Neighbourhood Watch



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

An interesting strategy of giving away reflective armbands is being employed by the Town of Sidney and local RCMP to help keep pedestrians safe when out walking early in the morning or into the evening. The preventative program is called Glow As You Go and is a safety campaign in light of a number of pedestrian-vehicle collisions in the region this winter.

Delta council pushed the Port Metro Vancouver environmental report on the $200-million, three-year Deltaport Terminal Road and Rail Improvement Project forward, but not before publicly voicing some concerns.

Excitement is growing in Kitimat—the northwest British Columbia town cited by Census Canada in March, 2007 as the community with the greatest population decline in the country—in the hopes that multi-billion-dollar investments in proposed liquefied natural gas projects, aluminum smelter upgrades and the Northern Gateway pipeline will lift the municipality out of its rut.

Congratulations to City of Langley mayor Peter Fassbender who is to be honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in Ontario later this month for his work with World Vision Canada.

Looks like Ladysmith will be joining the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System in the fall with B.C. Transit services replacing the existing trolley system with two 20-passenger community buses expected to provide 3,000 service hours per year.

The rise of food carts is spreading far and wide…taking in its newest municipality – Nelson!