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  • Child Care Space Creation Funding

    October 9, 2019

    Applications are now being accepted for the second intake of the Community Child Care Space Creation program. Local governments may apply to both funding streams within this program. Local governments will be able to apply for up to $1 million in funding for significant capital investments in their communities for licensed full-time child care for children up to five years of age.

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  • Cannabis Retail Licence Approval Information

    October 9, 2019

    With more than 130 cannabis retail licences issued in BC, local governments have been working diligently to support the legal distribution of cannabis. In order to expedite provincial approvals, local governments are encouraged to provide the necessary information requirements when submitting positive recommendations.

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  • Federal Election Platform Tracker

    October 9, 2019

    As the October 21st election draws near, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released its platform tracker that compares federal party positions on FCM’s key priorities. The tracker will be updated throughout the election as FCM continues to engage federal parties on its election platform, Building Better Lives.

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  • Special Committee on Climate Action: Update

    October 9, 2019

    The UBCM Special Committee on Climate Action held its second meeting on October 2nd.  The Committee received a presentation on the provincial climate action strategy, CleanBC, and discussed areas where local governments could have the greatest impact with GHG reductions.

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  • Deadline Today: UBCM Benefits Plan Review

    October 2, 2019

    Today is the deadline to participate in the UBCM Group Benefits Plan Marketing Review. UBCM is conducting a review of the Group Benefits Plan for insurance services in October 2019. This is an opportunity for member AND non-member organizations to participate.

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  • 2020 UBCM Planners & Wall Calendars

    October 2, 2019

    UBCM produces a local government Planner & Wall Calendar each year. The Planner & Wall Calendar note dates of importance for local governments.

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  • Funding & Resources Update

    October 2, 2019

    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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  • 2019 Asset Management BC Conference

    October 2, 2019

    Register now for the 2019 Asset Management BC Conference, November 6 & 7, at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. The conference theme is Innovate, Communicate and Celebrate – A Culture of Continuous Improvement.

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  • Resolutions Debate Decisions - September 27, 2019

    September 27, 2019

    The following summary provides the decisions from the resolutions session on Thursday, September 26 at the 2019 Convention. The full and exact wording of any amendments will appear in the Convention Minutes.

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  • Wilkinson Calls on Government to Listen to Communities

    September 26, 2019

    Andrew Wilkinson, Leader of the Official Opposition, charged the NDP government of a failure to listen to the views of all citizens and local governments in an address to UBCM delegates.

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