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  • Improving Forest Policy Decision-Making

    December 7, 2016

    UBCM’s Community Economic Development Committee is pleased to release its Summary Document of the round table discussions from the forest policy decision-making session that was held at the 2016 UBCM Convention.

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  • Funding & Resources Update

    December 7, 2016

    Each month we provide an update on 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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  • The Power of Storytelling

    December 7, 2016

    The driest subjects can hold people rapt when we present them in the form of a story. Join master storyteller Richard Wagamese at the 2017 LGLA Leadership Forum where he will speak about The Power of Storytelling.

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  • Commission on Tax Competitiveness Report

    December 7, 2016

    A Provincial commission has released a report aimed at improving business tax competitiveness in British Columbia. The Commission on Tax Competiveness has delivered four recommendations to the Province, one of which addresses the issue of industrial taxation.

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  • Representatives Sought for Climate Action Working Groups

    December 1, 2016

    UBCM is seeking local government representatives to participate in three new climate action working groups to be established under the joint UBCM-Provincial Green Communities Committee (GCC). The three working groups will provide advice to the GCC on practical actions and strategies that local governments can take in land-use, adaptation, and green infrastructure and services.

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  • UBCM Members Favour Tiered Auxiliary Constable Program

    November 30, 2016

    UBCM has submitted feedback to the Province and RCMP that indicates many of its members prefer a three tiered Auxiliary Constable Program (ACP), whereby each tier would have specific training and experience prerequisites for interested Auxiliary Constables (ACs). The feedback is based on the options for change listed in a recent RCMP report, RCMP Auxiliary Constable Program: Review of Activities and the Way Forward.

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  • Highlights of the November Executive Meeting

    November 30, 2016

    UBCM Executive held their quarterly board meeting on November 17-18 2016. Seven committees met to confirm work plans; Executive members adopted their goals and priorities; an orientation session was held and a delegation was received from the Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community Sport and Cultural Development.

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  • Conversation on Trapping

    November 30, 2016

    Staff at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources (FLNRO) would like to engage with interested local governments to discuss challenges and potential solutions surrounding wildlife trapping in communities. Interested local government officials are invited to contact UBCM to be added as participants for a conference call early in the new-year.

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  • Electoral Area Directors Forum

    November 30, 2016

    Electoral Area Directors and regional district staff are invited to attend the annual Forum on January 31 - February 1, 2017 in Richmond, BC. The deadline for registration is January 2, 2017.

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  • 2016 Convention Breaks Attendance Record

    November 30, 2016

    The 2016 Convention drew 2,080 delegates, the highest attendance ever for a UBCM annual meeting. Thank you to all delegates who shared evaluations – here are the top-rated sessions from this year’s meeting.

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