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  • Assessing Asset Management

    May 18, 2016

    An Assessment on Asset Management form is now available for local governments. Completion of this form is required as a component of the local government commitment to show progress in asset management under the federal Gas Tax Agreement.

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  • Stats for Local Government

    May 18, 2016

    Do you have a question for Statistics Canada…about Canada, your city or your community? Statistics Canada is inviting local governments to submit questions to better assess the information needs of British Columbia’s communities and regions.

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  • Input Sought on Solid Waste Management

    May 18, 2016

    The Ministry of Environment is seeking comments on the draft Guide to Solid Waste Management Planning (Guide). When finalized, the Guide will replace the 1994 version and will provide guidance on solid waste management planning.

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  • Representatives Needed for Urban Deer Committee

    May 18, 2016

    UBCM is calling for expressions of interest from local government representatives who wish to sit on the Province’s new Provincial Urban Deer Advisory Committee.

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  • Gas Tax Annual Expenditure Reports Due June 1

    May 18, 2016

    The deadline for local government annual expenditure reports for the federal Gas Tax Fund is June 1, 2016.

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  • Province Responds to 2015 UBCM Resolutions

    May 13, 2016

    The provincial response package to the resolutions from the 2015 UBCM Convention, along with Minister Peter Fassbender’s letter of conveyance, is now available.

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  • 2016 Province-wide C2C Forum

    May 11, 2016

    Planning is underway for the sixth Province-wide Community to Community (PC2C) Forum, jointly organized by the First Nations Summit and UBCM. The forum is designed to bring together First Nation and local government elected officials and senior staff to encourage dialogue and understand areas of common responsibility and mutual concern. The Forum will be held October 18, 2016 at the Musqueam Community Centre.

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  • Working Through Conflict in Public Engagement

    May 11, 2016

    The Local Government Leadership Academy together with the Civic Engage team at Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue is offering a free webinar that will explore how elected officials and senior staff can engage the public in values- and interest-based dialogue to enable collaboration for solutions that are owned and supported by the community. The webinar will be held May 31 at 10:30 am.

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  • Conflict of Interest Exceptions Regulations

    May 4, 2016

    The Province has approved regulations that will allow elected local government officials to be appointed by their local government to serve on certain society or corporate boards, without risk of disqualification based on financial conflict of interest. The regulations respond to the 2013 BC Court of Appeal Schlenker vs Torgrimson decision and its impact on local government decision making; as well as addressing UBCM’s resolution asking for a remedy to that conflict of interest situation.

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  • Community Paramedicine Expands in BC

    May 4, 2016

    Health Minister Terry Lake has announced the initial 73 rural and remote BC communities that will welcome community paramedicine, a program offering residents enhanced health services and paramedics more opportunities to provide patient care.

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