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  1. City of Burnaby Launching Non-Emergency Call Centre to Improve Wait Times
    The new call centre launched on October 16, with City staff responding to calls from residents from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm—when most non-emergency calls in Burnaby are made.

    October 17, 2023
  2. Legislation Improves Process for Changes to Police of Jurisdiction
    The legislation also contains provisions that provide clarity and finality to the people of Surrey regarding their ongoing transition by specifying that the City of Surrey must provide policing services through a municipal police department, giving the minister the authority to cancel the existing agreement between the Province and the City of Surrey for the RCMP’s services and providing government the ability to appoint an administrator to assume the functions of the Surrey Police Board to manage the Surrey Police Service.

    October 16, 2023
  3. Legislation Introduced to Rein in Short-Term Rentals, Deliver More Homes for People
    The short-term rental market in B.C. is dominated by a small segment of profit-driven operators. Research from McGill University shows the top 10% of hosts earn nearly half of all revenue. Nearly half of all operators have multiple listings. Approximately 30 municipalities, including Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna, have introduced short-term rental bylaws and licence fees to regulate the short-term rental market. The proposed legislation builds on those bylaws and equips municipalities with more enforcement tools.

    October 16, 2023
  4. City of Nanaimo Wins IAP2 Award for Visual Engagement Used Throughout ReImagine Nanaimo
    The Core Values Awards are presented each year to give credit to the best projects in public engagement, and the Visual Engagement Award is given to a project that demonstrates the best engagement, the best materials to support informed participation, and the best report on the contributions and impact the public’s participation had on the outcome.

    October 16, 2023
  5. Over $2.6 million in Arts Funding Awarded to Local Not-for-Profit Organizations in the Capital Regional District
    Ninety-three local not-for-profit organizations received funding through the Arts & Culture Support Service’s five grant programs: Equity, IDEA (Innovate, Develop, Experiment, Access), Incubator, Project and Operating.

    October 13, 2023
  6. Province, City of Kelowna Work Together to Address Homelessness
    Through the MOU, the city commits to bring forward available land and expedite land-use decisions for new shelter and supportive-housing projects.

    October 12, 2023
  7. New Digital Building Permit Tool will Help Create More Homes Faster
    The tool is being developed through a pilot partnership between the Province, 16 local governments and one First Nations government that will implement the new digital building permit tool. The tool is expected to begin testing in partnership communities by March 2024, following which it will be expanded into other communities.

    October 10, 2023
  8. North Saanich Completes Phase 3 Construction at Jubilee Park Playground
    Completing the development of Jubilee Park and incorporating accessible and inclusive features was earmarked as a priority in the District’s 2023 Strategic Plan, and it ties in with the District’s strategic priorities of maintaining a safe, inclusive, healthy, and vibrant community, and embodying good governance principles of community engagement, accountability, leadership, impartiality, and transparency.

    October 10, 2023
  9. Grants Now Open to Promote Physical Activity Opportunities
    With funding from the ministry, the BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society (BCAHL) is administering the grant program, providing $1.5 million to local and Indigenous governments. The program focuses on local community projects that will improve equity in physical activity opportunities.

    October 5, 2023
  10. City of Nanaimo Supports Projects that Aim to Prevent Violence Among Youth
    The Nanaimo Youth Resilience Strategy outlines focus areas to prevent youth from engaging in gun and gang violence and includes the creation of safe youth gathering spaces, youth outreach, connecting youth to the land, Snawaylth (teachings), youth mentoring, enhancing existing programs, and media and communications to address discrimination and stigma against youth.

    October 4, 2023
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