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$31 Million Renewal of CEPF   
 
Premier Horgan has announced the renewal of the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) with $31 million in new funding. The program supports community resiliency in the face of wildfires, floods and other emergencies. CEPF will provide two new funding streams, and will be open to all First Nations starting in October 2019. Read more 
UBCM Executive Meeting Highlights    
 
Executive members met in Richmond May 15-17 for their quarterly Committee and board meetings. Executive members received a delegation from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Honourable Selina Robinson as part of the Friday board meeting. Read more 
RCMP Introduces Civilian Management Advisory Board    
 
A Management Advisory Board has been established to provide the RCMP Commissioner with external advice on the administration of the RCMP. This comes in response to reviews conducted by the Civilian Review and Complains Commission and former Auditor General Sheila Fraser that found significant workplace challenges within the RCMP. Read more 
Resolutions Deadline: June 30th 
 
UBCM's annual resolutions process provides a forum for its membership to identify common issues, express concerns and develop united positions. Local governments that missed the deadline for submissions to Area Association meetings may directly submit resolutions to UBCM until June 30. Read more 
UBCM Benefits Program 
 
Did you know that UBCM provides Group Benefits insurance coverage to over 3,000 employees employed in the municipal sector and provincial affiliated community based agencies? This purchasing power of over 125 municipalities creates economies of scale and lowers overall costs. Read more 
Eligibility Guidelines for Gas Tax Funding 
 
UBCM has developed a resource to support local government decision-making with regard to the expenditure of allocated federal Gas Tax funding (delivered through the Community Works Fund). The guidelines address a range of topics, including the determination of whether a proposed infrastructure project provides a "public use or benefit". Read more 
Climate & Energy Action Awards 
 
Is your community implementing actions related to active transportation, electric vehicles, building energy retrofits, energy efficient new buildings, renewable or district energy, organics diversion, or climate change adaptation? Receive recognition for your work by applying for a 2019 Climate & Energy Action Award. Awards are offered in 3 categories: community planning and development, corporate operations, and climate change adaptation. Read more 
A Handbook for Water Champions 
 
The POLIS Water Sustainability Project and Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources have developed a practical guide for those seeking to better understand watershed governance. Read more 
May 29, 2019

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