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  • Stretch Code a Step in the Right Direction

    September 29, 2016

    The BC government’s proposed Stretch (or Step) Code will give local governments and builders more tools and opportunities to accelerate energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions in the built environment.

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  • 2016 UBCM Community Excellence Awards Winners

    September 29, 2016

    The Union of British Columbia Municipalities presented its 2016 Community Excellence Awards this morning at the UBCM's 113th annual Convention in Victoria.

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  • Horgan Focused on Transit Funding, Gaming Grants

    September 29, 2016

    Opposition leader John Horgan reminded delegates that a New Democrat government would reduce Metro Vancouver’s share of transit infrastructure funding 10% from 17% in his address Thursday.

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  • Richmond Praises Federal, Provincial Partnerships

    September 28, 2016

    Recent federal and provincial efforts to support local government were acknowledged by UBCM President Al Richmond in his address Wednesday.

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  • Building your Creative Economy

    September 28, 2016

    On Wednesday, delegates learned from local government and community representatives about the social and economic value of growing BC’s creative economy.

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  • Greens will ban big money

    September 28, 2016

    New BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver declared his party would no longer accept corporate or union donations, choosing to lead by example to begin to rebuild the public’s trust in political parties.

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  • Keynote Praises Courageous Leadership

    September 28, 2016

    At Wednesday’s keynote address, Dr. Samantha Nutt provided a powerful message to UBCM delegates on the theme of this year’s Convention: Stronger Together.

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  • FCM Addresses Delegates

    September 28, 2016

    In the annual FCM address to UBCM delegates, FCM President Clark Somerville spoke to the similarities between both organizations and the vital role that local governments play in Canada’s growth and development.

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  • Valuing Natural Assets

    September 28, 2016

    An innovative approach to valuing a community’s natural assets promises to reduce service delivery costs while increasing other public benefits, participants at a clinic heard Wednesday.

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  • Clark Commits to Provincial Infrastructure Share

    September 28, 2016

    The Province of British Columbia will be sustaining its commitment to funding a one-third share in the delivery of the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Premier Christy Clark shared this news in her keynote address to delegates on Wednesday. UBCM has been advocating for the province to retain its commitment in light of reductions in other provinces and territories.

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