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The Minister of Forests provided more details on continued funding for the FireSmart Community Funding & Supports program earlier this month. Program materials are now available and the 2023 intake will open on October 1, 2022. The FireSmart Community Funding & Supports…
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The Province has released B.C.’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy. The strategy looks to strengthen the collective capacity to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to the impacts of climate change. This includes sudden events like wildfires, floods and heatwaves as…
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This fall, the UBCM annual Convention returns to meeting in-person for the first time in three years. Make your plans for September 12 to 16. UBCM is eager to welcome back our member community along with local government leaders and industry experts for a week of collaborating…
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A reminder to all UBCM member elected officials: Friday, July 29, 2022, at 4:00 pm is the deadline to respond to the Call for Nominations to serve on the 2022-2023 UBCM Executive. The Call for Nominations provides information about the positions open for nomination, the…
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In response to a UBCM request, the Province has announced that it is extending, until March 31, 2023, the deadline to transition the Temporary Expanded Service Area (TESA) (e.g. outdoor patio) provision into a permanent option. This decision provides additional time for local…
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Tuesday, September 13 is Forum Day at UBCM Convention. Whether you are an electoral area director, urban mayor, councillor from a small community, or from somewhere in-between, UBCM has the right forum for you. Help shape the agendas for this year's forums by emailing your topic…
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The provincial government has developed a short survey to obtain local government input regarding the maximum penalty amount for the Local Government Bylaw Adjudication Program, as well as adjudicator remuneration. Interested local government representatives are asked to…
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Emergency Management BC (EMBC) recently announced a revised timeline that will see new emergency management legislation introduced in spring 2023. The Province intends to use the additional time to, among other things, complete work on the co-development of legislation with…
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Marijke Edmondson, Strategic Advisor in the Local Government Division, Ministry of Municipal Affairs has been appointed as the Board Chair at the Board of Examiners. As a new appointee, Ms. Edmonson is joined by Linda Glenday, CAO for the District of Squamish a Board Member…
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Local governments are encouraged to apply for the Community Energy Association’s 2022 Climate and Energy Awards. Nominations are open until July 8 in three categories: Community Planning & Development, Corporate Operations, and Climate Adaptation. Winners will be announced…