Jeff Nagel

Chief Supt. Kevin Hackett of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit

New anti-gang tactics go B.C.-wide

Provincial government orders standardized approach by police forces to fight organized crime

Chief Supt. Kevin Hackett of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit
Immigration and Refugees Minister John McCallum.

Feds slow pace of Syrian refugee rescue to ‘do it right’

Canada now aims to accept 10,000 refugees by end of December, remainder of 25,000 in January, February

Immigration and Refugees Minister John McCallum.
Aerial view of Metro Vancouver waste-to-energy plant in south Burnaby.

New incinerator rules under fire from Fraser Valley

FVRD objects as province prepares to approve revised conditions for Metro Vancouver waste-to-energy plant

Aerial view of Metro Vancouver waste-to-energy plant in south Burnaby.
Most of Metro Vancouver ranks at the bottom of Canadian cities for access to affordable rental housing

Rent ‘crisis’ hits single moms hard: study

More details released on challenge of housing affordability in Lower Mainland

Most of Metro Vancouver ranks at the bottom of Canadian cities for access to affordable rental housing
Marilyn Hermann

Tax credit urged to spur food bank donations

Incentive for businesses would reduce 'endless' food waste, help feed the needy, advocates say

Marilyn Hermann
Former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is now the Conservative MP for South Surrey-White Rock and has been named the party's critic for infrastructure and communities.

Conservatives name five B.C. MPs to shadow cabinet

Abbotsford's Ed Fast, Surrey's Dianne Watts among Tory critics appointed by Rona Ambrose

Former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is now the Conservative MP for South Surrey-White Rock and has been named the party's critic for infrastructure and communities.
Victoria businessman David Black spoke to Rotarians in South Surrey Nov. 18 about his proposal for an oil refinery in northwestern B.C.

Black touts ‘safer’ oil-by-rail plan for B.C. refinery

'Dead' Northern Gateway pipeline prompts plan B to move bitumen using trains

Victoria businessman David Black spoke to Rotarians in South Surrey Nov. 18 about his proposal for an oil refinery in northwestern B.C.
A non-profit group proposed these gas pump warning labels but North Vancouver plans to come up with their own to caution drivers about climate change while also making constructive suggestions on cutting emissions.

Gas pump warnings make beachhead in B.C.

North Vancouver City mandates climate change labels on pump handles, urges other municipalities to follow

A non-profit group proposed these gas pump warning labels but North Vancouver plans to come up with their own to caution drivers about climate change while also making constructive suggestions on cutting emissions.
Hallway medicine may be a thing of the past. Fraser Health officials say their efforts to decongest local hospitals are working.

Fraser Health hospital congestion easing: report card

Too many patients still awaiting beds, but FHA officials say trend is improving, hallway medicine now over

Hallway medicine may be a thing of the past. Fraser Health officials say their efforts to decongest local hospitals are working.
There's been a widening gap between the prices of detached houses in Greater Vancouver and either condos or townhouses.

Metro Vancouver real estate prices forecast to keep climbing through 2017

Future housing ladder will be condo to condo, not condo to house, says Central 1 Credit Union economist

There's been a widening gap between the prices of detached houses in Greater Vancouver and either condos or townhouses.
Coast Guard vessels have been based out of Richmond after the Kitsilano Coast Guard base was closed in 2013.

Trudeau directs reopening of Coast Guard base, action on Fraser salmon

Federal ministers get their marching orders from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Coast Guard vessels have been based out of Richmond after the Kitsilano Coast Guard base was closed in 2013.
Scene from one of the CFSEU's End Gang Life videos.

Gang violence on upswing this year in B.C.

CFSEU anti-gang police release 2015 community report, new End Gang Life videos

Scene from one of the CFSEU's End Gang Life videos.
ICBC expects to save $1 million by eliminating the use of credit cars by certain monthly plan users.

ICBC ends special credit card payments on monthly plans

Policy change affecting small fraction of motorists is expected to save B.C.'s public auto insurer $1 million a year

ICBC expects to save $1 million by eliminating the use of credit cars by certain monthly plan users.
Chris Friesen is executive director of the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.

Metro Vancouver cities brace for refugee influx

Many Syrian refugees expected to come to Surrey as Canada gears up to air lift 25,000 in weeks ahead

Chris Friesen is executive director of the Immigrant Services Society of B.C.
A new potentially disease-carrying mosquito species not previously found in Western Canada is now believed to be breeding in the Lower Mainland. This adult female was found in Mission in May.

New Asian mosquito found in B.C. a potential disease carrier

Mosquito species that can spread encephalitis found in Maple Ridge, Mission, believed established in Lower Mainland

A new potentially disease-carrying mosquito species not previously found in Western Canada is now believed to be breeding in the Lower Mainland. This adult female was found in Mission in May.
The price of benchmark houses has climbed faster this year than for townhouses or condos.

House prices up 13 per cent in Fraser Valley

One-year real estate gains more modest than in hottest markets of Metro Vancouver

The price of benchmark houses has climbed faster this year than for townhouses or condos.
Restaurants and pubs pay the same price for the wine and beer they serve as any other buyer at government stores. They're asking for a wholesale discount.

Restaurants want booze price break

Province gets C+ grade from restaurants for lack of wholesale pricing

Restaurants and pubs pay the same price for the wine and beer they serve as any other buyer at government stores. They're asking for a wholesale discount.
Traffic congestion in Delta on the Highway 99 approach to the George Massey Tunnel.

Road pricing in form of harmonized bridge tolls urged for Metro Vancouver

Report from economists makes case for solution to traffic congestion

Traffic congestion in Delta on the Highway 99 approach to the George Massey Tunnel.
Car-hailing app Uber has grown to more than $50 billion in value despit3e owning no vehicles of its own.

Sharing revolution to roll far beyond Uber, Airbnb

Peer-to-peer services can cut waste, panelists tell Metro Vancouver conference

Car-hailing app Uber has grown to more than $50 billion in value despit3e owning no vehicles of its own.
A supervisor with an MRI scanner at Peace Arch Hospital.

Slow MRIs come with calendar caution

Less urgent scans can take more than 12 months, so patients are warned not to come a year too early

A supervisor with an MRI scanner at Peace Arch Hospital.