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National governments urged to get behind cities to win climate fight
Cities could cut their planet-warming emissions nearly 90 percent by 2050, producing close to $24 trillion in returns, said a coalition of 50 organizations. Read more…


B.C. regional district receives climate change recognition
qathet Regional District has received level two recognition for its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more…


Edmonton, U of A first Canadian members in international network
The City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta have joined the MetroLab Network, an exclusive group of international city-university partnerships. Read more…


Ottawa to hold first Women and Gender Equity Strategy public forum
The City of Ottawa, Ontario is hosting its first public forum to garner feedback on developing it’s Woman and Gender Strategy. Read more…


Nova Scotia assumes liability for removal of crane toppled by Dorian
The Nova Scotia government has declared a localized state of emergency in part of downtown Halifax. Read more…


City of Winnipeg introduces mandatory taxi pre-payment pilot
The City of Winnipeg is launching a pilot beginning September 30 to determine if mandatory pre-payment will reduce fare disputes in taxis. Read more…


Decorative lighting project in B.C. city’s downtown expands its reach
The City of Nelson has thrown the switch on a project that will light up and enhance the downtown with a decorative lighting scheme. Read more…


Lethbridge economy punches above its weight as mid-sized Alberta city
A new report shows the City of Lethbridge is outperforming the rest of the province in GDP growth and is projected to continue the trend. Read more…


Colombian cities gather green speed with electric buses
The two major cities of Cali and Medellin are launching fleets of electric buses to curb air pollution and planet-warming carbon emissions. Read more…


Environmental activist to receive key to city after Montreal climate march
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been invited to Montreal City Hall to receive a key to the city. Read more…


Euthanasia rates for Fluffy and Fido dropping dramatically at city shelter
The City of Hamilton is euthanizing nearly 90 percent fewer dogs and cats than it did eight years ago – and that’s good news for everyone. Read more…


Vancouver working to ensure street names are representative
Vancouver’s Civic Asset Naming Committee believes Vancouver’s naming conventions should be more representative of the city’s diversity. Read more…

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