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  1. Statement from BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus on Meetings with the Province to Develop Complex Care Housing Pilot
    The B.C. Urban Mayors' Caucus released a statement following meetings last week with Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing David Eby and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson to discuss strengthening mental health and substance use supports in the face of the ongoing homelessness and opioid crises.

    February 1, 2021
  2. Comox Valley Regional District Adopts Statement of Reconciliation; Encourages Federal Follow-Through on UNDRIP
    Comox Valley Regional District has adopted a statement of reconciliation that will continue to guide the CVRD’s work with Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.

    January 29, 2021
  3. Richmond Bans Rodenticides on City-Owned Property
    The ban will see a one-year pilot project evaluate the impact of the ban on the rodent population as well as other wildlife, some of which are negatively affected by the use of poison.

    January 29, 2021
  4. North Okanagan Electoral Areas B and C Retain BX Ranchlands
    The 137-acre parcel is within the agricultural land reserve, meaning that it could be used as an agricultural park or a space for farming education. With the land now owned by the two electoral areas, discussions can begin on how the space can be used.

    January 29, 2021
  5. Port Coquitlam Strengthens Smoking Bylaws
    The City's amended Smoking Control Bylaw will aim to reduce public exposure to second-hand smoke and vaping within 7.5 metres (about 25 feet) of crosswalks, inside or within 7.5 metres of businesses or any building accessed by the public, in more public spaces, and in vehicles used as taxis, ride-hailing services or to transport minors.

    January 29, 2021
  6. Colubmia Shuswap Regional District Adopts Anti-Racial Discrimination and Anti-Racism Policy
    The CSRD already has policies that adhere to the BC Human Rights Code, as well as Respectful Workplace, Bullying and Harassment and Complaint Resolution policies. This new policy has been added to reinforce the CSRD’s commitment to conducting its day-to-day operations and governance in an anti-discriminatory and anti-racist manner.

    January 29, 2021
  7. West Kelowna Awards City Hall Design Contract; Establishes Equity Partnership with Regional Library
    The West Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library has been in its current leased location for more than 25 years; and, the City’s administration has been operating in many temporary facilities for more than 13 years. The synergies involved in the City and the Okanagan Regional Library working together on a multi-use facility will be an affordable asset that serves the Greater Westside community.

    January 29, 2021
  8. Emergency Situation Prompts Temporary Closure of Rossland City Hall
    The RCMP have arrested a man, armed with a bow and arrow, who allegedly pushed his way past staff through a back door at Rossland City Hall on the morning of January 26th.

    January 27, 2021
  9. Northern Rockies 9-1-1 Goes Live
    After rigorous testing, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is pleased to announce that 9-1-1 call service is fully activated. Residents can now dial 9-1-1 to access police, ambulance or fire services in emergency situations using mobile and landline phones.

    January 27, 2021
  10. Northern Rockies Logs to Benefit Northern Rockies Economy
    Recent forest industry announcements show real promise for the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, with the potential to drive economic recovery in a community where the decline has been the reality for more than a decade.

    January 27, 2021
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