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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 chat about how we can assist you 604-935-8373.

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FCM Sustainable Communities Conference

FCM Sustainable Communities Conference 2015

Read Cheeying's blog on the FCM Sustainable Community Conference in London February 10-12, 2015. Find out what topics were on people's minds and how the Centre helped with these 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.