News Topics: Municipal


Tri-Cities Child Care Action Plans Survey

The Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody (the Tri-Cities) are working together to assess the needs for child care in their respective communities.  A key part of the process involves hearing the views of parents and guardians (both current and future planning) on child care issues and priorities. MORE


City of Prince Rupert Seeking Perspectives for the Child Care Assessment and Action Plan

The City of Prince Rupert is seeking perspectives for the Child Care Assessment and Action Plan will provide the community with a clear picture of existing and future child care needs along with actions to realizing space creation targets. There are surveys for parents and child care providers, as well as activities to hear directly from MORE


Report Card on Homelessness for Nelson BC

 This week the Nelson Committee on Homelessness released its 11th Annual Report Card on Homelessness. The report found that vacancy rates from purpose-built rent-controlled units in buildings of more than 3 units remain at effectively 0% for the fifth year in a row. The report ends with recommendations including: the development of MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Penticton Western News: City of Penticton supports $10aDay Child Care program CTV News: B.C. ‘struggling’ to meet needs of vulnerable youth in contracted care: auditor APTN National News: Language and child welfare bills pass as MPs head home for the summer APTN National News: B.C. CFS moves in to seize 90-minute-old baby on report MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CHEK: West Coast LEAF says further progress is needed for B.C. to meet international women’s rights obligations Tri-City News: PoMo council wants free transit for youth APTN National News: ’A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott The Tyee: Good Intentions on Indigenous Child Welfare MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week (Opinion) Extend Canada Child Benefit to all The Nelson Daily: Op/Ed:Progress on Child Care in BC StarMetro Vancouver: Even social-housing workers are being priced out of Vancouver Global News: Housing crunch pushing even the suburbs out of reach of B.C. families: report Times Colonist: Tent cities a ‘viable first step’ toward solving housing crisis MORE