Balancing The B.C. Budget

Balancing The B.C. Budget

Dermod Travis  02.23.2016
Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but...
The Reckless Rush to Sign the Port Mann Bridge Deal

The Reckless Rush to Sign the Port Mann Bridge Deal

Dermod Travis  10.29.2015
You would think Ben Franklin was working in public procurement when he coined the phrase "take time for all things: great haste makes great...
Cost Overruns Don't Prevent B.C. Gov't From Hiring Same Companies

Cost Overruns Don't Prevent B.C. Gov't From Hiring Same Companies

Dermod Travis  09.18.2015
Something is amiss when infrastructure projects routinely overshoot their original estimates by millions -- and sometimes -- billions of...

ICBC Blocking Thousands Of Drivers For Unpaid Port Mann Tolls

CBC  01.26.2015
A record 25,000 drivers have unpaid tolls on the Port Mann bridge.
Here We Snow Again..

Here We Snow Again..

02.24.2014
A white weekend on B.C.'s South Coast continues into Monday with snowfall warnings still in effect for many regions. Five to 10 centimetres...
Bridge Tolls To Stay

Bridge Tolls To Stay

CP  02. 8.2014
VANCOUVER - Traffic has dropped substantially on the Port Mann bridge near Vancouver since tolls were introduced, British Columbia's transportation...
ICBC Downplays 'Ice Bomb' Bill

ICBC Downplays 'Ice Bomb' Bill

08.29.2013
Ice bombs that damaged cars after falling from the Port Mann Bridge last December have set ICBC back as much as $400,000, but the insurance...
Vancouver is Pricey and it's About to Get a Whole Lot Pricier

Vancouver is Pricey and it's About to Get a Whole Lot Pricier

Dermod Travis  08.11.2013
A billion here, a billion there, it adds up. That's the problem with shopping lists. The municipalities that make up Metro Vancouver are...
Ice Sweeping Gizmo For Port Mann Bridge

Ice Sweeping Gizmo For Port Mann Bridge

CP  01.21.2013
VICTORIA - Several possible solutions have been announced for the ice buildup problem for Metro Vancouver's Port Mann Bridge, in hopes...
B.C. Fiscal Tsunami Comes From Creative Accounting

B.C. Fiscal Tsunami Comes From Creative Accounting

Dermod Travis  01.11.2013
B.C.'s budgets are chalk full of household terms like "Notional Allocations to Contingencies." What they are not is an exercise in clarity...
Commuter Chaos On Port Mann

Commuter Chaos On Port Mann

Andree Lau  01. 3.2013
The Port Mann Bridge, which saw accidents involving 40 vehicles on Thursday morning, was not sufficiently de-iced, an official admitted...
Another Bitter Year Brewing For B.C. Taxpayers

Another Bitter Year Brewing For B.C. Taxpayers

Jordan Bateman  12.27.2012
Once the champagne is drunk, the noisemakers go silent, the balloons pop and the New Year's kisses end, 2013 will bring one nasty hangover...

Bridge Company To Pay For Ice Damage

CP  12.20.2012
COQUITLAM, B.C. - British Columbia's transportation minister has slammed the international contractor that built the newly-opened Port...
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