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  • Convention Registration Opens July 2

    June 24, 2015

    The 2015 Annual UBCM Convention and Tradeshow is scheduled for September 23– 25, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Registration opens on July 2 and closes on September 11.

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  • Reconciliation Dialogue Funding Announced

    June 24, 2015

    As part of National Aboriginal Day 2015, and on the heels of the June 2 release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 recommendations, the Province has announced $300,000 in funding for Reconciliation Canada’s (RC) Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop Series. These workshops began earlier this year as a RC initiative with support from the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and UBCM.

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  • Long Service Award Nominations

    June 24, 2015

    Since 1969, UBCM has presented Certificates of Appreciation to a select list of local government elected officials who have served on a Council or Board for a total of 25 years or more. In 2010, the Executive added an additional awards category recognizing local government leadership for 35+ years.

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  • Applications Invited for Climate & Energy Awards

    June 17, 2015

    Is your community a leader in community energy planning? The Community Energy Association, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Ministry of Environment - Climate Action Secretariat, BC Hydro, FortisBC and UBCM invite all local governments in British Columbia to participate in the 2015 Climate & Energy Action Awards competition. 



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  • Program Supports Dementia Workshops, Policy Development

    June 17, 2015

    Health Minister Rona Ambrose, in partnership with Alzheimer Societies across Canada, officially launched Dementia Friends Canada at the recent Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in Edmonton. Several mayors and MPs signed up as the first Dementia Friends, kick-starting the program’s goal of signing up 1 million Canadians by July 1, 2017.

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  • Electoral Area Directors’ Forum 2015 - Request for Topics

    June 10, 2015

    With the 2015 UBCM Convention quickly approaching, we would like to get your input on discussion topics for the Electoral Area Directors’ Forum. This forum will be held on Tuesday, September 22 from 9am to 12noon at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, BC.

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  • Auditor General for Local Government Review Released

    June 10, 2015

    The Government of British Columbia has released a review on the governance and operations of the Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG). Mr. Chris Trumpy conducted the review over a three-week period in March and April of this year. B.C. local governments were not consulted as part of the review.

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  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission Findings Revealed

    June 10, 2015

    On June 2, 2015, after six years of hearings and testimony, a summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report was released to the public. The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, who provided an emotional update on the TRC’s work at last year’s UBCM Convention, presented the findings, which included 94 broadly based recommendations. Several of these “Calls to Action” were directed toward local governments.

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  • Call for Nominations – UBCM Executive

    June 10, 2015

    UBCM’s 2015 Nominating Committee has been established and a Call for Nominations has been issued to local elected officials wishing to serve on the 2015-2016 UBCM Executive.

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  • Policy Update: Off-Road Vehicle Management

    June 10, 2015

    The Province continues to consult with UBCM and over 20 other provincial stakeholders as it proceeds to develop accompanying regulations for the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Act. UBCM will be holding a pre-conference session on Monday, September 21 to profile how the new Act will affect backcountry users.

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