbia.

    September 17, 2021
  8. UBCM Delegates Endorse Call to Strengthen Financial Resiliency
    The entrenched problem of local government finance has only increased since the release of UBCM’s 2013 advocacy paper "Strong Fiscal Futures", which was a blueprint for change. The UBCM Select Committee on Local Government Finance has prepared policy paper expanding on the previous work, focusing on three major cost drivers: housing, community safety and climate change.

    September 17, 2021
  9. Communities to Receive New Cycling and Walking Pathways, Connections
    Thirty-three Indigenous and local governments will receive funding for projects that align with provincial priorities to increase the number of people walking and cycling, as well as improving the safety and health of vulnerable road users, community connectivity, accessibility, tourism and climate change mitigation.

    September 17, 2021
  10. Port Coquitlam Formalizes Outdoor Space Program
    Port Coquitlam City Council has directed staff to formalize the temporary outdoor spaces initiative the City launched in May 2020, and later extended to October 2021, that allows businesses to use public rights-of-way such as streets, sidewalks, lanes and parking lots for commercial activities such as patios and product displays.

    September 17, 2021
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