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  • StewardChoice Holds Consultation Sessions on PPP Plan

    August 20, 2014

    In addition to posting a draft stewardship plan for packaging and printed paper recycling services StewardChoice will be hosting two public consultation sessions.

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  • Resource Outlines Competencies for First Nations Relations

    August 20, 2014

    The BC Public Service, in an effort to improve how public service employees relate and interact with Aboriginal customers and partners, has introduced the Aboriginal Relations Behavioural Competencies.

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  • Building Energy Benchmarking Webinar

    August 20, 2014

    The City of Vancouver is hosting a one-hour webinar to explain the value of "building energy benchmarking" as a step toward implementing a climate change action plan for buildings (community and private buildings).

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  • Community Health Profiles

    August 20, 2014

    The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) recently released BC Community Health Profiles – documents that provide local level data for use by health authorities, local governments, and other stakeholders. There are profiles available for 130 incorporated municipalities online

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  • 2014 Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Funding

    August 20, 2014

    Funding is now available for the 2014 Provincial Wood Stove Exchange program. Proposals are being accepted for organizations interested in implementing an exchange program. The deadline for proposals is September 10, 2014.

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  • Zeballos Mayor Dies

    August 13, 2014

    Ted Lewis, Mayor of Zeballos and a Strathcona Regional District Director died August 5, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. Mr. Lewis was 58 years old.

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  • Tank Car Consultation

    August 13, 2014

    Transport Canada has launched a stakeholder consultation on a proposal for a new class of tank cars for flammable liquids shipped by rail. This proposal builds upon the decision made earlier this year to phase-out by May 1, 2017, the DOT – 111 cars built prior to 2011. It also would require all tank cars used to ship flammable liquids in Canada to eventually meet the new tank car design being proposed.

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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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