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Friday, Feb. 5: More restriction needed on mining, not less

Re: Province should allow miners greater access to land for exploration, Editorial, Jan. 29

Increase access for mineral exploration? As it is, 81 per cent of B.C. 852 more words


Vancouver proposes 23 new social housing sites

VANCOUVER — By proposing up to 23 sites for new social housing, the City of Vancouver is looking to take advantage of any federal and provincial infrastructure money that may become available, the head of the province’s main umbrella group for non-profit housing said Tuesday. 480 more words

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Stephen Hume: Increased B.C. ferry traffic shows value of discounting fares

BC Ferries will doubtless be pleased by year-end traffic statistics just in.

They suggest the hemorrhage of both foot passengers and vehicles since the 2008 economic crisis — which accelerated sharply when the company imposed rapid price increases and deep service cuts — may finally have been staunched. 699 more words


TransLink driving away ridership: former CEO

TransLink does not focus enough on boosting public transit ridership across Metro Vancouver because it is too distracted by road and bridge projects.

That’s the crux of a confidential report written by former interim CEO Doug Allen when he left the transportation authority after a six-month stint last August. 806 more words

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