Jeff Nagel

Canadian authorities seized $6.4 million in undeclared cash from passengers arriving from China in 2015.

B.C. urged to tighten scrutiny of foreign investors after spike in cash seized at YVR

Currency seized from Chinese citizens arriving in Vancouver more than doubled to $6.4 million in 2015

Canadian authorities seized $6.4 million in undeclared cash from passengers arriving from China in 2015.
Evergreen Line test train at Lincoln Station.

Evergreen Line set to open before Christmas

Passengers won't have to wait until 2017 to ride new SkyTrain line to Port Moody and Coquitlam

Evergreen Line test train at Lincoln Station.
Chronic overcrowding is a problem not just in Vancouver but on several routes in Surrey

TransLink boss maps out transit surge option

Quick relief for crowded buses possible – if Metro Vancouver mayors and B.C. government can make a deal to deliver more money

Chronic overcrowding is a problem not just in Vancouver but on several routes in Surrey
No way to make Ponzi fraudster repay B.C. victims

No way to make Ponzi fraudster repay B.C. victims

Disappointment as Surrey-based pyramid scheme draws no charges, $21.8 million in penalties likely to go unpaid

No way to make Ponzi fraudster repay B.C. victims
Rising numbers of crashes and higher claims costs are hurting ICBC's bottom line.

ICBC seeks 4.9 per cent basic rate hike as crashes, costs climb

$60 a year increase for most drivers once optional auto insurance increase is included

Rising numbers of crashes and higher claims costs are hurting ICBC's bottom line.
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Dismal sockeye salmon run is Fraser River’s worst return in 120 years

853,000 fish estimated returning is worse than the disaster year of 2009 that triggered the Cohen inquiry, but not as unexpected

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Map from tracking service Inside Airbnb shows locations of more than 4

Airbnb, housing issues get spotlight at UBCM

Cities seek government action to 'level playing field' with existing hotels, avoid loss of long-term rentals to vacation market

Map from tracking service Inside Airbnb shows locations of more than 4
New Mark III SkyTrain cars are now going into service on TransLink's rapid transit lines.

VIDEO: Slick new SkyTrain cars hit the tracks

Bigger windows, more room and a quieter ride among the features passengers will notice with new generation of SkyTrain

New Mark III SkyTrain cars are now going into service on TransLink's rapid transit lines.
New federal rules allowing home growing of medical marijuana take effect Aug. 24.

New medical pot grow rules draw praise, concern

Feds reopen licensing for home growers after court ruling

New federal rules allowing home growing of medical marijuana take effect Aug. 24.
Somerset Gardens is a three-storey rental apartment building in Surrey operated by Metro Vancouver's housing corporation.

Foreign tax could power rental building boom

Although new tax levied in Metro Vancouver, housing fund can benefit other regions as well, province says

Somerset Gardens is a three-storey rental apartment building in Surrey operated by Metro Vancouver's housing corporation.
Traffic over the Port Mann Bridge was up 5 per cent in 2015 and it's up even more this summer with the Pattullo Bridge lane closures in effect.

Toll revenue up but so is debt for Port Mann Bridge

Traffic up five per cent in 2015, and 24.5 per cent last month during Pattullo lane closures

Traffic over the Port Mann Bridge was up 5 per cent in 2015 and it's up even more this summer with the Pattullo Bridge lane closures in effect.
An Angus Reid Institute online poll has found strong support for government intervention in the real estate market.

Poll finds strong support for foreign home tax

Government waited too long to intervene in white-hot real estate market: survey respondents

An Angus Reid Institute online poll has found strong support for government intervention in the real estate market.
New graphic for use on social media released by Fraser Health.

More drug deaths in Fraser region, Surrey hospital averaging three overdoses a day

Fraser Health begins social media, poster campaign to educate drug users, warns all drugs may be contaminated

New graphic for use on social media released by Fraser Health.
Packaged fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.

B.C. steps up drug overdose response, seeks federal help [with VIDEO]

Task force created, Ottawa under pressure to act to restrict pill presses, unchecked importation of small packages of fentanyl

Packaged fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new data on residential real estate buying by foreign citizens.

Foreign buying in Metro Vancouver now pegged at 10 per cent

New data released a day after province's announcement of 15 per cent tax on real estate purchases by foreign citizens in region

Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new data on residential real estate buying by foreign citizens.
For sale sign in Surrey's Cloverdale town centre.

Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market

Real estate tax to be applied only in Metro Vancouver so far may drive foreign money to other regions

For sale sign in Surrey's Cloverdale town centre.
Compass cards have swiftly come to dominate transit payment in Metro Vancouver since the system fully rolled out in January.

Fare revenue, ridership up as Compass passes million-user milestone

TransLink to close remaining open accessible SkyTrain faregates July 25

Compass cards have swiftly come to dominate transit payment in Metro Vancouver since the system fully rolled out in January.
First responders perform CPR on a drug overdose victim in Surrey Saturday night on 108 Avenue near 135A Street.

Drug consumption sites to be part of Fraser strategy on overdoses

Fraser Health pledges to identify priority locations for safe use after spike in overdoses in Surrey

First responders perform CPR on a drug overdose victim in Surrey Saturday night on 108 Avenue near 135A Street.
Packages of fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.

‘Dramatic’ spike in Surrey overdoses prompts warning, fear of more lethal drugs

20 overdoses in 24 hours leads to public warning from police, Fraser Health

Packages of fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.
Bus drivers have secured a tentative three-year deal with TransLink subsidiary Coast Mountain Bus Co.

Tentative contract with Metro Vancouver transit workers ends threat of strike

Three-year agreement reached with bus drivers, support staff, SeaBus workers

Bus drivers have secured a tentative three-year deal with TransLink subsidiary Coast Mountain Bus Co.