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  • Cannabis Legislation Now in Force

    October 17, 2018

    Approximately 18 months after the federal government introduced legislation to legalize and regulate non-medical cannabis, the Cannabis Act is now in force. This represents a major shift in public policy, impacting local governments in areas including enforcement, land use management and administration/licensing.

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  • Age-friendly Communities Funding

    October 17, 2018

    The Ministry of Health has committed $500,000 in additional funding to the Age-Friendly Communities program. Applications will be received until November 2, 2018.

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  • In memoriam: Councillor Joe Zarowny

    October 17, 2018

    The District of Elkford Mayor, Councillors and Administration are saddened to announce the passing of Councillor Joe Zarowny on October 14, 2018 at the age of seventy-nine. Mr. Zarowny was a three-term Councillor, who was first elected to Elkford Council in 2009.

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  • Excellence in Governance

    October 17, 2018

    The Community Excellence Awards recognize local governments that exhibit excellence in meeting the purposes of local government and demonstrate successful pathways for others to follow. This week we are pleased to highlight the City of Richmond, our 2018 winner in the “governance” category, for its initiative to expand charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

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  • Applications for Urban Deer Management Funding

    October 17, 2018

    The Provincial Urban Deer Cost Share Program provides local governments or First Nations with funds to help address urban deer management challenges through operational or research projects. The program application is now available.

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  • Integration of Natural Assets

    October 17, 2018

    Healthy natural assets can provide services just like engineered assets, often at lower cost. The Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) offers tools and support so that local governments can integrate natural assets into their asset management and financial processes.

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  • Metro Vancouver Waste Conference – November 8/9

    October 17, 2018

    The 2018 Zero Waste Conference will be held in Vancouver on November 8th and 9th. The conference is a chance to hear from global thought leaders on opportunities to transition to a circular economy. Learn how businesses, communities and governments can embrace the circular economy and realize benefits.

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  • 2019 UBCM Convention Hotel Block

    October 11, 2018

    The 2019 UBCM Convention hotel block will open at 9:00 am on Monday, October 15. Cancellation and payment policies have changed for 2019, and all reservations are now subject to a 30-day, non-refundable full payment.

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  • Funding & Resources Update

    October 3, 2018

    Each month we provide an update on UBCM funding programs and information on other programs, events and resources that may be of interest to local governments and First Nations.

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  • Concerns with Proposed Auxiliary Constable Uniform

    October 3, 2018

    UBCM has advanced correspondence to new RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, expressing concerns with the RCMP’s proposed Auxiliary Constable uniform. UBCM and the Local Government Contract Management Committee (LGCMC) are requesting a new uniform that better conveys the professionalism and authority held by Auxiliary Constables.

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