The Capital Regional District (CRD) is a federation of 13 municipalities and 3 electoral areas including: Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria, View Royal, Juan de Fuca, Southern Gulf Islands and Salt Spring Island.
The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The geography of the CVRD includes rural agricultural, vibrant urban, meandering coastline and dramatic mountains.
Dawson Creek is a city of about 12,000 people in the Peace River region of northeastern British Columbia. Historically a farming community, the local economy now includes forestry, oil and gas and transportation. On the City web site it is noted that the goal is to be "a visionary community that works together for innovative social, cultural, economic and environmental vitality. Currently, much of our effort is focused on reducing the City's environmental impact and enhancing services for youth."
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Grand Forks is a town in the Boundary Country of the West Kootenay region of BC located where the Granby and Kettle Rivers meet. It is just north of the US-Canada border and approximately 500 km east of Vancouver. A logging and agricultural town, it also provides access to magnificent recreational opportunities throughout the year.
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The District of Invermere is a community in eastern British Columbia near the border of Alberta. It is a popular summer destination for people from Calgary, meaning its small 3000+ population increases to 40,000 on summer weekends. Invermere is known for its arts scene and outdoor recreation in golfing, hiking, boating and skiing.
Metro Vancouver, formerly the GVRD - Greater Vancouver Regional District - has long been a leader in sustainable planning. The home to over 2.1 million residents, Metro Vancouver consists of the following communities: City of Abbotsford; Village of Anmore; Village of Belcarra; Bowen Island Municipality; City of Burnaby; City of Coquitlam; Corporation of Delta; City of Langley; Township of Langley; Village of Lions Bay; District of Maple Ridge; City of New Westminster; City of North Vancouver; District of North Vancouver; City of Pitt Meadows; City of Port Coquitlam; City of Port Moody; City of Richmond; City of Surrey; Tsawwassen; City of Vancouver; District of West Vancouver; and City of White Rock.
Prince George is known at "BC's Northern Capital". Located at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, Prince George is near the transition between the northern and southern portions of the Rocky Mountain Trench. Although the forestry industry dominated the municipality's economy in the 20th century, Prince George is now an important player in the services industry.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is nestled in the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains and located 125km north of Vancouver. Although its population is under 10,000, Whistler has a large transient population based on its tourist industry. The resort town is well known for its world class alpine skiing and mountain biking and was the Host Mountain Resort of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the first time the IOC has bestowed that designation on a community.
Rossland is located in the south east corner of BC in the West Kooteney region. It is an alpine community that provides access to terrific skiing in winter and mountain biking and golf in the summer. Tourism plays an important part in the local economy and supports a number of festivals and events including the Rossland Mountain Film Festival.
Located in the lower mainland, Surrey is the province's second-largest city by population after the city of Vancouver. With this rapid growth and rich geography, the City of Surrey is addressing important issues of sustainability including how we build, how to bring more jobs to the community, how people move around the City, and how they access services.