Federal Conservatives have pledged to cover up to $700 million of a proposed $2.1-billion light rail rapid transit network in Surrey but acknowledged the project still needs an elusive regional funding source to proceed.
B.C. civic leaders heard conflicting views Monday on whether Vancouver's renegade approach to regulating marijuana retail stores – in defiance of federal government opposition – is legally defensible and a viable option for other communities.
Canada's policy of requiring incoming government-assisted refugees to pay back loans of up to $10,000 for their air fare, medical exams and documents is under renewed fire now that the Syrian refugee crisis has emerged as a federal election issue.
Disgusted drivers can be excused for thinking the era of cheap energy prices has somehow bypassed B.C. Gas prices have barely budged from a year ago despite a more than 50 per cent plunge in crude oil prices.
As home prices spiral up beyond the reach of many Lower Mainland residents, the federal parties are staking out different approaches on how they would deal with the housing affordability problem if elected.
TransLink is abandoning most of its plan to rehabilitate the 80-year-old Pattullo Bridge and will instead do minimal repairs in hopes a replacement bridge can be built as soon as possible. Officials say they've decided the seismic upgrading portion is "cost-prohibitive" if it could technically be done at all.
Biosolids – the processed sludge Metro Vancouver recovers at its Annacis Island sewage treatment plant from what residents flush down the toilet – could soon be burned as a fuel in local cement plants.
TransLink is switching to a one-zone fare at all times on buses as the solution that will allow it to roll out its long-delayed Compass card to the entire transit system. It means a price drop of at least $1.25 for regular riders who now pay for two or three zones on certain bus routes that cross zone boundaries. That could add up to $554 a year for riders of two-zone routes over the Fraser from Surrey, and up to $948 per year for riders of certain three-zone routes to Vancouver from the Tri Cities.