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Premier Christy Clark taking questions from Black Press reporters in Surrey Tuesday.

Premier talks bridge tolls, hot real estate (VIDEO)

In conversation with Christy Clark on Lower Mainland issues

Premier Christy Clark taking questions from Black Press reporters in Surrey Tuesday.
Transit buses in Metro Vancouver could be sidelined if drivers and support staff go on strike.

Bus, SeaBus workers in Metro Vancouver to hold strike vote



Unions cite demands from TransLink for concessions in setting April 28 strike vote

Transit buses in Metro Vancouver could be sidelined if drivers and support staff go on strike.
The City of Surrey has 330 intersection cameras for traffic management.

Plate-scanning camera use by police remains limited

No plans to connect City of Surrey traffic cameras to licence plate recognition technology: RCMP head

The City of Surrey has 330 intersection cameras for traffic management.
More water could be drawn from the Coquitlam reservoir over the short and medium term.

Metro Vancouver to study water metering for conservation

Regional district set for early start of sprinkling restrictions this summer, eyes long-range options

More water could be drawn from the Coquitlam reservoir over the short and medium term.
TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond is defending the Compass card rollout.

TransLink CEO defends Compass rollout despite challenges

No turning back despite paper ticket hacks, wheelchair access trouble, says Kevin Desmond

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond is defending the Compass card rollout.
Regulations are expected to curb shadow-flipping of homes

Beefed up penalties among expected real estate reforms

Carolyn Rogers signals her probe of shadow-flipping and other real estate misconduct will call for major changes

Regulations are expected to curb shadow-flipping of homes
Compass fare gates are supposed to keep fare evaders out but some are using smartphone apps to rewrite ticket data.

Fare evaders hack Compass tickets to open gates

TransLink so far reluctant to upgrade system to thwart 'minimal' problem of fraud by ticket tamperers

Compass fare gates are supposed to keep fare evaders out but some are using smartphone apps to rewrite ticket data.
Charging every vehicle on the road a fee for each kilometre travelled could be one way to fight congestion and create reform quickly

Simple road pricing scheme could happen fast, forum told

Political will by B.C. government only hurdle to rapid reform to cut congestion in Metro Vancouver, says Olewiler (WITH VIDEO)

Charging every vehicle on the road a fee for each kilometre travelled could be one way to fight congestion and create reform quickly
The 6.7 cents a litre in carbon tax that now gets added at the pump could be going up starting in 2018.

B.C. mayors push for steady carbon tax hikes

Metro Vancouver regional district criticizes province for failing to deliver detailed climate plan on time

The 6.7 cents a litre in carbon tax that now gets added at the pump could be going up starting in 2018.
Mountain snowpacks are healthy

Snowpack near normal across B.C. a year after extreme drought

Warm weather means runoff is underway early and B.C. rivers are already swelling: River Forecast Centre

Mountain snowpacks are healthy
Detached house prices in the Fraser Valley are up 26 per cent from a year earlier

Pace of house price gains in Fraser Valley now nearly rivals Vancouver

26 per cent year-over-year benchmark real estate price jump has accelerated in recent months

Detached house prices in the Fraser Valley are up 26 per cent from a year earlier
Indoor surfing would be one of the activities in a new water adventure centre at Blackcomb in Whistler.

Water park part of Whistler’s ‘Renaissance’ plan for weather independence

$345-million redevelopment centred on Blackcomb follows approval of rival Garibaldi at Squamish resort

Indoor surfing would be one of the activities in a new water adventure centre at Blackcomb in Whistler.
Fare gates are finally to close at all stations and stay that way – at least most of the time – starting this week.

All B.C. Bus Pass users to get Compass cards

Fare gates close at all SkyTrain stations in Metro Vancouver this week

Fare gates are finally to close at all stations and stay that way – at least most of the time – starting this week.
Rendering of planned 10-lane bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel.

Massey Bridge needs federal review: Metro politicians

Delta mayor Lois Jackson only opponent in vote to ask Ottawa to assess tunnel replacement project

Rendering of planned 10-lane bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel.
TransLink bus routes are getting a major revamp in the coming months.

Transit review spawns major bus route changes

Many service changes tied to Evergreen Line launch, proposals that drew fire in White Rock shelved

TransLink bus routes are getting a major revamp in the coming months.
Uber's ride-matching app doesn't yet work in B.C. but 225

Uber ups pressure on B.C. government

Fassbender says province won't be stampeded in its 'careful' review of possible sharing economy reforms

Uber's ride-matching app doesn't yet work in B.C. but 225
The Massey Tunnel is to be removed when it's replaced with a new bridge over the Fraser River.

More public support for fair tolls than Massey Bridge

Todd Stone claims strong backing for tunnel replacement, 44 per cent want lower tolls or tolls on all bridges

The Massey Tunnel is to be removed when it's replaced with a new bridge over the Fraser River.
Amarjeet Sohi is the federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

New rapid transit lines not tied to next election: Sohi

Federal infrastructure minister says grant timing is about project readiness not politics

Amarjeet Sohi is the federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
Jock Finlayson is executive vice-president of the Business Council of British Columbia.

Big federal deficit not alarming to Business Council of B.C.’s Finlayson

Economic growth should keep debt-to-GDP ratio steady, rebound in dollar, oil may improve confidence

Jock Finlayson is executive vice-president of the Business Council of British Columbia.
The SkyTrain system should get more train cars as part of an initial round of federal infrastructure grants.

Federal transit grants to chug slowly at first

Ottawa boosts its share to up to 50 per cent for new rapid transit lines, eases quest for new Metro Vancouver tax for TransLink

The SkyTrain system should get more train cars as part of an initial round of federal infrastructure grants.