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  • Consultation on Recycle BC’s Program Plan

    July 18, 2018

    Recycle BC is conducting a second phase of consultation on an updated product stewardship program plan for packaging and printed paper. Stakeholder feedback may be provided to Recycle BC up to September 6th, 2018.

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  • Executive Resolution on Greyhound

    July 18, 2018

    In response to the decision by Greyhound to withdraw bus service throughout BC and across the Prairies, the UBCM Executive will be bringing forward a Special Resolution to the 2018 UBCM Convention seeking provincial and federal government support to find a national transportation solution. Executive members endorsed the direction at their July 13th Executive meeting.

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  • Legislative Changes Proposed for Alternate EA Directors

    July 18, 2018

    UBCM’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Alternate ‘Unelected” Electoral Area Directors has completed its deliberations and conveyed its recommendations for legislative changes to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The Ad-Hoc Committee was established in April 2017 to discuss the issue of alternate “unelected” directors.

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  • Policing Communication Portal Launched

    July 18, 2018

    UBCM and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General have partnered to develop a local government policing communications portal. This portal is intended to provide UBCM members with broad background information regarding policing in British Columbia.

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  • Election Resources for Candidates

    July 11, 2018

    Resources for the upcoming general local elections are now available on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website. Resources for candidates include a 2018 guide; videos for those who considering running; a summary of what every candidate needs to know; and information about elections administration, voter eligibility, voting, elector organizations and endorsements.

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  • Input Sought for Convention Forums

    July 11, 2018

    Tuesday, September 11 is Forum Day at UBCM Convention. Whether you are an electoral area director, urban mayor, councillor from a small community, or from somewhere in-between, UBCM has the right forum for you. Help shape the agendas for this year's forums by emailing your topic requests by Friday, July 27.

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  • Deadline for Executive Nominations

    July 11, 2018

    The deadline for advance nominations of local elected officials to serve on UBCM’s Executive is Tuesday July 31. For information about the positions open for nomination, the procedures, Executive member responsibilities, as well as a nomination form, please see the Call for Nominations.

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  • Small, Rural and Remote Child Care Survey

    July 11, 2018

    UBCM and the CCCABC are working together to identify child care needs in small, rural and remote communities in BC. Local governments are invited to complete our survey by July 20th.

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  • Emergency Preparedness Grant Intake

    July 11, 2018

    UBCM has opened a new intake to all five funding streams within the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF). The CEPF program is open to local governments and Treaty First Nations in BC. Priority will be given to first time applicants in each stream. Program guides and application forms are now available online.

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  • Housing Needs & Rental Zoning Bulletins

    July 11, 2018

    The province has created information bulletins detailing two recent housing initiatives: housing needs reports and residential rental tenure zoning.

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