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  • Community to Community Forum Intake Announced

    September 2, 2015

    The Fall intake for the 2015/16 Regional Community to Community (C2C) Forum is now open. First Nations and local governments may apply for up to $5,000 in matching funds to bring together elected officials from neighbouring communities to discuss common goals and pursue opportunities for joint action.

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  • Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Now Available

    September 2, 2015

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recently released “Calls to Action” document urges all levels of government to provide skills-based intercultural competency training to public servants. The UBCM First Nations Relations Committee has been working with the Provincial Health Services Authority in BC since February 2015 to provide an Indigenous Cultural Competency (ICC) Training module for BC elected officials and local government staff. The pilot cohort will begin on September 28.

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  • 2015 Affordable Housing Series

    September 2, 2015

    The second webinar in the 2015 Affordable Market Housing Webinar Series will be held on September 24th. The Calgary based non-profit organization, Attainable Homes, will discuss how entry-level homebuyers can achieve home ownership.

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  • Animals in Overheated Vehicles Survey

    September 2, 2015

    At the 2014 UBCM Convention, a resolution was passed requesting government action to enable local governments to enact bylaws allowing rescue of dogs left in overheated vehicles. In a recent Government of British Columbia news release, the Province has committed to reviewing and discussing the issue.

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  • Funding & Resources Update

    September 2, 2015

    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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  • Deadline Nearing to Submit RCMP Contract Feedback

    September 2, 2015

    In March 2012, the Province and the federal government signed the current 20-year RCMP contract. It calls for a review of substantive matters at five-year intervals. While the five-year period ends in April 2017, issues that local governments wish to submit to the Province for consideration as part of that review must be submitted well in advance.

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  • Nominations Open for Energy Efficiency Working Group

    August 26, 2015

    UBCM has been invited to participate in a provincial working group on energy efficiency requirements for large and complex buildings (‘Part 3’ buildings in the BC Building Code). Three representatives and three alternates can be nominated to join the working group.

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  • C2C Forums: Relationships and Reconciliation

    August 26, 2015

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s “Calls to Action” document, released in June of this year, identifies specific, practical steps to repair the relationship between Aboriginal people and the rest of Canada. UBCM’s Regional Community to Community (C2C) Forum program provides assistance to help build strong foundations for such relationships here in B.C.

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  • Climate Leadership Plan Deadline Extended

    August 26, 2015

    The Province is currently developing a new Climate Leadership Plan to move forward with provincial climate action commitments. Individuals and organizations wishing to provide written submissions about their vision for BC’s new climate action plan now have until Monday, September 14, 2015 to offer input.

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  • Resolutions, Nominations, Annual Report Online

    August 19, 2015

    The 2015 UBCM Annual Report and Resolutions Book, as well as the Nominating Committee Report, are now available online.

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