Jeff Nagel

Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, Aldergrove

Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, Aldergrove

Officials say there is no public health concern, but are assessing children and their contacts for risk

Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, Aldergrove
Peter Fassbender is the minister responsible for TransLink.

Minister backtracks after saying no referendum needed for vehicle levy

Peter Fassbender fans hopes of Metro mayors, then says he 'misspoke' in comments that a vehicle levy would not trigger a new plebiscite

Peter Fassbender is the minister responsible for TransLink.
Unsafe handling of asbestos in the demolition of Lower Mainland homes has been a recurring problem and a top enforcement priority for WorkSafeBC in recent years.

Stakes ‘huge’ for B.C. workers if asbestos court ruling stands

WorkSafeBC appeals judge's dismissal of contempt case against contractor with more than 200 asbestos safety violations

Unsafe handling of asbestos in the demolition of Lower Mainland homes has been a recurring problem and a top enforcement priority for WorkSafeBC in recent years.
Some SkyTrain fare gates may remain open despite a April 8 target date set by TransLink to close them all.

Fix access issue before closing SkyTrain gates, TransLink told

People with severe disabilities would have had to phone ahead for an attendant under TransLink plan to close fare gates by April 8

Some SkyTrain fare gates may remain open despite a April 8 target date set by TransLink to close them all.
Deck work on the Pattullo Bridge will restrict traffic and cause delays for five months this summer.

Pattullo Bridge delays to last five months

Deck work will slow traffic from late April until October, overlapping with New Westminster's parkade removal

Deck work on the Pattullo Bridge will restrict traffic and cause delays for five months this summer.
Hospitals in the Fraser Health region continue to struggle with high levels of  congestion. It's hoped that a shift of elderly patients out to new residential care beds will help.

Fraser cuts hospital beds as care homes open

Health region to shift patients out of hospitals to community care facilities

Hospitals in the Fraser Health region continue to struggle with high levels of  congestion. It's hoped that a shift of elderly patients out to new residential care beds will help.
Communities Minister Peter Fassbender speaking Feb. 12 in Surrey.

Bridge request won’t bump transit grants: B.C.

Sohi confirms Ottawa may give more than a third towards infrastructure projects

Communities Minister Peter Fassbender speaking Feb. 12 in Surrey.
Facebook has become a major tool for ICBC investigators rooting out fraud.

Crash fraudsters busted by own online bragging

ICBC investigators scour social media postings for ammunition to reduce or deny inflated claims

Facebook has become a major tool for ICBC investigators rooting out fraud.
Metro Vancouver's contract to send garbage to the Cache Creek landfill expires this year.

Metro Vancouver seeks new backup landfill

Waste-to-energy push not over, but new dump needed to take garbage in meantime: officials

Metro Vancouver's contract to send garbage to the Cache Creek landfill expires this year.
New TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond, flanked by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson (left), comes here from Seattle, where he headed King County's Metro Transit.

TransLink turns south to Seattle for new CEO (with video)

Kevin Desmond headed King County transit system, now aims to inspire public confidence in Metro Vancouver transit agency

New TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond, flanked by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson (left), comes here from Seattle, where he headed King County's Metro Transit.
A townhouse unit under construction in Surrey.

Province targets ‘hidden’ fees levied by cities on new homes

Premier wants to shine light on municipal development charges, urge reductions

A townhouse unit under construction in Surrey.
B.C Finance Minister Mike de Jong.

Shadow flipping of homes to be probed

Investigation ordered after realtors, middlemen accused of ethics violations in Vancouver-area real estate deals

B.C Finance Minister Mike de Jong.
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner is among the mayors who met with the prime minister and federal ministers last week to make their case for infrastructure grants.

Mayors optimistic as feds ready grants

Transit, sewage upgrades among regional requests, but may face provincial competition for cash for ferries, new bridge

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner is among the mayors who met with the prime minister and federal ministers last week to make their case for infrastructure grants.
Eight additional ambulances will be added in southwestern B.C. to address response time concerns.

Ambulance reforms pledged to shrink waits

New plan to hire more paramedics, treat more minor calls without a ride to hospital

Eight additional ambulances will be added in southwestern B.C. to address response time concerns.
Uber's smartphone app won't let you hail a car in B.C. yet, but Edmonton has moved to legalize the service.

Edmonton’s Uber rules eyed by B.C.

Fassbender starting 'robust' reform consultations on sharing economy, working with taxi industry

Uber's smartphone app won't let you hail a car in B.C. yet, but Edmonton has moved to legalize the service.
NDP leader John Horgan celebrates the win in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain with new MLA Jodie Wickens.

NDP score twin by-election wins

New Democrats keep safe Vancouver seat, seize Coquitlam-Burke Mountain from BC Liberals

NDP leader John Horgan celebrates the win in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain with new MLA Jodie Wickens.
Mussel-detecting dog Hilo sniffs a boat trailer at an inspection station in Alberta.

Dogs, drones help detect invasive species

New tactics aim to keep mussels and other alien invaders out of B.C.

Mussel-detecting dog Hilo sniffs a boat trailer at an inspection station in Alberta.
At left: A house now in the market on Vancouver's west side priced at $2.4 million; Premier Christy Clark.

B.C. to measure foreign property buying

Premier pledges steps to gauge offshore money impact, address real estate affordability concerns

At left: A house now in the market on Vancouver's west side priced at $2.4 million; Premier Christy Clark.
Tolling reform proponents fear the Alex Fraser Bridge will be unusable if it ends up the last free crossing of the Fraser River in Metro Vancouver.

Surrey Board of Trade urges tolling reform

Business group supports plan for new Massey Bridge, but wants fair, consistent bridge tolls as well

Tolling reform proponents fear the Alex Fraser Bridge will be unusable if it ends up the last free crossing of the Fraser River in Metro Vancouver.
Passengers wait to board a Canada Line train to Vancouver from Bridgeport Station in Richmond.

Surrey urged not to repeat Canada Line P3 mistake

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says costly payments to partner blocked more bus service, cautionary tale for new transit lines

Passengers wait to board a Canada Line train to Vancouver from Bridgeport Station in Richmond.