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Premier Christy Clark said the new funding will help fight climate change in Metro Vancouver.
Elections BC says it didn't open nearly 38,400 ballot packages.
The annual bonus alone could add up to $95,000.
It's time for municipal governments to rethink the assumption that more revenue is needed to fund transit expansion. Savings can be found within current spending envelopes, given the dramatic increases in spending by municipalities and TransLink over the last decade.
"61% of voters in the Metro Vancouver population said no to improving transit. Let's do it ourselves."
About 62 per cent voted no.
The two officers were acquitted of other charges including public mischief, breach of trust and fabricating evidence.
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This referendum isn't about TransLink's internal spending habits. It's on whether we want to fund public transit to the extent that it'll positively impact our generation and generations onward.
One apartment resident says she's concerned the ballots could end up in the wrong hands.
Like it or not, this referendum is the meal that is being served on the table.
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"This is about the future of the region — how it's going to be shaped."
Vancouver's mayor wants to assure the public that TransLink will spend its money properly if the referendum passes.
Instead of focusing on ways to con the taxpayer into handing more money over via dodgy claims and ballot questions, TransLink apologists should focus on addressing executive pay, delivering projects like Compass Card as promised, and curbing waste.
Vancouver mayoral candidate Meena Wong has waded into the city's heated transit debate by proposing a universal "dollar a day" travel pass. The Vancouver Pass, or V-Pass, would cost $365 per year, the...
Ah, public transit. It is often a necessity to get you from place to place, but that doesn't mean travelling by SkyTrain is always pleasant. Whether somebody is talking loudly on the phone or just sit...
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Next time there's a meltdown on one of Vancouver's SkyTrain lines, think long and hard before you pry open those doors — it could cost you $115. Forcing open the doors to a train can result in a ticke...
VANCOUVER - An independent review of Metro Vancouver's rapid-transit system begins on Tuesday and follows two recent shutdowns that crippled trains and stranded thousands of commuters.The shutdowns of...
VANCOUVER - The union representing SkyTrain workers is questioning the blame being cast on one of its suspended members following a five-hour service disruption for two rapid-transit lines in Metro Va...
TransLink is blaming Monday's shutdown of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system on an electrician who accidentally tripped a critical breaker while working on an electrical panel. "An experienced electric...
For the second time in a week, Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system completely shut down trains on the Expo and Millennium lines, again angering frustrated commuters. The technical issues began around lu...
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A carbon tax increases the cost of gasoline, diesel, and natural gas -- things that both households and businesses rely on, whether to operate their cars, heat their homes, or run their operations. For perspective, B.C.'s current tax of $30 per tonne of CO2 adds roughly seven cents per litre to the cost of gasoline.
VANCOUVER - Mayors from around the Vancouver area have approved a $7.5-billion public transportation plan to ease gridlock, though where the money will come from remains to be seen.The vision includes...
For such a real estate rich city, Vancouverites have some fairly backwards attitudes, witnessed most recently in the vehement and emotional outbursts opposing high-density developments along transit lines. But what's wrong with a 20-storey tower? We need to think bigger and higher because in 20 years, we'll be standing outside the station on Cambie and looking at little 4-storey buildings and asking why we didn't.
VICTORIA - British Columbia's transportation minister says he's preparing to introduce legislation that paves the way for a Vancouver-area transit-funding referendum tied to municipal elections in Nov...
Given that a time-consuming legal review will be required before a border toll can be implemented, it almost certainly won't be on the November ballot. But given the climate crisis, it is essential that we provide ways for people to get around and avoid burning so much fossil fuel. Taxes on high-carbon fuels to provide better low-carbon transit is one of the better ways to accomplish this, and a border toll is an effective mechanism to reduce carbon tax avoidance.
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Transit police say sexual harassment on buses and SkyTrains is on the rise, and they are trying to find ways to encourage more women to come forward and report the incidents. Sp...
VANCOUVER - A Metro Vancouver regional district committee is floating the idea of imposing a levy on the area's aboriginals to add millions to its cash-strapped transit system, a suggestion immediatel...
TransLink is scrapping a program that provides free transit for police, fire and rescue personnel on B.C.'s south coast. The change, which comes into effect on July 1, means an end to years of free b...
Affordable housing and a strong transit system are key for Vancouver leading into 2050, Mayor Gregor Robertson told a crowd of real estate professionals on Tuesday. "We could let Vancouver become an e...
There's too much pitting of self-described "drivers" and "cyclists" against each other. Most North American families are actually multi-modal - they drive, walk, and probably take transit and bike in at least certain circumstances, if not routinely. Certainly many who cycle, also drive, and visa versa. We need a more sophisticated discussion about how we get around in cities, and it starts with this -- it's not about loving your bike. It's about loving what biking does for cities.
A 64-year-old Vancouver man is facing two counts of sexual assault after two women were groped on public transit. Vancouver police Const. Lindsey Houghton says Yusuf Ziya Kocak was arrested at his ho...