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  • Executive Meeting Summary

    July 30, 2014

    The UBCM Executive and its sub-committees met in Richmond on July 16-18. The annual July meeting marks the Secretariat’s report out on a number of year end matters, including adoption of year-end financial statements and adoption of the preliminary budget and work plan for 2014-2015. Executive also reviewed 159 member resolutions submitted for consideration at the 2014 Convention.

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  • Picture BC Shifting to Provincial Flickr Site

    July 30, 2014

    An online database that provides free photos of BC communities is moving to a new home. At its recent meeting, UBCM Executive decided to close Picture BC and transfer its photos to the Province of BC. The photos will continue to be made available to the public free of charge through the Province’s Flickr account.

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  • Nominations open for Wood Works! BC Awards

    July 30, 2014

    This year marks the 10th year Wood WORKS! BC will recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of communities that have built projects using wood. The Community Recognition Awards are presented annually to communities that have specified the use of wood in a local project.

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  • For Council & Board Agendas: What’s Top of Mind for Tuesday Forums?

    July 23, 2014

    Send UBCM staff your topic requests for the Tuesday Forums – deadline Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

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  • Advance Nominations Deadline for UBCM Executive – July 31, 2014

    July 23, 2014

    Interested in running for a position on the UBCM Executive? On June 10th, the Nominating Committee issued its Call for Nominations.

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  • Questions About Upcoming Local Government Elections?

    July 23, 2014

    The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA) came into force on May 29, 2014 to increase local elections campaign financing and election advertising accountability, transparency, compliance and enforcement. Candidates for local elections must now comply...

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  • Province Moves Forward With Building Code

    July 23, 2014

    New legislation to govern building regulation is currently being developed by the Province. Given the potential impact on local government operations, the Executive has authorized UBCM staff to participate in the legislative process that is underway.

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  • Executive Monitors PPP Program Implementation

    July 23, 2014

    As part of its ongoing monitoring of the implementation of the packaging and printed paper (PPP) stewardship program, the Executive met with delegations from the Ministry of Environment and Multi-Materials BC (MMBC) at its July Executive meeting.

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  • UBCM Conducts Annual Member Visits

    July 23, 2014

    UBCM staff fanned out over the province in the Spring as part of their annual member visits.

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  • Funding and Resources Update

    July 9, 2014

    This monthly update indicates upcoming UBCM funding program deadlines and provides links to other resources of interest to local governments, First Nations and community organizations.

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