Neighbourhood Watch

A selected image from the Spacing Vancouver Flickr pool. Image courtesy of Rick Forgo.

A weekly roundup of noteworthy news in municipalities across B.C.

Great news for Kelowna’s Jewish community as the first candle is lit on the a public menorah in Stuart Park in the city’s downtown core.

An interesting analysis of the major issues and events in Abbotsford over the past year – and look at the challenges in 2012 – by veteran politician John van Dongen, MLA for Abbotsford South.

Although the new year marks many new beginnings, it also comes with endings especially in the Comox Valley as the rain barrel/cistern rebate program will come to an end on Dec. 31, 2011 for residents connected to the Comox Valley and Black Creek-Oyster Bay local water systems.

More Translink controversy as a new report brings to light that the theft in June 2010 of $153,000 worth of prepaid transit tickets might have been avoided if TransLink paid an extra $10,000 for more secure shredding.