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  • Local FireSmart Representative Workshops

    September 19, 2018

    The BC FireSmart Committee, in partnership with FireSmart Canada, is offering six Local FireSmart Representative workshops across B.C. between October 2018 and March 2019. These workshops will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to help protect their communities from wildfire by implementing local FireSmart initiatives.

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  • New Funding Programs

    September 19, 2018

    Several new grant programs were announced last week at the UBCM Convention, including funding for child care, wildfire prevention and seniors’ safety and wellness that will be administered entirely or in part by UBCM.

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  • Convention Evaluation

    September 14, 2018

    Your opinion matters to us! Please take a few minutes to fill out the UBCM Convention evaluation by Friday, September 28. All completed surveys will be entered into a draw to win an Apple Watch in Silver Aluminum ($399).

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  • Wilkinson Pledges Flipping Tax Bill

    September 13, 2018

    In his first address to the UBCM Convention as Opposition Leader, BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson pledged that his party would work in partnership with local government.

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  • Professional Reliance Review

    September 13, 2018

    Thursday morning, UBCM delegates were given an update on a year and half long independent assessment of public confidence in qualified professionals (QP’s) working in the natural resource sector. The Professional Reliance Review resulted in 121 recommendations to improve the professional, technical and ethical standards that are applied to private sector QP’s and their self-governing professional organizations. Government relies on these professionals and their oversight bodies to manage natural resources throughout the province.

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  • Social Media and Democracy

    September 13, 2018

    The growing influence of social media, what it is doing to democracy and how it can be used to better serve local government constituents was explored by Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore in a clinic Thursday.

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  • Infrastructure, Housing Highlight Minister’s Address

    September 12, 2018

    New investments in community infrastructure, a development approval process review to remove barriers to building the affordable housing that people need, new housing funding opportunities for local governments and First Nations, and the success of the Province’s Building BC: Rapid Response to Homeless Program were highlighted in Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson’s address to UBCM delegates today.

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  • Taking Action on Housing Affordability

    September 12, 2018

    UBCM President Wendy Booth updated delegates on UBCM’s advocacy, program delivery and collaboration with the Province during an address Wednesday.

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  • Implementing Codes of Conduct

    September 12, 2018

    Convention delegates considered ways councils and boards might effectively implement codes of conduct in a clinic Wednesday. Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall and Fraser Valley Regional District CAO Paul Gipps emphasized that the very process of developing codes of conduct helps to build cohesion and a common understanding among councils and boards.

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  • Partnerships Responding to the Opioid Crisis

    September 12, 2018

    Delegates explored new partnerships that have been developed to respond to the challenges posed by the opioid crisis. These approaches focus on the need to eliminate the stigma associated with drug addiction and the development of deeper understanding of addiction as primarily a health issue.

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