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B.C. government urged to ensure local candidates get criminal record checks

Elected officials privy to highly sensitive information, UBCM resolution notes

Vancouver NPA member triggered Wiebe conflict-of-interest probe

Independent report says councillor Michael Wiebe should be disqualified from holding office

Trudeau: Country on brink of fall that could be "much worse than the spring"

The prime minister's speech followed Governor General Julie Payette's Throne Speech earlier in the day

Record number of people being monitored for COVID-19 in B.C.

B.C. government started releasing the number of people being actively monitored for COVID-19 on a daily basis in August – it now sits at 3,368

Cooperation needed to recover, Wilkinson tells UBCM

Pandemic, housing availability, opioid crisis, land use top issues

Develop recovery infrastructure framework: UBCM

Municipalities wants flexibility on local projects

Throne Speech: Jobs, care and climate change key to Canada's path forward

The Governor General's Throne Speech is expected to outline the federal government's plans for the pandemic and the country's economic recovery

Overdose deaths hit new records during dual public health emergencies

While many have been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, British Columbia has been dealing with a second public health emergency: overdose deaths.  B.C. now has a record of six straight months with...

Share cannabis tax revenue, UBCM tells the provincial government

The B.C. government should be sharing cannabis excise tax revenue with B.C.’s municipalities, Union of B.C. Municipalities voted Sept. 23. A resolution to again approach the provincial government to...