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New online hub for planning guides helps ease access to information

Many valuable guides and toolkits have been written for the planning community, providing innovative policies, case studies, bylaw language, and legal approaches to environmental protection. While much effort and public funding has gone into developing these resources, uptake has been

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The OBWB is proud to release its new Topsoil Bylaws Toolkit!

The Topsoil Bylaws Toolkit is a companion to the OBWB’s Groundwater Bylaws Toolkit and a supplement to the Green Bylaws Toolkit (www.greenbylaws.ca). This new Toolkit was developed to give local governments practical tools that support smart topsoil policies. For more

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Groundwater Bylaws Toolkit

The Groundwater Bylaws Toolkit, is an appendix to the Green Bylaws Toolkit (www.greenbylaws.ca), and was developed by the OBWB and partners to help local governments protect the quality and quantity of groundwater within their own geographic and legislative jurisdictions. This


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Topsoil Bylaws Toolkit

The Topsoil Bylaws Toolkit is a companion to the OBWB’s Groundwater Bylaws Toolkit and a supplement to the Green Bylaws Toolkit (www.greenbylaws.ca).  This Toolkit was developed to give local governments practical tools that support smart topsoil policies. A community that


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Water Board breaks ground with Toolkit to help communities conserve water

Kelowna, B.C. – The  Okanagan Basin Water Board is once again leading the way  with today’s release of their Topsoil Bylaws Toolkit, providing local governments in this valley and across B.C. with tools to ensure greater water conservation in our

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