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  • UBCM Annual Report and Resolutions Book

    August 14, 2019

    The 2019 Annual Report and Resolutions Book for the 2019 UBCM Convention is now available. Print copies of both documents will also be distributed to every local government in British Columbia, with copies for each local elected official and CAO.

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  • Nominations for 2019-2020 UBCM Executive

    August 14, 2019

    In response to a Call for Nominations by UBCM’s Nominating Committee, the Nominating Committee Report has been prepared and is now available online. The report includes a summary of candidates running for Executive positions and their bios. Members will receive print copies of the report by mail before the end of August.

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  • Local Government Energy Utilities Inquiry

    August 14, 2019

    The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) will undertake an Inquiry to examine the regulation of energy utilities affiliated with municipalities and regional districts in order to provide regulatory clarity to the BCUC, utilities and local governments. The Inquiry will explore issues related to ownership structures and operational arrangements of utilities affiliated with local governments; including the appropriate regulatory status under the Utilities Commission Act (UCA).

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  • Strategic Climate Risk Assessment for B.C.

    August 14, 2019

    The B.C. government has released a provincial-scale climate risk assessment. The report – a first in Canada - helps government better understand and respond to current and emerging climate-related risks facing B.C. The risk assessment also supports the development of the provincial climate adaptation and preparedness strategy, scheduled for release in 2020.

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  • FireSmart Representative Training

    August 14, 2019

    The BC FireSmart Committee, in partnership with FireSmart Canada, is offering six Local FireSmart Representative (LFR) workshops across BC for 2019/2020. Dates and locations have now been confirmed and registration is open.

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  • Wood WORKS! BC Recognition Awards

    August 14, 2019

    Nominations are closing soon for the 2019 Community Recognition Awards sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC. These are the 15th annual awards, and are open to any local government that has completed a community project using wood within the last three years.

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  • Input on Plastics Action Plan

    July 31, 2019

    The provincial government is seeking feedback on a proposed BC Plastics Action Plan. Interested parties can review the policy discussion paper and fill out the online survey by September 18, 2019. Formal submissions will also be accepted.

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  • Abandoned Vessels and Marine-Sourced Debris

    July 31, 2019

    The provincial government has appointed MLA Sheila Malcolmson as Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, with a particular focus on abandoned vessels and marine-sourced debris. MLA Malcolmson is seeking feedback from local governments on potential solutions and challenges related to abandoned vessels and marine-sourced debris.

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  • UBCM Executive Meeting Highlights

    July 31, 2019

    Executive members met on July 10-12, 2019 for their quarterly Committee and board meetings. The July meeting provides closure on a number of year-end matters but also establishes direction for the year ahead. In addition to reviewing 279 resolutions, Executive members received delegations from the Lieutenant Governor, Honourable Janet Austin, OBC and from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Honourable Selina Robinson.

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  • RCMP Elect Bargaining Agent

    July 24, 2019

    Results of a December 2018 vote have recently been revealed to confirm that RCMP members voted to certify the National Police Federation (NPF) as their bargaining agent. The NPF becomes the sole bargaining agent for all RCMP members below the rank of Inspector.

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