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  • UBCM President Meets with Expense Limits Committee

    April 14, 2015

    President Dhaliwal reiterated UBCM’s support for the establishment of local election expense limits at his presentation today to the Special Committee responsible for setting those limits, but cautioned the Committee to ensure that their recommendations are reflective of the current 2014 election data.

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  • Gas Tax and Asset Management Workshops Conclude

    April 14, 2015

    UBCM staff completed a series of workshops in March and April across the province on the renewed Gas Tax Fund and Asset Management in BC.

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  • $1.24 Million Available for Community Energy Leadership

    April 14, 2015

    The Ministry of Energy and Mines, on behalf of its provincial partners, has posted a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to B.C. local governments and First Nations to determine the level of interest in, and eligibility for, a potential Call for Applications under the newly created Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP).

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  • Community Energy Planning Workshop

    April 14, 2015

    The Community Energy Association, QUEST and Sustainable Prosperity, are pleased to invite you to participate in a free Community Energy Planning Friday June 19th, 2015 in Prince George, British Columbia.

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  • Funding & Resources Update April 2015

    April 1, 2015

    Each month we provide an update on application and final report deadlines for UBCM funding programs, and information on other programs or resources that may be of interest to local governments and First Nations.

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  • Funding Available for Improving Accessibility

    April 1, 2015

    The federal Enabling Accessibility Fund is currently receiving applications from local governments for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. The deadline for applications is April 27, 2015.

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  • Sneak It In Week

    April 1, 2015

    Sneak It In Week runs from April 7-11 and encourages all employees to become more physically active throughout their workday. The Ministry of Health’s ‘Healthy Families BC’ (HFBC) and ParticipACTION encourage organizations to shift the focus of health promotion to their own staff, even if just for 10 minutes a day.

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  • Hearings Announced on Setting Local Election Expense Limits

    March 25, 2015

    Members of the Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits will be hosting public hearings in eight communities to seek feedback on setting expense limits for local election candidates as well as third party advertisers. UBCM will be preparing a submission on behalf of the membership in the coming weeks.

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  • Additional Wildfire Prevention Funding Announced

    March 25, 2015

    The B.C. government will provide an additional $5 million to the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative, Forests Minister Steve Thomson announced last week. The funding will support First Nations and local governments undertake forest fuel management prescriptions and treatment projects. Reducing fuel loads in interface areas, where urban developments border forests and grasslands, is a proven method of lowering the threat of damaging wildfires.

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  • Deadline Approaching for Urban Deer Recommendations

    March 25, 2015

    Draft urban deer recommendations were circulated to the affected communities in early March. Communities are invited to provide feedback to UBCM by April 5. If other members wish to receive and comment on the draft recommendations, please contact UBCM at 604 270 8226.

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