Jeff Nagel

TransLink has aborted a change that would have resulted in SkyTrains running less frequently in Surrey at off-peak times.

Planned SkyTrain frequency cut for Surrey cancelled after complaints

TransLink officials say they didn't intend to create extra 90-second wait between trains to and from King George

TransLink has aborted a change that would have resulted in SkyTrains running less frequently in Surrey at off-peak times.
Dangerous dogs should be recorded in a registry that applies across B.C.

B.C.-wide registry of dangerous dogs urged

Municipal leaders say it's too easy for owners of dangerous dogs to skip town and evade tracking and restrictions

Dangerous dogs should be recorded in a registry that applies across B.C.
An upstairs apartment above a plaza in Revelstoke rents for $250 a night on Airbnb.

Airbnb pledges to help B.C. cities regulate, tax vacation rentals

UBCM forum told of growing concern about impact on housing supply, options for local regulations

An upstairs apartment above a plaza in Revelstoke rents for $250 a night on Airbnb.
RCMP coverage is a major cost driver for B.C. municipalities and those costs jump sharply when a population exceeds 5

B.C. cities seek policing cost reform at UBCM

Smaller communities want to smooth out abrupt jump in RCMP costs when their population tops 5,000

RCMP coverage is a major cost driver for B.C. municipalities and those costs jump sharply when a population exceeds 5
Uber Canada public policy manager Michael van Hemmen

B.C. cities split on steering future to Uber or reformed taxis

Communities 'held hostage' and 'begging for change' from new transportation technology, UBCM hears

Uber Canada public policy manager Michael van Hemmen
Delegates voting Wednesday morning at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Victoria.

B.C. cities join push to halt Vancouver Island old-growth logging

UBCM delegates vote to protect remaining ancient forests on Crown land

Delegates voting Wednesday morning at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Victoria.
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaking after his speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention Wednesday.

B.C. Greens to shun corporate, union donations

Leader Andrew Weaver presses BC Liberals, NDP to follow Greens and take 'big money' out of politics

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaking after his speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention Wednesday.
Waits at SkyTrain stations for Expo Line trains to Surrey will get significantly longer at off-peak times after Oct. 22.

Stealth cut in SkyTrain frequency to Surrey slammed

Expo branch trains may run up to 90 seconds further apart at off-peak times

Waits at SkyTrain stations for Expo Line trains to Surrey will get significantly longer at off-peak times after Oct. 22.
Townhomes offer a modest way of increasing density that could provide much more housing

‘Backwards’ tax system, zoning undermines affordable housing

U.S. cities better at giving locals advantage over foreign buyers, UBCM delegates told

Townhomes offer a modest way of increasing density that could provide much more housing
Health Minister Terry Lake.

Fraser youth detox beds plunged but set to rebound

Health Minister Terry Lake rejects NDP criticism of government response to deadly drug overdose crisis

Health Minister Terry Lake.
TransLink's first Mark III SkyTrain

TransLink ‘not disappointed’ after new SkyTrain stalls

Next-generation Mark III train from Bombardier undergoing re-testing after losing propulsion on bridge

TransLink's first Mark III SkyTrain
A double decker BC Transit bus in Victoria.

Double-decker buses could roll into Metro Vancouver

TransLink considering new types of buses for fleet

A double decker BC Transit bus in Victoria.
A red line along Highway 91 southbound shows typical congestion over the Alex Fraser Bridge that prompts some drivers to use the Annacis Island off-ramp as a bypass.

Red light to deter Alex Fraser bridge cheaters

New traffic signal will create extra delay for shortcutters who try to use Annacis Island as a bypass

A red line along Highway 91 southbound shows typical congestion over the Alex Fraser Bridge that prompts some drivers to use the Annacis Island off-ramp as a bypass.
The number of Metro Vancouver homes sold to foreign buyers has plunged.

Foreign buying of Metro homes plunged after new tax

Less than one per cent of Metro deals involved foreigners in August, down from 13.2 per cent in the previous six weeks

The number of Metro Vancouver homes sold to foreign buyers has plunged.
Prince William and Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – will spend a full week touring B.C. and Yukon.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Where and when the Royals will be and what they’ll see and do

Use our interactive feature to explore where William and Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — will be in B.C.

Prince William and Kate – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – will spend a full week touring B.C. and Yukon.
Fentanyl pills seized by police.

B.C.’s drug overdose death toll climbs to 488

Fraser region accounts for most deaths so far this year, province deregulates naloxone

Fentanyl pills seized by police.
Townhouses under construction in Surrey.

BC Liberals pledge 3,000 new units through $500m housing fund

Few details yet on new affordable housing projects, to be funded in part by foreign buyers tax

Townhouses under construction in Surrey.
Map of how SkyTrain will run after Oct. 22.

How transit commutes will change as SkyTrain lines reconfigure

Millennium Line shrinks, Expo Line to get two branches as of Oct. 22 ahead of Evergreen 'extension' opening

Map of how SkyTrain will run after Oct. 22.
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson after mayors' council tentative agreement on a first-phase transit expansion.

Metro Vancouver mayors push ahead with transit surge plan (with VIDEO)

Plan would lift property tax, add development charges in order to take advantage of federal grants, quickly increase bus, SkyTrain service

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson after mayors' council tentative agreement on a first-phase transit expansion.
Minimum wage workers now get $10.85 an hour in B.C.

B.C. minimum wage rises 40 cents today to $10.85 an hour

Pay raise for 120,000 B.C. workers criticized as too small as labour, NDP push for $15 minimum

Minimum wage workers now get $10.85 an hour in B.C.