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Premier outlines B.C.'s restart plan  
Premier John Horgan has announced a plan to lift COVID-19 restrictions in phases, gradually allowing for more social and economic activity. The four-phase plan will see British Columbians transitioning to the second phase in mid-May, allowing for the implementation of several changes, including the opening of more non-essential businesses in keeping with safe operational plans and the re-opening of provincial parks for day use. Read more 
Funding & Resources Update
Each month we provide an update on UBCM funding programs and information on other programs, events and resources that may be of interest to local governments and First Nations. Read more 
Local Government Awareness Week  

UBCM, in partnership with CivicInfo BC and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, is pleased to support the 2020 Local Government Awareness Week, May 17-23. This annual initiative is aimed at building public awareness of local government roles and encouraging participation in local government processes. Read more 
Vaping Guide for Local Governments
Vancouver Coastal Health has published a policy discussion paper on vaping for local governments. UBCM provided feedback on the paper, which outlines the population health concerns, discusses regulatory powers of different levels of governments, and examines different responses that local governments might consider.   
May 7, 2020
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