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Hydro rate increases to be cut back

Hydro rate increases to be cut back

BC Hydro should reduce its proposed rate increases by half and prune back a corporation that has become overstaffed and micromanaged, according to a review panel appointed by the B.C. government.
Half of 3 million HST ballots returned

Half of 3 million HST ballots returned

More than 1.6 million voters sent in their ballots for B.C.'s referendum on the harmonized sales tax, a participation rate that matches the 51 per cent turnout for the 2009 B.C. election.
'Violent, armed and very dangerous' Langley man arrested

'Violent, armed and very dangerous' Langley man arrested

Police had issued warning that offender was 'violent, armed and very dangerous'

Council backs ALR housing

A rezoning application that will permit housing on farmland passed third reading at Township council on July 11. However, the proponent will be required to make a contribution to the Langley Sustainability Agricultural Foundation, which is aimed at enhancing agricultural viability in the municipality.
Tomblin has lengthy interest in political process

Tomblin has lengthy interest in political process

Glen Tomblin says that unchecked development leads to “hodgepodge clusters of cookie-cutter structures that elicit little pride and fails to reflect the kind of unique beauty we all absolutely deserve.”
Municipal auditor plan ruffles feathers

Municipal auditor plan ruffles feathers

The B.C. government's plan to appoint a municipal auditor-general has raised concerns in local government circles, but the minister responsible says it won't mean the province is going to start telling local councils how to tax and spend money.
McKim condemns 'negative rhetoric'

McKim condemns 'negative rhetoric'

“Constant dissension on council hampers the forward movement of any enterprise, whether it is private or municipal government,” Dorothy McKim said.
Cause going across Canada

Cause going across Canada

ATM fraud suspect sought

ATM fraud suspect sought

Rural home gutted by fire

Rural home gutted by fire

Township firefighters spray foam onto a small bungalow that was destroyed by fire on Wednesday morning.