Jeff Nagel

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong.

MSP hike off as real estate lifts B.C. budget surplus

Property transfer tax expected to rake in nearly $1 billion more than planned for 2016

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong.
Grizzly bear near Squamish.

B.C. bear encounters soar with good weather, poor berries (with VIDEO)

Conservation officers contend with aggressive grizzly near Squamish, urge caution as wildlife conflicts surge

Grizzly bear near Squamish.
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.

No plan to change B.C. Green party name over federal rift on Israel: Weaver

B.C. leader says federal Green party 'hijacked' by activists pushing sanctions

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.
No way to make Ponzi fraudster repay B.C. victims

No way to make Ponzi fraudster repay B.C. victims

Disappointment as Surrey-based pyramid scheme draws no charges, $21.8 million in penalties likely to go unpaid

No way to make Ponzi fraudster repay B.C. victims
Rising numbers of crashes and higher claims costs are hurting ICBC's bottom line.

ICBC seeks 4.9 per cent basic rate hike as crashes, costs climb

$60 a year increase for most drivers once optional auto insurance increase is included

Rising numbers of crashes and higher claims costs are hurting ICBC's bottom line.
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Dismal sockeye salmon run is Fraser River’s worst return in 120 years

853,000 fish estimated returning is worse than the disaster year of 2009 that triggered the Cohen inquiry, but not as unexpected

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Map from tracking service Inside Airbnb shows locations of more than 4

Airbnb, housing issues get spotlight at UBCM

Cities seek government action to 'level playing field' with existing hotels, avoid loss of long-term rentals to vacation market

Map from tracking service Inside Airbnb shows locations of more than 4
New federal rules allowing home growing of medical marijuana take effect Aug. 24.

New medical pot grow rules draw praise, concern

Feds reopen licensing for home growers after court ruling

New federal rules allowing home growing of medical marijuana take effect Aug. 24.
Somerset Gardens is a three-storey rental apartment building in Surrey operated by Metro Vancouver's housing corporation.

Foreign tax could power rental building boom

Although new tax levied in Metro Vancouver, housing fund can benefit other regions as well, province says

Somerset Gardens is a three-storey rental apartment building in Surrey operated by Metro Vancouver's housing corporation.
New graphic for use on social media released by Fraser Health.

More drug deaths in Fraser region, Surrey hospital averaging three overdoses a day

Fraser Health begins social media, poster campaign to educate drug users, warns all drugs may be contaminated

New graphic for use on social media released by Fraser Health.
Packaged fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.

B.C. steps up drug overdose response, seeks federal help [with VIDEO]

Task force created, Ottawa under pressure to act to restrict pill presses, unchecked importation of small packages of fentanyl

Packaged fentanyl seized by Calgary Police.
Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new data on residential real estate buying by foreign citizens.

Foreign buying in Metro Vancouver now pegged at 10 per cent

New data released a day after province's announcement of 15 per cent tax on real estate purchases by foreign citizens in region

Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new data on residential real estate buying by foreign citizens.
For sale sign in Surrey's Cloverdale town centre.

Pundits split on whether foreign buyers tax will cool market

Real estate tax to be applied only in Metro Vancouver so far may drive foreign money to other regions

For sale sign in Surrey's Cloverdale town centre.
First responders perform CPR on a drug overdose victim in Surrey Saturday night on 108 Avenue near 135A Street.

Drug consumption sites to be part of Fraser strategy on overdoses

Fraser Health pledges to identify priority locations for safe use after spike in overdoses in Surrey

First responders perform CPR on a drug overdose victim in Surrey Saturday night on 108 Avenue near 135A Street.
Drug overdose deaths are up sharply in 2016

Drug overdose deaths surge 74 per cent so far in 2016

Coroners record 56 deaths in January and 371 for the year's first six months, fentanyl detected in 60 per cent

Drug overdose deaths are up sharply in 2016
Loyalty reward points will remain off limits for B.C. shoppers buying prescription drugs.

Supreme Court upholds ban on B.C. pharmacy reward points

Regulators consider prescription incentives a health risk

Loyalty reward points will remain off limits for B.C. shoppers buying prescription drugs.
One of the vehicles Arthur Tong advertised on Craigslist as having 'low kms' after rewinding the odometer.

Odometer rollbacks by banned car dealer prompt warning from regulators

Arthur Tong banned from car business, forced to compensate unsuspecting buyers

One of the vehicles Arthur Tong advertised on Craigslist as having 'low kms' after rewinding the odometer.
B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new findings on real estate transactions Thursday in Victoria.

Foreigners bought 5.1 per cent of Metro Vancouver homes sold in June

Preliminary numbers shed first glimmer of light on prevalence of foreign buyers of real estate in Metro Vancouver

B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlines new findings on real estate transactions Thursday in Victoria.
Recommendations for reform have been released for B.C.'s real estate industry.

Watchdog calls for real estate reforms, penalties of up to $250,000

Independent Advisory Group issues findings on alleged wrongdoing by realtors, issues 28 recommendations

Recommendations for reform have been released for B.C.'s real estate industry.
Bill Bennett in 2010

‘Warrior’ for B.C. Bill Bennett won’t run again

Colourful energy and mines minister opts for family time, recalls his 'extreme' stand against Gordon Campbell

Bill Bennett in 2010