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Cullen Commission Public Meetings Underway     Today
The Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia is   holding a series of public meetings across the province. The Commission's Terms of Reference require a review of the impact of money laundering on various economic sectors within British Columbia including gaming, real estate, financial institutions and professional services. The Terms of Reference also include a review of the effectiveness of the regulatory agencies and individuals managing these activities. Read more
Gillian Trumper:  In Memoriam
Gillian Trumper, former Port Alberni Mayor and UBCM President, passed away on October 11 at the age of 83. First elected in 1981, Ms. Trumper was Port Alberni's longest serving Mayor. Her career of public service also included the roles of school trustee, alderman, coroner, MLA, and numerous other clubs and organizations.   Read more
Volunteer and Composite Fire Department Funding

Funding announced by the province in May 2019 will enable volunteer and composite fire departments to purchase equipment and training to build their resiliency. Created as a result of the Abbott-Chapman report, this stream within the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) is intended to support structural and interface fire fighting.  Read more
Addressing Guns & Gangs
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General will be hosting a webinar on October 31, 2019 at 10 am to discuss options for addressing gun and gang activity. Local government representatives are invited to participate in the webinar, which will feature an opportunity to discuss policy options. Read more
Supporting Orange Shirt Day
Thank you to delegates at the 2019 UBCM Convention for supporting  Orange Shirt Day. Through the sale of orange t-shirts, we raised $1,900 for Reconciliation Canada - a charity that seeks to revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Read more
Climate Leaders Institute

The BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council and Community Energy Association are hosting the  Climate Leaders Institute from November 7-8 in Richmond, BC. This two-day workshop will help BC locally elected officials lead or support climate action in their communities.  Topics include communicating climate action, high impact climate initiatives, engaging with youth and communities, climate leadership, and more.
October 23, 2019
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