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  • Emergency Preparedness Funding Deadlines

    January 22, 2020

    Two Community Emergency Preparedness Fund streams have pending 2020 deadlines. Emergency Support Services (ESS) applications must be in by Friday, February 14th, and the Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) deadline is Friday, March 13th.

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  • Province Accepting Micromobility Project Proposals

    January 22, 2020

    Communities interested in being on the front lines of testing new and emerging transportation micromobility technologies (such as e-scooters) are invited to submit proposals for pilot projects to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure by March 6, 2020.

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  • Registration Closing for 2020 LGLA Forum

    January 22, 2020

    Registration for the LGLA’s 2020 Leadership Forum in Richmond from February 5-7 is open until January 27, and the few remaining spots are filling up quickly. This year’s Forum is full of excellent speakers, panels and sessions on topics you won’t want to miss, built around the theme of “Inclusive Leadership”. Register today to secure your attendance.

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  • UBCM Special Committee on Climate Action Update

    January 22, 2020

    The UBCM Special Committee on Climate Action held its fourth meeting on December 13th, which focussed on mitigation and adaptation efforts at the local level. Representatives of the Climate Action Secretariat provided an update on efforts to develop a provincial adaptation preparedness strategy, and discussed linkages to current and potential local adaptation actions.

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  • Excellence in Governance Awards

    January 22, 2020

    The Community Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate UBCM members that exhibit excellence in meeting the purposes of local government and demonstrate successful pathways for others to follow. This week, the City of Richmond and the Village of Canal Flats are highlighted as the winner and the honourable mention recipient of the Excellence in Governance Awards.

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  • Call for Local Government Resolutions

    January 15, 2020

    Resolutions for the 2020 UBCM Convention are now being received by the five Area Associations in BC. Resolutions endorsed by Area Associations are submitted automatically to UBCM for consideration in September.

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  • Old Growth Review Deadline

    January 15, 2020

    January 31st is the deadline to provide your feedback to the Independent Panel of the Old Growth Strategic Review. Garry Merkel, a professional forester, natural resource expert, and member of the Tahltan Nation, and Al Gorley, a professional forester and former chair of the Forest Practices Board, have been appointed by the Province to hear perspectives on the ecological, economic and cultural importance of old-growth trees and forests.

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  • EAD Forum Registration Deadline & Agenda

    January 15, 2020

    The Electoral Area Directors’ (EAD) Forum will be held on February 4 & 5, 2020 at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. The Forum provides an opportunity for electoral area directors to identify challenges and discuss potential solutions. The conference is open to electoral area directors and their alternates, regional district chairs, and regional district staff. Registration is open until January 17.

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  • Emergency Program Act Input

    January 8, 2020

    The deadline for local governments to provide input to the Emergency Program Act review is January 31, 2020. As part of the review, stakeholders are asked to respond to proposed policy shifts included in a provincial discussion paper, Modernizing BC’s Emergency Management Legislation.

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  • Funding & Resources Update

    January 8, 2020

    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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