Jeff Nagel

Metro Vancouver transit upgrades are 'on the right track' in light of recent federal budget announcements.

Metro Vancouver transit upgrades ‘on track’

Federal budget gets mixed reviews from Surrey leaders

Metro Vancouver transit upgrades are 'on the right track' in light of recent federal budget announcements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rendering of Surrey's proposed light rail lines

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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
New TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond

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