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01 May, 2019 REMINDER: CARIP Reports are Due June 1, 2019

CARIP reports deadline is approaching fast. Submit your reports by June 1, 2019.

22 May, 2019 New free tool helps cities mainstream nature into urban planning
#CitiesWithNature the Nature Pathway is a collection of guidance, tools and stories that support local governments to integrate nature into their cities.  
 
20 May, 2019 Apply for a 2019 Climate and Energy Action Award
Local governments that apply for a Climate and Energy Action Award could receive recognition for actions that they are taking to reduce their GHG emissions and adapt to climate change impacts. Application deadline is July 2, 2019. 
14 May, 2019 Framework for Municipal Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment

Ner report Framework for Municipal ZEV Deployment shares a suite of actios that Canadian municipalities can use as examples and customize for their ZEV deployment planning purposes. 

08 May, 2019 City of Kelowna's Capri Landmark Urban Centre Plan supports its Climate Action goals of Complete Communities

City of Kelowna's Capri-Landmark Urban Centre Plan  provides an example that other planners and elected officials can reference as they look for examples and approaches of successful urban centre revitalization and Climate-action planning in mid-sized communities. 

29 Apr, 2019 Toolkit Newsletter: Climate Action Updates for BC Local Governments - April 2019

Check out the latest Climate Action Toolkit e-news with free programs, grants, valuable tools and success stories from local government peers.

24 Apr, 2019 Saanich develops agriculture and food security plan to ensure a sustainable future for the community


For the District of Saanich, food security starts in the community’s backyard. The District’s new Agriculture and Food Security Plan (the Plan) sets a long-term vision to support a thriving, accessible, and environmentally responsible food system. The Plan outlines strategies and sets a policy framework to help Saanich protect and support farmland and to provide a vibrant agricultural legacy to future generations. Read on...
 
16 Apr, 2019 Guide: Engaging students to increase public transit ridership

Learn how to set up a student bus pass program through a city-school partnership

09 Apr, 2019 BC Active Transportation Summit - Call for Presentations (deadline approaching soon)

The BC Cycling Coalition is excited to be presenting the first annual BC Active Transportation Summit on June 17th & 18th at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

03 Apr, 2019 See the Heat program encourages Kamloops residents to borrow thermal imaging camera from local library to asses heat loss from homes

The See the Heat program is a partnership between the City of Kamloops, the Thompson Nicola Regional Library System and FortisBC which provides residents of Kamloops and the Regional District the opportunity to borrow a thermal imaging camera which attaches to a smart phone to conduct a simple audit of their house to build understanding of heat loss from windows, doors, light switches, and through thermal bridging. 

02 Apr, 2019 New Report: Canada’s Changing Climate

Just released, Canada’s Changing Climate Report provides the first in-depth, stand-alone assessment of how and why Canada’s climate has changed, and what changes are projected for the future. 

27 Mar, 2019 City of Penticton Partners with Apartment Building to Improve Recycling Program

A local multifamily building and the City of Penticton are taking steps together to reduce common contaminants from entering the recycling stream through the installation of educational signage. 

20 Mar, 2019 Call for EOI from Local Government Representatives to Join Energy Step Code Council

UBCM is calling for expressions of interest from local government representatives who wish to sit on the BC Energy Step Code Council. The Council is a multi-stakeholder advisory body supporting the implementation of the BC Energy Step Code and the market transition to net-zero energy ready buildings.

20 Mar, 2019 Federal Budget: Gas Tax Fund Doubled for a Year

Government of Canada doubled Gas Tax Fund in the Year 2019 budget. Local governments in British Columbia will see an immediate benefit from a top up transfer of $2.2 billion to the Federal Gas Tax Fund for the coming year. 

19 Mar, 2019 2018 Asset Management Planning Program

The Asset Management Planning Program assists local governments in delivering sustainable services by extending and deepening asset management practices within their organizations. Matching grants of up to $15,000.00 are available under the 2018 Asset Management Planning Program to support activities that advance a local government’s asset management planning or practices, and that facilitate better integration of asset management planning with long term financial planning.

11 Mar, 2019 Climate Change Adaptation Wizard - Canadian Pilot
PSD is seeking municipalities interested in participating in a pilot initiative, rolling out the UKCIP climate change adaptation wizard in Canada. 
10 Mar, 2019 CEA Support in Applying for CleanBC Communities Fund Grant
The Community Energy Association is available to provide free support to local governments and indigenous communities who wish to apply for a CCF grant, particularly for the completion of the preliminary GHG mitigation calculation and assessment. In support of the Province of BC’s new CleanBC Plan, the provincial government announced the CleanBC Communities Fund (CCF). The CCF funds public infrastructure projects in BC communities that achieve one of four outcomes: increase capacity to manage renewable energy, increase access to clean energy transportation, increase energy efficiency of buildings, or increase the generation of clean energy.
10 Mar, 2019 Partnership Between the Township of Langley and FortisBC Saves Energy and Money

A partnership between the Township of Langley and FortisBC is not only saving on energy consumption – it’s saving money.

10 Mar, 2019 North Okanagan Regional District to Explore Regulating Single Use Plastics

The Regional District of North Okanagan will look at implementing a regional regulation bylaw that would explore options for single-use plastics. The five electoral areas and the six member municipalities in the region will be consulted before the adoption of the bylaw. The direction was given to staff by the Board of Directors at the February 28, 2019, Committee of the Whole meeting.

04 Mar, 2019 2019 BC Energy Step Code survey

The 2019 BC Energy Step Code Survey has just been released. Deadline for completion is March 22, 2019.

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