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October 24, 2012
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Minister Bennett 'In Conversation' with UBCM

At the September Convention, the Honourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, addressed UBCM delegates and spoke to many issues that are currently of concern to BC local governments. READ MORE

Industry Moves Forward on Packaging Plan

Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) is hosting a workshop, with simultaneous webcast, to present information about and discuss the draft stewardship plan for residential packaging and printed paper (PPP) in British Columbia on October 29th. READ MORE

Local Government Opportunity: BC Policing Plan

The BC Policing Plan gives local governments the opportunity to provide input into Provincial priorities in the delivery and financing of policing services. The strategic plan being developed by the Province is looking at policing needs over the next five to 10 years. READ MORE

Local Government Opposes Changes to Building Regulatory System

At the 2012 UBCM Convention, the UBCM membership endorsed the policy paper "Modernizing Building Code Safety Regulations", and in doing so expressed their opposition to proposed provincial changes to the building regulatory system. The proposed changes would grant the provincial government sole authority to adopt building standards across BC, divesting local government of any jurisdiction over the building regulatory process. READ MORE

Wood WORKS! Award Winners Acknowledged

Five BC communities were acknowledged by Wood WORKS! BC at the 2012 UBCM Convention for demonstrating their commitment to wood. The Community Recognition Awards are presented annually to communities that have specified use of wood in a community project and/or through visionary initiatives that work toward building a community culture of wood. READ MORE

Electronic Voting Keypads - please return


Delegates that did not return their Electronic Voting Keypad at convention are kindly asked to mail them to the UBCM office at: 60 - 10551 Shellbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 2W9. There is a $60 fee for unreturned devices. Please advise Heidi Kriz, UBCM Office Assistant at hkriz@ubcm.ca, of the device's return.


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