Jeff Nagel

Packaged fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.

B.C. steps up drug overdose response, seeks federal help [with VIDEO]

Task force created, Ottawa under pressure to act to restrict pill presses, unchecked importation of small packages of fentanyl

Packaged fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new data on residential real estate buying by foreign citizens.

Foreign buying in Metro Vancouver now pegged at 10 per cent

New data released a day after province's announcement of 15 per cent tax on real estate purchases by foreign citizens in region

Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new data on residential real estate buying by foreign citizens.
For sale sign in Surrey's Cloverdale town centre.

Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market

Real estate tax to be applied only in Metro Vancouver so far may drive foreign money to other regions

For sale sign in Surrey's Cloverdale town centre.
Compass cards have swiftly come to dominate transit payment in Metro Vancouver since the system fully rolled out in January.

Fare revenue, ridership up as Compass passes million-user milestone

TransLink to close remaining open accessible SkyTrain faregates July 25

Compass cards have swiftly come to dominate transit payment in Metro Vancouver since the system fully rolled out in January.
First responders perform CPR on a drug overdose victim in Surrey Saturday night on 108 Avenue near 135A Street.

Drug consumption sites to be part of Fraser strategy on overdoses

Fraser Health pledges to identify priority locations for safe use after spike in overdoses in Surrey

First responders perform CPR on a drug overdose victim in Surrey Saturday night on 108 Avenue near 135A Street.
Packages of fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.

‘Dramatic’ spike in Surrey overdoses prompts warning, fear of more lethal drugs

20 overdoses in 24 hours leads to public warning from police, Fraser Health

Packages of fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.
Bus drivers have secured a tentative three-year deal with TransLink subsidiary Coast Mountain Bus Co.

Tentative contract with Metro Vancouver transit workers ends threat of strike

Three-year agreement reached with bus drivers, support staff, SeaBus workers

Bus drivers have secured a tentative three-year deal with TransLink subsidiary Coast Mountain Bus Co.
Drug overdose deaths are up sharply in 2016, prompting a public health emergency.

Drug overdose deaths surge 74 per cent so far in 2016

Coroners record 56 deaths in January and 371 for the year's first six months, fentanyl detected in 60 per cent

Drug overdose deaths are up sharply in 2016, prompting a public health emergency.
Loyalty reward points will remain off limits for B.C. shoppers buying prescription drugs.

Supreme Court upholds ban on B.C. pharmacy reward points

Regulators consider prescription incentives a health risk

Loyalty reward points will remain off limits for B.C. shoppers buying prescription drugs.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong.

B.C. will empower Vancouver tax on empty homes

Legislature will be recalled July 25 to amend Vancouver Charter, De Jong doesn't rule out allowing similar taxes by other cities

Finance Minister Mike de Jong.
One of the vehicles Arthur Tong advertised on Craigslist as having 'low kms' after rewinding the odometer.

Odometer rollbacks by banned car dealer prompt warning from regulators

Arthur Tong banned from car business, forced to compensate unsuspecting buyers

One of the vehicles Arthur Tong advertised on Craigslist as having 'low kms' after rewinding the odometer.
B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new findings on real estate transactions Thursday in Victoria.

Foreigners bought 5.1 per cent of Metro Vancouver homes sold in June

Preliminary numbers shed first glimmer of light on prevalence of foreign buyers of real estate in Metro Vancouver

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new findings on real estate transactions Thursday in Victoria.
Failing to conduct a home inspection before purchase can leave buyers on the hook for unexpected costs, such as asbestos remediation, after the fact.

Cooling off period urged to protect hasty home buyers

B.C. home inspectors say bidding wars prompt risky subject-free deals that can leave buyers with unexpected costs and regrets

Failing to conduct a home inspection before purchase can leave buyers on the hook for unexpected costs, such as asbestos remediation, after the fact.
Rendering of 10-lane Massey Bridge.

Metro Vancouver opposes 10-lane Massey Bridge

Regional district says it can't support $3.5 billion project to replace Massey Tunnel as proposed

Rendering of 10-lane Massey Bridge.
Recommendations for reform have been released for B.C.'s real estate industry.

Watchdog calls for real estate reforms, penalties of up to $250,000

Independent Advisory Group issues findings on alleged wrongdoing by realtors, issues 28 recommendations

Recommendations for reform have been released for B.C.'s real estate industry.
Tolls to cross the Golden Ears Bridge will go up for inflation on July 15.

Golden Ears Bridge tolls to rise 5 cents

Annual increase to cross bridge over Fraser River between Surrey and Langley is pegged to inflation

Tolls to cross the Golden Ears Bridge will go up for inflation on July 15.
HandyDart Riders Alliance co-chair Tim Louis praised new TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond's commitment to a full review of how HandyDart service is delivered.

TransLink pledges full review of HandyDart

Promise to rethink service standards, contracting out wins praise from users

HandyDart Riders Alliance co-chair Tim Louis praised new TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond's commitment to a full review of how HandyDart service is delivered.
Lorraine Tran using a stick to tap out at faregates. The device has a mouthpiece on one end and the chip portion cut out of her Compass card on the other end.

Special SkyTrain gates promised for disabled passengers who can’t tap out

TransLink plans to close faregates now left open by end of July, in favour of short-term fix

Lorraine Tran using a stick to tap out at faregates. The device has a mouthpiece on one end and the chip portion cut out of her Compass card on the other end.
Bill Bennett in 2010, when he squared off against then-premier Gordon Campbell.

‘Warrior’ for B.C. Bill Bennett won’t run again

Colourful energy and mines minister opts for family time, recalls his 'extreme' stand against Gordon Campbell

Bill Bennett in 2010, when he squared off against then-premier Gordon Campbell.
An oil tanker is flanked by tethered tugs as it heads out of Burrard Inlet.

Trans Mountain pipeline faces barrage of legal challenges

Squamish Nation, City of Vancouver aim to overturn National Energy Board recommendation to approve Kinder Morgan project

An oil tanker is flanked by tethered tugs as it heads out of Burrard Inlet.