Jeff Nagel

Demand for townhouses is up in the Fraser Valley.

CHARTS: Lower Mainland house prices jump 7.7 per cent in May

Fastest real estate price gain in past six months has been in Surrey area (with interactive charts by city)

Demand for townhouses is up in the Fraser Valley.
New variable speed limits with electronic signs are in force on some B.C. highways.

Variable speed limits, electronic signs now active on three B.C. highways

Reduced limit will be tailored to weather on sections of Sea-to-Sky Highway, Coquihalla and Highway 1 near Revelstoke

New variable speed limits with electronic signs are in force on some B.C. highways.
Super 8 Hotel in Abbotsford where 18-year-old Alex Gervais died last year.

Hotel placements continue for B.C. children in care

Exceptional circumstances cited by children's ministry in each of 24 recent cases

Super 8 Hotel in Abbotsford where 18-year-old Alex Gervais died last year.
A commercial fishery for sockeye salmon on the Fraser River is so far looking unlikely this year

Low return of sockeye salmon projected for Fraser River

Commercial fishery unlikely for sockeye,which may have been weakened by warm ocean 'blob' and now face poor river conditions

A commercial fishery for sockeye salmon on the Fraser River is so far looking unlikely this year
Fraser River during the high water of 2012.

Growing risk of devastating flood in Lower Mainland from climate change: report

Most dikes along Fraser River do not meet modern standard, Fraser Basin Council finds

Fraser River during the high water of 2012.
A new report on housing affordability in Metro Vancouver compares what a buyer could get in 1976 to today for an equivalent price.

23 years to save a down payment in Metro Vancouver’s hot real estate market: report

Findings by Generation Squeeze underscore dire home affordability challenge for young in Lower Mainland

A new report on housing affordability in Metro Vancouver compares what a buyer could get in 1976 to today for an equivalent price.
TransLink's existing three-zone system for fares is up in the air as it begins a review of options for reform.

Transit fare review opens door to big changes

TransLink seeks advice on how to charge for trips as it launches major review of fares in Metro Vancouver

TransLink's existing three-zone system for fares is up in the air as it begins a review of options for reform.
A tanker loads with oil at Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby

NEB advances Trans Mountain oil pipeline

Tentative green light from federal regulators was widely expected, decision now rests with Trudeau government

A tanker loads with oil at Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby
Bob Dugan

Housing market outlook upbeat despite ‘overvaluation’

CMHC projects continued real estate gains in Metro Vancouver

Bob Dugan
Pipeline protesters may tear a page from the playbook of Fight HST leader Bill Vander Zalm

Greens eye referendum to thwart oil pipeline

Activists ready to use citizen initiative to force province-wide vote on Trans Mountain twinning

Pipeline protesters may tear a page from the playbook of Fight HST leader Bill Vander Zalm
A first phase of transit expansion would include improved bus service in Metro Vancouver

Push resumes for higher TransLink taxes

Metro Vancouver mayors in closed door talks with TransLink Minister Peter Fassbender on how to fund transit expansion

A first phase of transit expansion would include improved bus service in Metro Vancouver
Fentanyl may be passed off as Oxycontin or can be added to other opiates sold by dealers.

CHARTS: Drug overdose deaths in B.C. by city, region

Vancouver is top B.C. city for drug fatalities, but high numbers also in Surrey, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Kelowna

Fentanyl may be passed off as Oxycontin or can be added to other opiates sold by dealers.
Snow levels are far below normal on the mountains above this South Coast inlet.

Drought risk up as snowpack melts away

Alpine snow levels down sharply in most B.C. watersheds after warm, dry April

Snow levels are far below normal on the mountains above this South Coast inlet.
Invasive zebra mussels could create havoc with the ecosystems in B.C. lakes if they gain a foothold.

Boats intercepted with zebra mussels in B.C.

Illegal hunters, 'bear jams' and wildlife rescues all part of the job for conservation officers

Invasive zebra mussels could create havoc with the ecosystems in B.C. lakes if they gain a foothold.
Real estate prices began to climb steeply in the Fraser Valley region in 2015.

INTERACTIVE: Lower Mainland real estate prices hit new highs in April

Explore the data on how house prices have climbed in each Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley city

Real estate prices began to climb steeply in the Fraser Valley region in 2015.
Census envelopes began arriving in the mail this week.

Mandatory long-form census is back

Most households will answer short version of 10 questions, not 36-page long form

Census envelopes began arriving in the mail this week.
Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller on the set of Deadpool in Vancouver.

B.C. trims film tax credits for foreign firms

Subsidies for film, digital productions were reaching 'unsustainable' levels, says Finance Minister Mike de Jong

Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller on the set of Deadpool in Vancouver.
Metro Vancouver regional district board chair Greg Moore.

Province unfairly taxes Metro Vancouver, region charges

Urban politicians chafe at 'subsidizing' rural B.C., cite school taxes, carbon tax breaks

Metro Vancouver regional district board chair Greg Moore.
Getting around could get more complicated for Metro Vancouver bus riders if a strike vote by drivers and support staff leads to a full walkout.

Strike vote ups pressure in Metro Vancouver transit negotiations

98 per cent vote gives unions strike mandate against TransLink but more bargaining is expected

Getting around could get more complicated for Metro Vancouver bus riders if a strike vote by drivers and support staff leads to a full walkout.
An oil tanker loads at Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline terminal in Burnaby.

B.C. begins its own oil pipeline review

Trans Mountain twinning faces fresh hurdle after court ruled province could not rely solely on federal NEB review

An oil tanker loads at Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline terminal in Burnaby.