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The Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit (the Toolkit) links five features of the built environment (housing, neighbourhood design, food, transportation, and natural environments) with health outcomes. The Toolkit workshops animate and activate the Toolkit by getting people together in a shared learning experience, to explore the Toolkit together by applying it to projects, plans and issues that matter to them in their community or region.

Youth in Lumby are breathing easier these days thanks to a collaborative project called “Smoke Free Lumby.” This initiative is the result of three years of strong collaborative work by the Village of Lumby (VOL), Interior Health (IH), the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) and the Canadian Cancer Society.

The Office of the Premier has just announced a new $75-million fund designed to help rural communities.  The funding is available for communities whose population is under 25 000 people and can be accessed for community capacity building, workforce development, community and economic development and business sector development.

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Fraser Healthy Communities Forum

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A new report by the Chief Public Health Officer aims to increase Canadians' awareness about the health impacts of alcohol consumption.

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VCH Regional Forum 2016

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An exciting new agreement between the City of Vancouver and CP Rail has secured the Arbutus Corridor railway route for use as a sustainable transportation corridor.  The city expects the acquisition to be a boon to Vancouver residents who walk and cycle as well as a valuable tourist attraction.

The following article by Jeff Bell appeared in the Times Colonist on January 8, 2016

A City of Victoria cycling program has wheeled its way into the halls of academia as the subject of a new course offered by the University of Victoria.

Regional partners throughout the Shuswap region have developed a historic Trail Strategy and Roundtable. It is a milestone for the region by setting a new direction for how residents live, move, and relate with each other and the land. This is the result of an extensive multi-sectoral collaborative effort including ongoing support from the City of Salmon Arm.