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  1. City of Armstrong Receives SILGA Environmental Sustainability Award
    Key among the initiatives recognized is the Meighan Creek Diversion project, a vital part of ongoing flood mitigation efforts. By constructing a stormwater bypass and implementing new culvert sections, Armstrong has bolstered its resilience against annual flooding and extreme rain events, safeguarding both property and community members.

    May 8, 2024
  2. New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services Expand Scope of Practice
    Under the new scope of practice, New Westminster firefighters will be able to assess blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and chest sounds. They will also be able to administer nitroglycerin and acetylsalicylic acid medication for emergency cardiac events, use bleeding control and pelvic binding tools for traumatic events, and have more pain control options.

    May 6, 2024
  3. District of West Vancouver Wins BCRPA Program Excellence Award for Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Program
    The program was developed in 2019 to respond to the needs of new community members and focuses on promoting and developing a newcomer’s physical fitness, social skills, and overall physical and mental well-being by providing opportunities, resources, and education to help them adapt to their new environment and cope with challenges. 

    May 3, 2024
  4. Province Takes Action to Strengthen Rural Southern Interior Economies
    The Government of B.C. is contributing as much as $33 million across rural areas of the province through the second intake of the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP). Communities in the southern Interior region will be receiving as much as $4 million from REDIP for 15 approved projects to help strengthen local economies.

    May 2, 2024
  5. Vancouver Leads the Development of Digital Credentials Technology with Provincial Partners to Improve Municipal Services
    In December 2023, the Province initiated a Digital Business Card pilot program for sole proprietorships. The City of Vancouver became the first municipal government to accept this credential, allowing applicants to use it when filling out applications for new business licences and as proof of business ownership.

    May 2, 2024
  6. Federal and Provincial Governments Invest in Active Transportation Infrastructure in the City of Courtenay
    The 6th Street Active Transportation Bridge project will construct a new four-meter-wide river crossing, which will create a safe and accessible alternative route that will further encourage sustainable and active commuting options for residents.

    May 1, 2024
  7. City of New Westminster Opens təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre
    The new 10,644 square metre (114,571 square foot) state-of-the-art facility is the City of New Westminster’s largest capital project to date. The combined aquatic and community centre is LEED Gold certified and is Canada’s first completed all-electric facility to achieve the Canada Green Building Council’s (CAGBC) Zero Carbon Building-Design Standard.

    April 29, 2024
  8. City of North Vancouver Approves New Economic Strategy
    This blueprint provides an overview of the City’s current economic challenges and opportunities, and outlines four pathways with clear tactics to guide City decision-making and resource allocation over the coming 5 to 10 years.

    April 26, 2024
  9. Langford Launches City Fact Check Page as a Resource for Residents
    Local governments across the country have launched similar initiatives to help ensure that the correct information is shared with residents. Cities including Prince George, Kelowna, and Welland, Ontario have all implemented this proactive communication tactic to support the dissemination of accurate information. ​​​The City will select topics based on widely discussed information that is not accurate and is causing public confusion.

    April 26, 2024
  10. As Okanagan Prepares for Second Year of Drought, Water Board Awards $350K to Water Protection Projects
    The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has awarded $350,000 to 14 projects through its annual Water Conservation and Quality Improvement Grant Program.

    April 26, 2024
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