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UBCM Re-Affirms Support for 911 CAL
Following a series of meetings with the Province and relevant stakeholders, UBCM has provided correspondence to Minister Mike Farnworth re-affirming its support for a 911 call answer levy (CAL) on cellular devices. Read more 
BC's Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy
The Province is developing a Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy to prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change. In response to record wildfires, extreme weather, increased drought and more frequent flooding, BC is looking to develop policies and programs to support climate resilient communities. Read more 
In Memoriam - Frank Storey
Long-serving UBCM staff member Frank Storey passed away on November 5, 2019. Mr. Storey was a member of the Union of BC Municipalities staff for nearly 30 years as a local government advisor and research officer. He retired in 2005 and was awarded a UBCM Life membership for his service. Read more 
Pathways to Collaboration Case Study
The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and Fort Nelson First Nation have developed a strong partnership through the creation of one of the largest community forests in B.C. Theirs is one of the stories featured in Pathways to Collaboration, a project to showcase the growing number of successful economic development collaborations and partnerships between First Nations and local governments in BC. Read more 
Child Care Planning Guide
The Ministry of Children and Family Development has provided funding for the development of a local government child care planning resource guide. UBCM will manage the project, and aims to have the guide ready by early summer 2020. Read more 
November 20, 2019
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