Allnorth Planning Team wins Silver at the International Awards for Liveable Communities

Friday, March 1, 2013

Vancouver, BC, March 1, 2013-Allnorth wins Silver at the 2012 International Awards for Liveable Communities conference held in the United Arab Emirates.

The Village of Telkwa’s “Resiliency Plan,” was short-listed out of 400 applications to be invited to the sustainable communities’ competition.  The Resiliency Plan, a new hybrid planning document, won silver out of 28 international projects in the Socio-Economic category, at the United Nation’s endorsed International Awards for Liveable Communities (LivCom). This global competition recognizes international best practices for sustainability.

Allnorth’s award-winning planning team led by Felice Mazzoni, in collaboration with the Village of Telkwa, created British Columbia’s first “Resiliency Plan”, which includes an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw and Affordable Housing Needs Assessment and Action Plan.

“Working with the Allnorth planning team to develop these four policy documents has been a unique and rewarding experience. The team led the municipality through a grass-roots community engagement process creating a long term planning framework that will guide current and future councils and staff.”

- Kim Martinsen – Chief Administrative Officer, Telkwa.

About Allnorth
Allnorth is a Canadian-based, diversified engineering and technical services company that serves hundreds of domestic and global customers in the Mining, Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper and Infrastructure sectors. Since being founded in 1995, Allnorth has become one of Canada's fastest growing firms in its field. In fact, Allnorth was recently added to Business in Vancouver's list of B.C.'s 100 fastest growing companies. The success of Allnorth has been based on the organization's core principles of customer service, integrity, empowering employees, and quality management practices. Allnorth operates across Canada in 16 strategically located offices and employs a network of 528 professionals.


If you would like to speak to Allnorth’s planning team, please call Felice at the Victoria office at 250-413-7265.

About Telkwa
The Village of Telkwa is located on Yellowhead Highway 16 route to Alaska in northwestern British Columbia. Nestled on the banks of the world-renowned Bulkley and Telkwa Rivers, the picturesque historical village borders Tyhee Lake Provincial Park. Telkwa is home to nearly 1,500 residents.

More information on Telkwa can be found at: http://www.telkwa.com/

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