First Nations in British Columbia will receive a $63 million increase in forestry income this year under the development of a new revenue-sharing model that Indigenous leaders say is an encouraging move toward even higher shares in the future.
Municipalities across Canada face housing development constraints in their communities that could be eased through more co-operation between all levels of government, says a report by a local governance think tank.
British Columbia introduced an Indigenous reconciliation plan on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, that sets goals toward implementing its law on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Property Law Amendment Act introduced Monday will help build the framework for a protection period for homebuyers to properly assess, finance and inspect the home they want to buy, Finance Minister Selina Robinson said.
Homeowners in Victoria could soon have the option to voluntarily add between five and 10 per cent extra to their annual property tax bill as a contribution to a reconciliation fund for local Indigenous nations, says Mayor Lisa Helps.
A coastal British Columbia community known for seemingly endless beaches and rolling waves that call out to surfers has banned single-use plastic cutlery in a move to keep its ocean playground pollution free, says Tofino Mayor Dan Law.