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20 Jan, 2022 E-Scooter Pilot to Launch in City
City of North Vancouver residents will soon be permitted to legally use electric kick-scooters – or e-scooters – as part of a pilot project intended to eventually encompass the North Shore.
 
20 Jan, 2022 With 20 new EV charging stations, powering up in Saanich just got easier
Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich is opening 20 new level 2 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to make it easier for Saanich residents to drive EVs in the community and ensure access to charging on the go.
 
The 20 new stations are located at the following eight municipal sites, including four brand new locations at Saanich parks:
  • Saanich Commonwealth Place – 6 new stations (plus 2 existing stations)
12 Jan, 2022 Funding helps promote electric vehicle uptake in B.C.
Community groups and local governments throughout the province can receive funding through the Community Outreach Incentive Program (COIP) to educate and encourage people to switch to electric vehicles (EVs).
 
17 Dec, 2021 District achieves active landfill gas collection system
New system aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through capture and flare system of landfill methane gas.
 
17 Dec, 2021 Organic waste solutions create cleaner, lower carbon communities
09 Dec, 2021 Climate Action Toolkit: December 2021 Newsletter
06 Dec, 2021 FCM and GLOBE Forum 2022 announce municipal focused partnership
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities will develop and lead an intensive and groundbreaking programming stream within GLOBE Forum 2022, focused on local solutions to achieve Net Zero.
 
19 Nov, 2021 Partnership with Osoyoos Indian Band Provides Housing and Spares Demolition of Floodplain Homes in Grand Forks
GRAND FORKS, B.C., November 10, 2021 – The City of Grand Forks and the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) reached an agreement that will provide housing through the relocation of houses currently located within the floodplain restoration area in North Ruckle. Up to 10 houses will be moved and another 10 modular houses constructed in three potential areas, providing much-needed housing for Grand Forks residents. 
 
12 Nov, 2021 Canadian Institute for Climate Choices Indigenous Perspective Essay: “Our people have borne witness to climate change through deep time”; Indigenous place-based people transitioning to a low-carbon economy
05 Nov, 2021 Royal Roads Online Course: Natural Asset Management
Natural Asset Management - ONLINE
 
28 Oct, 2021 BC Releases "CleanBC Roadmap to 2030"
British Columbia is launching a stronger, more ambitious climate plan to deliver on its commitment to reduce climate pollution and build a cleaner, stronger economy for people throughout B.C.
 
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 plan accelerates measures in B.C.’s continent-leading climate plan that has been proven effective and introduces new ideas to help B.C. achieve the Paris emissions reduction targets for 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.
 
04 Oct, 2021 Central Saanich's adopts first Active Transportation Plan
10 Sep, 2021 Frequently Asked Questions – EEF Methodology Update for Local Government Carbon Neutral Government Reporting

There have been changes to the Electricity Emissions Factor (EEF) methodology for Local Government Carbon Neutral Government Reporting. The new methodology will move from a utility-based approach to a geographic approach that accounts for electricity imported from out-of-province. 

24 Aug, 2021 Saanich Climate Action Workshop Series 2021
Join this free online workshop series about climate change big ideas and practical actions in your community. Learn from Saanich staff and expert guests about ways to make your transportation, home, yard, and purchases more resilient and climate-friendly and different tools and rebates available to support you. Come out of the series knowing more about the inspiring climate action happening in your community and with your own personal prioritized climate action plan.
 
17 Aug, 2021 E-Bike Share Program Operator Announced on the North Shore
The City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver are pleased to announce that Lime has been selected to run a two-year e-bike share pilot beginning in the summer of 2021.
 
11 Aug, 2021 Richmond participates in Provincial E-scooter pilot project
Richmond City Council endorsed participation in the Province of BC’s active transportation electric kick scooter (e-scooter) three-year pilot project on May 25, 2021. Following provincial approval earlier this month, the City of Richmond is now a participating community in the provincial program. 
 
05 Aug, 2021 BC Community Climate Funding Guide for Indigenous communities and local governments website
The Province of B.C. developed the BC Community Climate Funding Guide for Indigenous communities and local governments website. This new guide was created to simplify a community’s search for funding and to quickly connect communities to the next opportunity to fund a climate-related projects. It is a one-stop resource within these broad categories: 
 
22 Jul, 2021 Tofino’s 2021 Free Summer Shuttle Bus Goes Electric
The District of Tofino is taking steps to reduce emissions with the pilot of an electric bus for this summer's Tofino Free Shuttle service between downtown Tofino and the Tofino Visitor Centre with stops at local beaches along the way.
 
25 May, 2021 Township of Langley expands EV charging infrastructure
20 May, 2021 Innovative and sustainable affordable housing coming to East Vancouver
An affordable rental housing pilot project is underway in Vancouver that will help BC Housing evaluate innovative building materials and designs aimed at tackling affordability, inclusion and climate change.
 

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