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Car-sharing: convenient, environmentally friendly or financially smart?

A recent report conducted by Vancity contacted over 4,000 B.C. residents to find out why they are using car-sharing services. A whopping 95 percent stated ...

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Amazon announces top 20 HQ2 candidates

Amazon recently reviewed 238 proposals from communities across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico all hoping to be the new home of Amazon HQ2. Today, Amazon ...

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Pricing & improving municipal water/wastewater services

Municipal water and wastewater services are complex systems that vitally impact a community's health, environment, and economy. A new report from Canada's Ecofiscal Commission identifies how ...

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Innovation and leadership in Canada's mid-sized cities

When we talk about city-building, it tends to be the large, global cities, like Toronto, New York, Paris, and Tokyo that dominate the conversation. These ...

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Short-term rentals - the big picture (Part 3)

At the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in San Antonio, consultant Ulrik Binzer gave a presentation on the challenges around short-term rentals. Part 1 ...

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Canada 150 & the truth in our history

What is history? When did it start? How old does something have to be, to be historic? Whose stories do we tell and commemorate? These, ...

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Canada's aging population signals need for more inclusive, accessible transportation system

As the number of Canadians aged 65 and older continues to grow faster than any other age group, so too does the need for a ...

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Empowering women in local government

Recently, four strong female leaders in municipal government participated in a panel discussion – Empowering Women in Local Government – at the Western University Local ...

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Join a Christmas bird count group!

Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America's longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2,000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The ...

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