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Climate adaptation estimated to cost municipalities $5.3 billion annually
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Insurance Bureau of Canada released a report that offers striking data demonstrating the urgent need for new investments in local climate adaptation. Read more…


Cornwall to create task force to attract remote workers
Cornwall will further explore ways to attract remote workers to the city and will now seek out members of the community to serve on a task force, alongside members of council, committed to that goal. Read more…


Richmond County’s all-male council says no to funding for women’s conference
The all-male Richmond County council has decided not to lend financial support to a leadership conference that would encourage more women to run for office in eastern Nova Scotia. Read more…


Toronto spent $400,000 to restore “tiny castle” that sits vacant 12 years later
The Joy Oil filling station was restored a dozen years ago by the City of Toronto at a cost of nearly $400,000, but has been vacant and fenced off ever since, with plans floated along the way that never panned out. Read more…


City staff tells council to ground residential development near Winnipeg airport
City of Winnipeg planners are grounding plans to build residential units on land designated as an Airport Vicinity Protection Area – a designation intended to limit residential noise complaints near Richardson International Airport. Read more…


Turnover continues in Vaughan city manager’s office
Tim Simmonds, who filled in as interim city manager last year, served his last day as Vaughan’s top bureaucrat February 14. Since the abrupt departure of its City Manager Clayton Harris in 2013, Vaughan saw four different city managers. Read more…


Report to guide City of Lethbridge’s progress on becoming more “age-friendly”
The executive director of Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization, who is also a city councillor, is hoping findings of the Age-Friendly Lethbridge Community Profile will help push the city to eventually get age-friendly designation. Read more…


Burnaby lowering bar for city staff to access transit subsidy
More municipal employees in Burnaby will have access to a discount on a monthly transit pass after city council voted to broaden its employee transit benefit. Read more…


The snowbanks of Snowmageddon are giving criminals a boost, say police
Snowmageddon’s leftover snowbanks still linger all over St. John’s, impairing drivers’ views, impeding snow removal efforts – and, say police, potentially helping thieves gain access to people’s homes. Read more…


City approved record volume of residential development in Nanaimo in 2019
The numbers are in and Nanaimo officially gave the go-ahead on more construction projects by value in 2019 than any other year previous. Read more…