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Metro Vancouver Board approves $205 million spending on brand new headquarters

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Current Metro Vancouver HQ at 4330 Kingsway in Burnaby The announcement that Metro Vancouver is spending over $200 million on a building for their new headquarters came as a…

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Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Plan Open Houses Nov 25 & 26th. Survey until Nov 30th.

Metro Vancouver overseas a number of cherished regional parks. These include Pacific Spirit, Lynn Headwaters, Tynehead and Burnaby Lake. A Regional Parks Service Review is currently underway. Two public consultation sessions are still scheduled in this process. The events will be … Continue reading

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TransLink announces single fare zone for buses, a new CEO and the final stage of Compass Card rollout

TransLink introduced a new CEO and made a number of announcements related to the Compass Card at a press conference held at Waterfront Station on August 6, 2015. A significant change in the fare structure for bus routes was revealed. … Continue reading

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Coal exports from Fraser Surrey docks and the upcoming Port Metro Vancouver AGM

The AGM for Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 3pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In August of 2014, PMV approved a controversial thermal coal export terminal at the Fraser Surrey docks. While … Continue reading

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Coal port expansion approved on Texada Island. Will Fraser Surrey docks coal exports get the go ahead?

The Province of British Columbia quietly approved the 20-fold expansion of a coal export facility on Texada Island. The implications on the Fraser Surrey docks are huge, as there’s a proposal to create a coal export terminal at these docks. … Continue reading

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North Vancouver supports motion on Financing of Election Campaigns

Last November a significant motion was passed by North Vancouver City Council on campaign finance reform. A number of the core ideas in this motion could be reviewed and incorporated into legislation by the Province of British Columbia. The Ministry … Continue reading

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Guide to Searching 2014 BC Assessment property records

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(Note: This post was originally made in January 2014. But the basic tips apply equally well to 2016, so we bring it forward here–though we leave the year references the…

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Coal Export plans spark November 18 Community Town Hall in South Delta

Communities and Coal, a grassroots group, will be hosting a Town Hall in South Delta regarding the coal export plans for the Fraser Surrey Docks. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 18th starting at 7pm at the Tsawwassen … Continue reading

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Is a decision imminent on proposed Richmond pipeline and Fraser River jet fuel marine terminal?

We’ve received a notice that the province may be prepared to make a final decision at any time on a proposal to construct a jet fuel marine terminal on the Fraser River. A pipeline would run through Richmond and connect … Continue reading

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Reflections on Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline information sessions

Information sessions on the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project are still in the calendar for a number of communities in the Lower Mainland. Upcoming sessions include Langley (Nov22), Burnaby (Nov24 & 26), Chilliwack (Nov27) and Abbotsford (Nov 29). The … Continue reading

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