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Record number of people being monitored for COVID-19 in B.C.

Record number of people being monitored for COVID-19 in B.C.

B.C. government started releasing the number of people being actively monitored for COVID-19 on a daily basis in August – it now sits at 3,368
Strata insurance costs creating new crisis, UBCM told

Strata insurance costs creating new crisis, UBCM told

Increasing rates adding to housing affordability pressures
Ensure ride-sharing accessibility, UBCM tells B.C. government

Ensure ride-sharing accessibility, UBCM tells B.C. government

14% of B.C. taxis allow wheelchair accessibility
More addiction crisis resources needed, UBCM tells B.C. government

More addiction crisis resources needed, UBCM tells B.C. government

More mental health supports needed, delegates say
Cooperation needed to recover, Wilkinson tells UBCM

Cooperation needed to recover, Wilkinson tells UBCM

Pandemic, housing availability, opioid crisis, land use top issues
Develop recovery infrastructure framework: UBCM

Develop recovery infrastructure framework: UBCM

Municipalities want flexibility on local projects
Overdose deaths hit new record during dual public health emergencies

Overdose deaths hit new record during dual public health emergencies

While many have been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, British Columbia has been dealing with a second public health emergency: overdose deaths. B.C. now has a record of six straight months with over 100 illicit drug toxicity deaths.
Share cannabis tax revenue, UBCM tells the provincial government

Share cannabis tax revenue, UBCM tells the provincial government

The B.C. government should be sharing cannabis excise tax revenue with B.C.’s municipalities, Union of B.C. Municipalities voted Sept. 23.
Update emergency legislation, UBCM tells provincial government

Update emergency legislation, UBCM tells provincial government

Local governments want clarity on funding, consultation
Change licence plates to honour Bonnie Henry: UBCM

Change licence plates to honour Bonnie Henry: UBCM

“Bonnie British Columbia” was the new name endorsed in a test run of an online voting system; it was not a serious vote
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