Metro Vancouver

A video captured on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Metro Vancouver Thursday (April 21) morning, shows angry drivers dragging old growth logging protestors, who were blocking their commute, out of the way. (Save Old Growth/Twitter)

‘You wanna die?’: Angry commuters drag ‘Save Old Growth’ protesters off B.C. highway

Video captured clash between drivers, protestors in Metro Vancouver April 21

A video captured on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Metro Vancouver Thursday (April 21) morning, shows angry drivers dragging old growth logging protestors, who were blocking their commute, out of the way. (Save Old Growth/Twitter)
A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue in Langley. The transportation company announced April 20 it is planning to expand rapid bus services and active transportation over the next 10 years. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

TransLink aims to expand rapid bus service, active transport in next 10 years

Regional bus services will double, along with increased bike and walkways

A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue in Langley. The transportation company announced April 20 it is planning to expand rapid bus services and active transportation over the next 10 years. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
SkyTrain riders will now see short video advertisements projected onto windows when they ride through Dunsmuir tunnel, eastbound from Waterfront Station to Burrard Station. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

SkyTrain to start featuring video advertising on windows; 1st of its kind in North America

10-second silent videos play on train windows when riders enter Dunsmuir tunnel

SkyTrain riders will now see short video advertisements projected onto windows when they ride through Dunsmuir tunnel, eastbound from Waterfront Station to Burrard Station. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
A firefighter on a ladder truck directs water on a four-alarm fire burning at a single room occupancy (SRO) hotel, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Vancouver’s fire chief says some people remained unaccounted for as crews fought a fire inside a four-storey residential building in the city’s Gastown neighbourhood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

All residents of burned SRO hotel in Vancouver have been accounted for, officials say

Vancouver Fire Chief Karen Fry said the investigation is still in its “infant stages”

A firefighter on a ladder truck directs water on a four-alarm fire burning at a single room occupancy (SRO) hotel, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 11, 2022. Vancouver’s fire chief says some people remained unaccounted for as crews fought a fire inside a four-storey residential building in the city’s Gastown neighbourhood. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Stage 1 water restrictions take effect across Metro Vancouver on May 1, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metro Vancouver lawn watering limited to once a week this summer

New restrictions in effect from May 1 through Oct. 15

Stage 1 water restrictions take effect across Metro Vancouver on May 1, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Grave Digger will soar during a Monster Jam event planned at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum from March 18–20. (submitted photo)

‘Monster Jam’ trucks ready to roll in Vancouver after 3-year ‘pandemic pause’

Tickets on sale Feb. 8 for shows in March at Pacific Coliseum

Grave Digger will soar during a Monster Jam event planned at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum from March 18–20. (submitted photo)
The sewage system upgrades will see two pipes extended under the Fraser River to a Langley treatment facility. (The News files)

Metro ramps up work on sewage infrastructure in Maple Ridge

Construction moving to longer hours, then round-the-clock next month

The sewage system upgrades will see two pipes extended under the Fraser River to a Langley treatment facility. (The News files)
30 to 50 millimetres is expected before evening when the system will taper off into a few showers. (Black Press files)

Rainfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

50 to 70 mm expected to fall today, Jan. 30

30 to 50 millimetres is expected before evening when the system will taper off into a few showers. (Black Press files)
Metro Vancouver’s board of directors voted Friday (Jan. 28) to send a proposal to develop South Campbell Heights lands for employment back to Metro staff for discussion of concerns that have been raised. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)

Metro Vancouver hits pause button on South Campbell Heights development proposal

Environmentalists, industry advocates weigh in on Surrey’s plan for industrial expansion

Metro Vancouver’s board of directors voted Friday (Jan. 28) to send a proposal to develop South Campbell Heights lands for employment back to Metro staff for discussion of concerns that have been raised. (File photo/City of Surrey graphic)
Special weather statements are in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 - 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

More rain and wind to hit Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley starting tomorrow

40 to 60 mm of rain expected, winds speeds from 60 to 80 km

Special weather statements are in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 - 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will both see another 20 to 40 millimetres of rain today. (Pixabay)

Heavy rains will continue to pour on Lower Mainland today, Dec. 1

Another 20 to 40 mm can be expected before it tapers of by evening

Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will both see another 20 to 40 millimetres of rain today. (Pixabay)
(Black Press Media File)

Metro Vancouver seeks input on rules to reduce cannabis grow odours

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents can offer their feedback until the end of November

(Black Press Media File)
A sign warning people not to feed wildlife is seen at Stanley Park after numerous people have been attacked by coyotes, in Vancouver, on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Unanimous approval for ban on feeding any wild animals in Vancouver parks

Commissioners support a sliding scale that would include higher fines for repeat offences

A sign warning people not to feed wildlife is seen at Stanley Park after numerous people have been attacked by coyotes, in Vancouver, on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A backhoe works on the site where sewage spilled into Katzie Slough on Friday. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Sewage spills into Katzie Slough in Pitt Meadows

Metro cleaning spill, has called in environmental consultant

A backhoe works on the site where sewage spilled into Katzie Slough on Friday. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall (right) posed with mascots Pee and Poo during Metro Vancouver’s Meet Your Local Leader event at the Fair at the PNE. The program, which connected residents from across the region with local leaders, was part of the Metro Vancouver: Together We Make Our Region Strong exhibit that wrapped up Sept. 6. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows had presence at PNE

Hundreds of locals attended the annual summer fair in Vancouver

Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall (right) posed with mascots Pee and Poo during Metro Vancouver’s Meet Your Local Leader event at the Fair at the PNE. The program, which connected residents from across the region with local leaders, was part of the Metro Vancouver: Together We Make Our Region Strong exhibit that wrapped up Sept. 6. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)
Smoke-filled skies on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Aug. 13, 2021. The air quality advisory remains in effect for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver for a second day as winds blow smoke from wildfires into the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality takes a dive from Vancouver to Hope as smoke blows in

Air quality advisory in effect for 2nd day obscuring mountain views and making breathing difficult

Smoke-filled skies on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Aug. 13, 2021. The air quality advisory remains in effect for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver for a second day as winds blow smoke from wildfires into the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)

Air quality advisory cancelled for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

Weather shift with onshore winds is helping clear smoke from wildfires

Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)
People wear face masks while riding the wooden roller coaster at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver’s Playland at the PNE set to reopen June 11

Physical distancing and masks will be required at all times on rides, during gameplay and while in lines

People wear face masks while riding the wooden roller coaster at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Small majority of B.C. residents in favour of a Vancouver 2030 Olympic bid: survey

A new survey shows a split over the possibility of public money being spent to organize and host the winter games

A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Metro Vancouver Parks employee deals with an illegal dumping at Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty photo)

Illegal trash disposal an issue in Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows

Ecologically sensitive area sees heaps of household garbage

Metro Vancouver Parks employee deals with an illegal dumping at Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty photo)
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