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  • Speakers Confirmed for 2015 Elected Officials Seminars

    November 26, 2014

    LGLA has a host of top-notch speakers lined up for the 2015 Elected Officials Seminars. George Abbott, former provincial minister and municipal leader, will address delegates at seven of our eight seminars. George Cuff, local government leadership expert and author of the unparalleled Cuff’s Guide for Municipal Leaders will address delegates attending the AKBLG communities’ seminar.

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  • Call for Applicants: Seniors Council

    November 26, 2014

    The Office of the Seniors Advocate is setting up a council of advisers, and is seeking applicants.

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  • Comment Deadline Extended for Soil Relocation & Site Profile Process

    November 26, 2014

    Discussions on changes to British Columbia’s legal regime for soil relocation and site profiles continue.

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  • Develop with Care 2014: Environmental Guidelines for Land Development in BC

    November 26, 2014

    A comprehensive guide to maintaining environmental values during the development of urban and rural lands is now available online. Develop with Care 2014: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia has been prepared for use by local governments, the development community, landowners and environmental organizations.

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  • Upcoming Changes in Liquor Policy

    November 26, 2014

    The Province has announced three major changes in provincial liquor policy. On April 1, 2015 liquor sales will be allowed in select grocery stores, government liquor store operations will be expanded, and a new pricing model will be introduced for the sale of liquor/beer products.

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  • 2015 Elected Officials Seminars Registration Open

    November 19, 2014

    Registration for the 2015 Local Government Leadership Academy (LGLA) Elected Officials Seminars (EOS) for newly elected and returning elected officials is now open. Eight seminars will be held in January and February 2015 – for small and large communities, electoral areas and in each of the five main regions of the province.

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  • 2014 Vote Brings New Voices to Local Leadership

    November 19, 2014

    Each local government general election brings considerable change to the composition of Councils and Boards. The 2014 local government general election was notable, though, for a significant increase in the percentage of elected Mayors, Councillors and Directors with no prior experience in government.

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  • Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Consultation

    November 19, 2014

    Transport Canada is considering changes to the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals regulations in an effort to update requirements to reflect new international standards; respond to technical issues raised by stakeholders; and to make minor adjustments to the regulation.

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  • Oil Spill Council Seeks New Members

    November 19, 2014

    Interested UBCM members are invited to apply for a seat on Transport Canada’s Pacific Regional Advisory Council (PRAC) on Oil Spill Preparedness and Response.

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  • Webinar: Engaging Neighbourhoods on Affordable Market Housing

    November 19, 2014

    Communities throughout B.C. experiencing population growth are increasingly seeking to reinvest in existing neighbourhoods and infrastructure.  Learn how an innovative online tool, PlaceSpeak, offers new options for building trust and transparency through public engagement, and how a developer works to balance the creation of affordable housing while respecting community interests.

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