Jeff Nagel

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson at the SkyTrain operation and maintenance centre in Burnaby Thursday.

Trudeau, Clark accord on Metro Vancouver transit a first step

August looms as deadline for mayors, province to hammer out deal on new regional tax or else projects will be shelved

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson at the SkyTrain operation and maintenance centre in Burnaby Thursday.
TransLink rolled out its Compass card system to all users in January.

No sign SkyTrain fare evaders are paying up: critic

TransLink report shows fare revenue was flat in January through March despite Compass rollout

TransLink rolled out its Compass card system to all users in January.
There's still snow in the alpine on Whistler Mountain but average snowpacks are far below normal for this time of year across B.C.

Flood risk fades, dry summer more likely in B.C.

B.C. snowpack at record low 23 per cent of normal as of June 1, Fraser River peak flow May 8 was earliest on record

There's still snow in the alpine on Whistler Mountain but average snowpacks are far below normal for this time of year across B.C.
Voters angry with B.C. government over real estate response: Poll

Voters angry with B.C. government over real estate response: Poll

76 per cent not satisfied with the province's handling of housing, 80 per cent want a tax on absentee speculators

Voters angry with B.C. government over real estate response: Poll
New variable speed limits with electronic signs are in force on some B.C. highways.

Variable speed limits, electronic signs now active on three B.C. highways

Reduced limit will be tailored to weather on sections of Sea-to-Sky Highway, Coquihalla and Highway 1 near Revelstoke

New variable speed limits with electronic signs are in force on some B.C. highways.
Super 8 Hotel in Abbotsford where 18-year-old Alex Gervais died last year.

Hotel placements continue for B.C. children in care

Exceptional circumstances cited by children's ministry in each of 24 recent cases

Super 8 Hotel in Abbotsford where 18-year-old Alex Gervais died last year.
The BC Lottery Corp. is asking which local communities might agree to host a casino or a community gaming centre.

BCLC rolls dice again in quest for new casinos South of Fraser and on North Shore

Surrey, Delta and TFN invited to apply, along with North Shore cities and first nations

The BC Lottery Corp. is asking which local communities might agree to host a casino or a community gaming centre.
A commercial fishery for sockeye salmon on the Fraser River is so far looking unlikely this year

Low return of sockeye salmon projected for Fraser River

Commercial fishery unlikely for sockeye,which may have been weakened by warm ocean 'blob' and now face poor river conditions

A commercial fishery for sockeye salmon on the Fraser River is so far looking unlikely this year
Fraser River during the high water of 2012.

Growing risk of devastating flood in Lower Mainland from climate change: report

Most dikes along Fraser River do not meet modern standard, Fraser Basin Council finds

Fraser River during the high water of 2012.
The long wait to resolve the transit funding impasse in Metro Vancouver could soon be over as negotiations intensify between mayors and the province.

Fares, taxes and development fees eyed for transit

New development cost charge for transit among proposals to province from Metro Vancouver mayors

The long wait to resolve the transit funding impasse in Metro Vancouver could soon be over as negotiations intensify between mayors and the province.
A tanker loads with oil at Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby

NEB advances Trans Mountain oil pipeline

Tentative green light from federal regulators was widely expected, decision now rests with Trudeau government

A tanker loads with oil at Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby
Pipeline protesters may tear a page from the playbook of Fight HST leader Bill Vander Zalm

Greens eye referendum to thwart oil pipeline

Activists ready to use citizen initiative to force province-wide vote on Trans Mountain twinning

Pipeline protesters may tear a page from the playbook of Fight HST leader Bill Vander Zalm
Bob Dugan

Housing market outlook upbeat despite ‘overvaluation’

CMHC projects continued real estate gains in Metro Vancouver

Bob Dugan
A first phase of transit expansion would include improved bus service in Metro Vancouver

Push resumes for higher TransLink taxes

Metro Vancouver mayors in closed door talks with TransLink Minister Peter Fassbender on how to fund transit expansion

A first phase of transit expansion would include improved bus service in Metro Vancouver
Fentanyl may be passed off as Oxycontin or can be added to other opiates sold by dealers.

CHARTS: Drug overdose deaths in B.C. by city, region

Vancouver is top B.C. city for drug fatalities, but high numbers also in Surrey, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Kelowna

Fentanyl may be passed off as Oxycontin or can be added to other opiates sold by dealers.
Snow levels are far below normal on the mountains above this South Coast inlet.

Drought risk up as snowpack melts away

Alpine snow levels down sharply in most B.C. watersheds after warm, dry April

Snow levels are far below normal on the mountains above this South Coast inlet.
Invasive zebra mussels could create havoc with the ecosystems in B.C. lakes if they gain a foothold.

Boats intercepted with zebra mussels in B.C.

Illegal hunters, 'bear jams' and wildlife rescues all part of the job for conservation officers

Invasive zebra mussels could create havoc with the ecosystems in B.C. lakes if they gain a foothold.
Real estate prices began to climb steeply in the Fraser Valley region in 2015.

INTERACTIVE: Lower Mainland real estate prices hit new highs in April

Explore the data on how house prices have climbed in each Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley city

Real estate prices began to climb steeply in the Fraser Valley region in 2015.
The Port Mann Bridge is getting more traffic from toll-paying drivers now that the Pattullo Bridge is undergoing rehabilitation work.

Port Mann Bridge use jumps as Pattullo slows to a crawl

10 to 15 per cent traffic increase at Surrey-New Westminster toll bridge as more drivers pay to avoid severe congestion

The Port Mann Bridge is getting more traffic from toll-paying drivers now that the Pattullo Bridge is undergoing rehabilitation work.
Census envelopes began arriving in the mail this week.

Mandatory long-form census is back

Most households will answer short version of 10 questions, not 36-page long form

Census envelopes began arriving in the mail this week.