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Highlands Development Permit Area Brochure

Highlands DPA

As part of the Official Community Plan amendment adopted in November 2013, the District of Highlands included a new development permit area – Development Permit Area (DPA) #6 – for the entire District to promote energy and water conservation as well as the reduction of greenhouse gases. This DPA only considers exterior elements of a building such as building placement to achieve solar gain, appropriately chosen tree cutting that will accommodate both solar gain and shading effects, landscaping to conserve water, etc.

Contact Dan Wilson to learn how we can assist your municipality 604-935-8373.

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Join us at the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference

FCM Sustainable Communities Conference 2015

Attending the FCM Sustainable Community Conference in London, ON, February 10-12, 2015? With a theme of Building Momentum for Sustainability, the conference will have three streams: Moving from vision to reality; Discovering new approaches; and Mobilizing partners and networks. Join the Centre at three sessions:
- Fresh Approaches to Sustainable Local Economic Development
- Leading Change: Tools for Staff Sustainability Champions
- Rural Sustainability Solutions

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UBCM Federal Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund

Strategic Planning Services

Great news for BC municipalities! UBCM has renewed its Federal Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund that includes funding for strategic investments in capital infrastructure and development of Integrated Community Sustainability Plans (ICSPs).

To find out more about developing an ICSP for your community, including support in applying for the funding, please contact Cheeying Ho 604-935-8209 to chat.