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Gibsons gets gold!

Gibsons gets gold!

Gibsons, a small town on BC’s Sunshine Coast has won two international awards from the United Nations endorsed International Awards for Livable Communities.

Gibsons won a gold award for being the world's most livable community (with a population of less than 20,000) in the “Whole City” category.

The award recognizes best practices, innovation and leadership in providing a vibrant, environmentally sustainable community that improves the quality of life for residents.

Gibsons has also won first place for outstanding achievement in “Planning for the Future." This includes planning for energy, water and land conservation, promoting alternate forms of transportation and encouraging a diverse cross-section of residents - all ages, incomes and stages of life.

Congratulations, Gibsons!

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