Jeff Nagel

The 6.7 cents a litre in carbon tax that now gets added at the pump could be going up starting in 2018.

B.C. mayors push for steady carbon tax hikes

Metro Vancouver regional district criticizes province for failing to deliver detailed climate plan on time

The 6.7 cents a litre in carbon tax that now gets added at the pump could be going up starting in 2018.
Mountain snowpacks are healthy, including at Whistler, as this April 7 webcam shot demonstrates.

Snowpack near normal across B.C. a year after extreme drought

Warm weather means runoff is underway early and B.C. rivers are already swelling: River Forecast Centre

Mountain snowpacks are healthy, including at Whistler, as this April 7 webcam shot demonstrates.
Detached house prices in the Fraser Valley are up 26 per cent from a year earlier, a pace now almost as fast as in Greater Vancouver.

Pace of house price gains in Fraser Valley now nearly rivals Vancouver

26 per cent year-over-year benchmark real estate price jump has accelerated in recent months

Detached house prices in the Fraser Valley are up 26 per cent from a year earlier, a pace now almost as fast as in Greater Vancouver.
Fare gates are finally to close at all stations and stay that way – at least most of the time – starting this week.

All B.C. Bus Pass users to get Compass cards

Fare gates close at all SkyTrain stations in Metro Vancouver this week

Fare gates are finally to close at all stations and stay that way – at least most of the time – starting this week.
Rendering of planned 10-lane bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel.

Massey Bridge needs federal review: Metro politicians

Delta mayor Lois Jackson only opponent in vote to ask Ottawa to assess tunnel replacement project

Rendering of planned 10-lane bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel.
Uber's ride-matching app doesn't yet work in B.C. but 225,000 people tried to use it here last year.

Uber ups pressure on B.C. government

Fassbender says province won't be stampeded in its 'careful' review of possible sharing economy reforms

Uber's ride-matching app doesn't yet work in B.C. but 225,000 people tried to use it here last year.
TransLink bus routes are getting a major revamp in the coming months.

Transit review spawns major bus route changes

Many service changes tied to Evergreen Line launch, proposals that drew fire in White Rock shelved

TransLink bus routes are getting a major revamp in the coming months.
The Massey Tunnel is to be removed when it's replaced with a new bridge over the Fraser River.

More public support for fair tolls than Massey Bridge

Todd Stone claims strong backing for tunnel replacement, 44 per cent want lower tolls or tolls on all bridges

The Massey Tunnel is to be removed when it's replaced with a new bridge over the Fraser River.
Amarjeet Sohi is the federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

New rapid transit lines not tied to next election: Sohi

Federal infrastructure minister says grant timing is about project readiness not politics

Amarjeet Sohi is the federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
Jock Finlayson is executive vice-president of the Business Council of British Columbia.

Big federal deficit not alarming to Business Council of B.C.’s Finlayson

Economic growth should keep debt-to-GDP ratio steady, rebound in dollar, oil may improve confidence

Jock Finlayson is executive vice-president of the Business Council of British Columbia.
The SkyTrain system should get more train cars as part of an initial round of federal infrastructure grants.

Federal transit grants to chug slowly at first

Ottawa boosts its share to up to 50 per cent for new rapid transit lines, eases quest for new Metro Vancouver tax for TransLink

The SkyTrain system should get more train cars as part of an initial round of federal infrastructure grants.
Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the toll reform debate isn't urgent because the opening of the next new toll bridge will be several years away.

No rush on bridge toll reform debate: Stone

Minister, premier dodge calls to clarify how Metro Vancouver tolling will be made fair

Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the toll reform debate isn't urgent because the opening of the next new toll bridge will be several years away.
Premier Christy Clark is promising action to address shadow flipping by realtors.

Province to take profit out of real estate shadow flipping

Predatory practice saw some realtors profit as intermediaries

Premier Christy Clark is promising action to address shadow flipping by realtors.
Rendering of proposed new 10-lane bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel.

Metro Vancouver politicians want feds to scrutinize Massey bridge plan

So far province is reviewing its own project, Richmond mayor says B.C. government is 'heavily invested' in tunnel replacement

Rendering of proposed new 10-lane bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel.
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.

Stats point to rise in B.C. prison violence

NDP lists correctional centre understaffing, overcrowding as likely causes for increase in incidents

Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.
TransLink is proceeding with an amended plan to close its fare gates starting April 4.

TransLink to staff closed SkyTrain fare gates

Gate closures, full Compass rules to be in effect by April 8, but one gate to stay open for disabled when staff unavailable

TransLink is proceeding with an amended plan to close its fare gates starting April 4.
Strong winds that hit the Lower Mainland overnight on Wednesday and continued Thursday morning brought a large tree and power lines down near 46 Avenue and 200 Street in Langley.

Woman killed as wind storm knocks out power across southwest B.C.

Downed trees, darkened neighbourhoods follow a night of high winds in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

Strong winds that hit the Lower Mainland overnight on Wednesday and continued Thursday morning brought a large tree and power lines down near 46 Avenue and 200 Street in Langley.
The replacement of the Pattullo Bridge is considered urgent and a new agreement confirms it will be tolled.

Cities agree on tolling new Pattullo Bridge

Mayors in Surrey, New Westminster still want eventual shift to road pricing to reform how tolls are charged

The replacement of the Pattullo Bridge is considered urgent and a new agreement confirms it will be tolled.
A Syrian man carries a sleeping child off a bus at the Travelodge in Nanaimo last Thursday. The group of 38 refugees, that included about 20 children, were greeted by rain and a welcoming crowd of about 50 people.

Big families make Syrian refugees a challenge to house

Many refugees still in Metro Vancouver hotels, Surrey top destination for permanent homes

A Syrian man carries a sleeping child off a bus at the Travelodge in Nanaimo last Thursday. The group of 38 refugees, that included about 20 children, were greeted by rain and a welcoming crowd of about 50 people.
Rendering of Surrey's proposed light rail lines, which would run on 104 Avenue, King George Boulevard, and down Fraser Highway to Langley City.

Budget for Surrey LRT climbs to $2.6 billion

$500-million jump in estimated price driven by rising land costs, low Canadian dollar

Rendering of Surrey's proposed light rail lines, which would run on 104 Avenue, King George Boulevard, and down Fraser Highway to Langley City.