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land use Land Use

Former industrial lands cleaned up and ready to bring about district revitalization

Having contributed to Canada’s industrial output for over a century, a 20-hectare site a kilometre southeast of downtown Brantford, ON, has found new purpose.
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Peer learning sparks more sustainable infrastructure planning for municipality

One of 12 participating municipalities in FCM’s pilot Leadership in Asset Management Program, the City of Melville, SK, has upped its game in sustainable infrastructure planning and decision-making.
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water Water

Town boosts wastewater treatment capacity and improves water quality

Using an innovative addition to its wastewater treatment system, the Town of Perth, ON, was able to affordably increase the quality of water discharged by its treatment system into the Tay River and extend the system’s life by another 30 years.
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waste Waste

Study helps set direction for new composting facility

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, BC, extensively studied the viability of a new composting facility that would divert the region’s considerable organic waste from landfill.
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Municipal fleet electrification Municipal fleet electrification
transportation Transportation

Community-led vehicle charging network drives big shift in rural setting

Thanks to a bold, shared vision and effective collaboration, new infrastructure for electric vehicles has attracted tourists and reduced emissions across BC’s rural Kootenay region.
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Municipal fleet electrification Municipal fleet electrification
transportation Transportation

New electric vehicle-sharing system reduces emissions and generates revenue

Six forward-thinking municipalities in Quebec have added electric vehicles to their fleets and made them available to residents and partners through a car-sharing system for municipalities in the region.
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water Water

Passive approach to wastewater treatment yields fewer GHGs and lower costs

The Town of Montague, PE, used a passive geotextile dewatering system to turn a sludge problem into a boon for the community.
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Sustainable affordable housing Sustainable affordable housing
energy | housing Energy | Housing

Seniors enjoy much-needed sustainable addition to community housing

A community housing building for seniors in Welland, ON, shows how a community can help close critical housing gaps with smart investments that reduce energy costs and GHGs.
Sustainable Affordable Housing
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Local energy generation Local energy generation
energy Energy

Forestry waste proves ideal heat source for small town

In 2012, Saint-Ubalde, a small rural town in Quebec, launched a project to convert biowaste into biofuel to heat several municipal and institutional buildings.
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water Water

Wastewater from water treatment system used for wetlands, wildlife and community space

The City of Yorkton, SK, found a great way to ramp up the environmental benefits of its new water treatment plant by treating the wastewater it produced.
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waste Waste

One-stop shop for waste management sparks community pride

The integrated waste management complex in Quebec’s Manicouagan region is the first of its kind in the province to collect, treat and recover value from waste—all in one place.
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waste Waste

Pilot program proves textile recycling within reach for Canada’s municipalities

Thanks to the pioneering spirit of the City of Markham, ON, residents can now donate old clothes and other textiles through a program that creates jobs, supports local charities and keeps millions of pounds of textiles out of landfill.
CCRI
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land use Land Use

Revitalized park brings community back to the river

The City of New Westminster bought an abandoned timber wharf site and transformed it into an urban riverfront park with equal parts built on land and water. 
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Municipal and community buildings Municipal and community buildings
energy Energy

Canada’s first net-zero energy municipal library shows what’s possible

The City of Varennes, QC, is the first Canadian municipality to construct an institutional building that will soon produce as much energy as it consumes.
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Sustainable affordable housing Sustainable affordable housing
energy | housing Energy | Housing

Retrofits lead to healthier, more energy-efficient homes for community housing residents

A major energy-efficiency retrofit project in Toronto has delivered better indoor air quality and greater comfort to 1,500 residents.  
Sustainable Affordable Housing
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Municipal fleet electrification Municipal fleet electrification
transportation Transportation

Tourist hub in Rockies rolls out Canada’s first all-hybrid bus fleet

To reduce its GHG impacts, the Town of Banff replaced its diesel transit buses with hybrid biodiesel-electric models, becoming the first municipality in Canada to run an all-hybrid fleet. 
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water Water

Deep lake water revolutionizes cooling and improves water quality for residents

The City of Toronto, ON, paired its water utility infrastructure with Enwave’s deep lake water cooling system to cool the city’s downtown and provide residents with cleaner drinking water.
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Municipal and community buildings Municipal and community buildings
energy Energy

New energy-efficient pool and fitness centre boost well-being in remote northern community

The City of Iqaluit, NU, rejuvenated its downtown core by transforming an abandoned and contaminated site into a popular and sustainable community hub
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Community efficiency financing Community efficiency financing
energy Energy

Successful solar hot water pilot leads to major program expansion

Halifax Regional Municipality, NS, offered direct financing to homeowners to install solar-powered water heating systems, lowering energy bills, water consumption and GHGs. 
Community Efficiency Financing
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Community efficiency financing Community efficiency financing
energy Energy

Direct financing program for homeowners delivers solar-powered water heating systems in Halifax

Homeowners in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), NS, can take advantage of municipal financing through the Solar City program to install solar-powered water heating systems, lower their energy bills, and reduce water consumption.
Community Efficiency Financing
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