A weekly roundup of noteworthy news in municipalities across B.C.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…..with the 23rd annual tree lighting happening in Abbotsford.
Excitement in the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary as Environment Minister Terry Lake announced that both will receive $15,750, and $10,500, respectively, from the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program to encourage residents to replace their old wood stoves with cleaner burning models that will improve personal health and air quality.
On a related note, the work on two important highway projects through the East Kootenay – worth a combined $4.5 million – is now complete.
The student of Sullivan Heights Secondary School in Surrey received a wonderful surprise this week when they a number of bright red coho salmon were seen spawning right behind the school in rain-swollen Sullivan Creek.
Looks like The Port Alberni Port Authority is planning on having companies use its waterfront infrastructure as a hub for their fleet of fishing boats. Names of companies have yet to be released.
In Victoria, city council has just approved the application for Abstract Developments to replace its headquarters at the corner of Oak Bay Avenue and Foul Bay Road with a four-storey mixed development building – containing 22 residential units and 5,800 square feet of commercial space, including retail and office.