As the economic recession strains budgets, cities in B.C. are looking for ways to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bylaw fines. At the UBCM’s annual convention the community of Courtney will be proposing that fines be applied to property taxes. This strategy would be difficult to implement in Vancouver, where half of residents are renters, and other strategies must be sought. Read about more strategies and find about the UBCM’s resolutions for 2009 at the Globe and Mail.