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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.
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

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
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.
The Compass card readers on buses were initially so slow and error prone that TransLink abandoned plans to make bus passengers tap out and made the entire bus system one zone only for payment.

Bus tap out could still be imposed: TransLink

One-zone buses defended for Compass launch, but CEO says policy change still possible as system improves

The Compass card readers on buses were initially so slow and error prone that TransLink abandoned plans to make bus passengers tap out and made the entire bus system one zone only for payment.
Mobile device users may soon be able to get free wifi on much of the TransLink system.

Free wifi coming to more of transit system: TransLink

Plug-in stations to power devices, internet access planned to improve rider experience

Mobile device users may soon be able to get free wifi on much of the TransLink system.
Loyalty reward points can no longer be offered in B.C. on prescription drugs after a court ruling in favour of the College of Pharmacists of B.C.

Court okays ban on pharmacy reward points

Prescriptions blocked from B.C. supermarket loyalty programs

Loyalty reward points can no longer be offered in B.C. on prescription drugs after a court ruling in favour of the College of Pharmacists of B.C.
The twinning of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline will be subject to revised federal rules.

Feds add pipeline consultations, delay Kinder Morgan decision

Extra level of review ordered by Ottawa adds weight to aboriginal, climate concerns in deciding Trans Mountain fate

The twinning of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline will be subject to revised federal rules.
The province's plan for a 10-lane toll bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel got 51 per cent support compared to 32 per cent opposed in a recent Insights West poll.

Strong opposition to transit tax options: Poll

Bridge tolls come closest to majority support to solve Metro Vancouver transit funding puzze, Insights West finds

The province's plan for a 10-lane toll bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel got 51 per cent support compared to 32 per cent opposed in a recent Insights West poll.
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson were returned to their roles heading the regional mayors' council by acclamation.

Metro mayors acclaim Robertson, Hepner

Vancouver, Surrey mayors also retain seats on TransLink board, which bring extra pay of $50,000

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson were returned to their roles heading the regional mayors' council by acclamation.
The Uber smartphone app can hail rides in dozens of cities around the world

Uber political football thrown to Fassbender

Premier taps minister to consult with B.C. cities on 'sharing economy'

The Uber smartphone app can hail rides in dozens of cities around the world
An Abbotsford woman died last June after overdosing on methylfentanyl she may have believed was heroin.

Drug deaths soar 50 per cent in Fraser

166 overdose fatalities in region, 55 more than 2014, 465 deaths across B.C. last year

An Abbotsford woman died last June after overdosing on methylfentanyl she may have believed was heroin.
An estimated 10 to 20 per cent of auto insurance claims are at least exaggerated if not fraudulent.

ICBC lists ‘Hall of Shame’ of top car insurance scams

Public auto insurer steps up attempts to root out fraudsters

An estimated 10 to 20 per cent of auto insurance claims are at least exaggerated if not fraudulent.
Growth in the B.C. economy is forecast at at least three per cent in 2016 and beyond despite a downturn in global markets that has fueled consumer pessimism.

B.C. economy to grow in face of global turmoil

Credit Union sees three per cent growth for province, while poll finds pessimistic residents hunkering down

Growth in the B.C. economy is forecast at at least three per cent in 2016 and beyond despite a downturn in global markets that has fueled consumer pessimism.
Ride-sharing giant Uber is popular with passengers who have used the convenient smartphone-based service to hail rides in other cities.

Uber’s arrival in B.C. is inevitable: Stone

Province aims to preserve role for taxi industry when it opens door for ride-hailing services

Ride-sharing giant Uber is popular with passengers who have used the convenient smartphone-based service to hail rides in other cities.