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Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the toll reform debate isn't urgent because the opening of the next new toll bridge will be several years away.

No rush on bridge toll reform debate: Stone

Minister, premier dodge calls to clarify how Metro Vancouver tolling will be made fair

Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the toll reform debate isn't urgent because the opening of the next new toll bridge will be several years away.
Premier Christy Clark is promising action to address shadow flipping by realtors.

Province to take profit out of real estate shadow flipping

Predatory practice saw some realtors profit as intermediaries

Premier Christy Clark is promising action to address shadow flipping by realtors.
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.

Stats point to rise in B.C. prison violence

NDP lists correctional centre understaffing, overcrowding as likely causes for increase in incidents

Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.
TransLink is proceeding with an amended plan to close its fare gates starting April 4.

TransLink to staff closed SkyTrain fare gates

Gate closures, full Compass rules to be in effect by April 8, but one gate to stay open for disabled when staff unavailable

TransLink is proceeding with an amended plan to close its fare gates starting April 4.
Strong winds that hit the Lower Mainland overnight on Wednesday and continued Thursday morning brought a large tree and power lines down near 46 Avenue and 200 Street in Langley.

Woman killed as wind storm knocks out power across southwest B.C.

Downed trees, darkened neighbourhoods follow a night of high winds in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

Strong winds that hit the Lower Mainland overnight on Wednesday and continued Thursday morning brought a large tree and power lines down near 46 Avenue and 200 Street in Langley.
The replacement of the Pattullo Bridge is considered urgent and a new agreement confirms it will be tolled.

Cities agree on tolling new Pattullo Bridge

Mayors in Surrey, New Westminster still want eventual shift to road pricing to reform how tolls are charged

The replacement of the Pattullo Bridge is considered urgent and a new agreement confirms it will be tolled.
A Syrian man carries a sleeping child off a bus at the Travelodge in Nanaimo last Thursday. The group of 38 refugees

Big families make Syrian refugees a challenge to house

Many refugees still in Metro Vancouver hotels, Surrey top destination for permanent homes

A Syrian man carries a sleeping child off a bus at the Travelodge in Nanaimo last Thursday. The group of 38 refugees
Peter Fassbender is the minister responsible for TransLink.

Minister backtracks after saying no referendum needed for vehicle levy

Peter Fassbender fans hopes of Metro mayors, then says he 'misspoke' in comments that a vehicle levy would not trigger a new plebiscite

Peter Fassbender is the minister responsible for TransLink.
Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, Aldergrove

Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, Aldergrove

Officials say there is no public health concern, but are assessing children and their contacts for risk

Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, Aldergrove
Unsafe handling of asbestos in the demolition of Lower Mainland homes has been a recurring problem and a top enforcement priority for WorkSafeBC in recent years.

Stakes ‘huge’ for B.C. workers if asbestos court ruling stands

WorkSafeBC appeals judge's dismissal of contempt case against contractor with more than 200 asbestos safety violations

Unsafe handling of asbestos in the demolition of Lower Mainland homes has been a recurring problem and a top enforcement priority for WorkSafeBC in recent years.
Some SkyTrain fare gates may remain open despite a April 8 target date set by TransLink to close them all.

Fix access issue before closing SkyTrain gates, TransLink told

People with severe disabilities would have had to phone ahead for an attendant under TransLink plan to close fare gates by April 8

Some SkyTrain fare gates may remain open despite a April 8 target date set by TransLink to close them all.
Communities Minister Peter Fassbender speaking Feb. 12 in Surrey.

Bridge request won’t bump transit grants: B.C.

Sohi confirms Ottawa may give more than a third towards infrastructure projects

Communities Minister Peter Fassbender speaking Feb. 12 in Surrey.
Hospitals in the Fraser Health region continue to struggle with high levels of  congestion. It's hoped that a shift of elderly patients out to new residential care beds will help.

Fraser cuts hospital beds as care homes open

Health region to shift patients out of hospitals to community care facilities

Hospitals in the Fraser Health region continue to struggle with high levels of  congestion. It's hoped that a shift of elderly patients out to new residential care beds will help.
Deck work on the Pattullo Bridge will restrict traffic and cause delays for five months this summer.

Pattullo Bridge delays to last five months

Deck work will slow traffic from late April until October, overlapping with New Westminster's parkade removal

Deck work on the Pattullo Bridge will restrict traffic and cause delays for five months this summer.
Facebook has become a major tool for ICBC investigators rooting out fraud.

Crash fraudsters busted by own online bragging

ICBC investigators scour social media postings for ammunition to reduce or deny inflated claims

Facebook has become a major tool for ICBC investigators rooting out fraud.
Metro Vancouver's contract to send garbage to the Cache Creek landfill expires this year.

Metro Vancouver seeks new backup landfill

Waste-to-energy push not over, but new dump needed to take garbage in meantime: officials

Metro Vancouver's contract to send garbage to the Cache Creek landfill expires this year.
A townhouse unit under construction in Surrey.

Province targets ‘hidden’ fees levied by cities on new homes

Premier wants to shine light on municipal development charges, urge reductions

A townhouse unit under construction in Surrey.
New TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond

TransLink turns south to Seattle for new CEO (with video)

Kevin Desmond headed King County transit system, now aims to inspire public confidence in Metro Vancouver transit agency

New TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond
B.C Finance Minister Mike de Jong.

Shadow flipping of homes to be probed

Investigation ordered after realtors, middlemen accused of ethics violations in Vancouver-area real estate deals

B.C Finance Minister Mike de Jong.
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner is among the mayors who met with the prime minister and federal ministers last week to make their case for infrastructure grants.

Mayors optimistic as feds ready grants

Transit, sewage upgrades among regional requests, but may face provincial competition for cash for ferries, new bridge

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner is among the mayors who met with the prime minister and federal ministers last week to make their case for infrastructure grants.