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City Hall Bullies Need A Time Out

There's something about local government that brings out the worst in some people. Staff get spat on. Mayors and councillors are often the victims of what can only be described as cyberbullying. In some towns, process servers would be well-advised to offer volume discounts to local governments.

Dementia Patient Hit By Train

An elderly man with dementia was hit and seriously injured by a train after wandering away from his care facility in Metro Vancouver Saturday night. The man was struck by a northbound freight train w...

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

A billion here, a billion there, it adds up. That's the problem with shopping lists. The municipalities that make up Metro Vancouver are facing the same predicament as they try to choose between the bare necessities, luxuries and how you're going to pay for it all. While some of these projects may be sold to the public as "self-supported" that's just political-speak for "you're still picking up the tab." Whether it's through tolls or tipping fees, they're just euphemisms for picking your pocket.

Civility in Local Council Fiefdoms? Yeah Right.

Small-town B.C. may be facing a plague of what disgraced former U.S. vice president Spiro Agnew called the "nattering nabobs of negativity" -- or at least that's what a number of B.C. mayors and their supporters would have you believe. One B.C. mayor went so far as to criticize citizens for contacting the media and provinvial watchdog groups (including IntegrityBC), claiming that no one in his administration would ever stoop to such a dastardly deed.

Deadly White Rock Train Accident

A woman is dead after being struck by an Amtrak train as it was travelling through White Rock last night. Police say the woman had been trying to cross the tracks at Marine Drive and Finlay Street, n...