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  • Deadline Approaching for Climate & Energy Action Awards

    July 15, 2015

    Local governments in British Columbia are invited to participate in the 2015 Climate & Energy Action Awards competition. 

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM July 20, 2015.

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  • New Fee Listing for Land Title and Survey Authority

    July 15, 2015

    On July 9, 2015, the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) previewed the new fee listing for its land title and survey services. The new fees will be in effect in early November 2015.

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  • BC Road Safety Strategy Launched

    July 8, 2015

    British Columbia road safety partners have taken on the challenge of improving road safety outcomes by developing the 2015 British Columbia Road Safety Strategy (BCRSS) in conjunction with the national road safety initiative.

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  • Spill Preparedness and Prevention

    July 8, 2015

    Chair Al Richmond represented the UBCM membership at the recent Clean Pacific Conference by taking part in a panel discussion on the impact of energy transport on the environment, the economy, and communities.

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  • Report on Local Elections Expense Limits

    July 8, 2015

    On June 26th, the all party Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits released its report on local elections campaign spending limits. For the most part, the Special Committee’s recommendations are in alignment with the positions put forward in UBCM’s presentation to the Committee on April 15th.

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  • Long Service Award Nominations

    June 24, 2015

    Since 1969, UBCM has presented Certificates of Appreciation to a select list of local government elected officials who have served on a Council or Board for a total of 25 years or more. In 2010, the Executive added an additional awards category recognizing local government leadership for 35+ years.

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  • Reconciliation Dialogue Funding Announced

    June 24, 2015

    As part of National Aboriginal Day 2015, and on the heels of the June 2 release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 recommendations, the Province has announced $300,000 in funding for Reconciliation Canada’s (RC) Reconciliation Dialogue Workshop Series. These workshops began earlier this year as a RC initiative with support from the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and UBCM.

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  • Convention Registration Opens July 2

    June 24, 2015

    The 2015 Annual UBCM Convention and Tradeshow is scheduled for September 23– 25, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Registration opens on July 2 and closes on September 11.

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  • Program Supports Dementia Workshops, Policy Development

    June 17, 2015

    Health Minister Rona Ambrose, in partnership with Alzheimer Societies across Canada, officially launched Dementia Friends Canada at the recent Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in Edmonton. Several mayors and MPs signed up as the first Dementia Friends, kick-starting the program’s goal of signing up 1 million Canadians by July 1, 2017.

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  • Applications Invited for Climate & Energy Awards

    June 17, 2015

    Is your community a leader in community energy planning? The Community Energy Association, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Ministry of Environment - Climate Action Secretariat, BC Hydro, FortisBC and UBCM invite all local governments in British Columbia to participate in the 2015 Climate & Energy Action Awards competition. 



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