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Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt speaks to resolution on fossil fuel-free investing at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.

B.C. cities seek to end oily investments

UBCM vote calls for alternative, despite challenges

Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt speaks to resolution on fossil fuel-free investing at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.
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.
Dangerous dogs should be recorded in a registry that applies across B.C., municipal leaders say.

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., municipal leaders say.
RCMP coverage is a major cost driver for B.C. municipalities and those costs jump sharply when a population exceeds 5,000.

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 5,000.
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.
Uber Canada public policy manager Michael van Hemmen, speaking at a forum on ride-sharing at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Victoria Tuesday.

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, speaking at a forum on ride-sharing at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Victoria Tuesday.
Townhomes offer a modest way of increasing density that could provide much more housing, according to a UBC housing expert who says far too much land is zoned only for detached houses.

‘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, according to a UBC housing expert who says far too much land is zoned only for detached houses.
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.
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.
TransLink's first Mark III SkyTrain, which has been in testing.

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, which has been in testing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender is also Minister responsible for TransLink.

Fassbender tells Metro Vancouver mayors to ‘suck it up’ on transit funding

Minister says mayors can't hold out for the perfect deal to fund entire 10-year TransLink expansion plan

Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender is also Minister responsible for TransLink.
B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong.

MSP hike off as real estate lifts B.C. budget surplus

Property transfer tax expected to rake in nearly $1 billion more than planned for 2016

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong.