Jeff Nagel

Detached house prices in the Fraser Valley are up 26 per cent from a year earlier

Pace of house price gains in Fraser Valley now nearly rivals Vancouver

26 per cent year-over-year benchmark real estate price jump has accelerated in recent months

Detached house prices in the Fraser Valley are up 26 per cent from a year earlier
Fare gates are finally to close at all stations and stay that way – at least most of the time – starting this week.

All B.C. Bus Pass users to get Compass cards

Fare gates close at all SkyTrain stations in Metro Vancouver this week

Fare gates are finally to close at all stations and stay that way – at least most of the time – starting this week.
Jock Finlayson is executive vice-president of the Business Council of British Columbia.

Big federal deficit not alarming to Business Council of B.C.’s Finlayson

Economic growth should keep debt-to-GDP ratio steady, rebound in dollar, oil may improve confidence

Jock Finlayson is executive vice-president of the Business Council of British Columbia.
Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the toll reform debate isn't urgent because the opening of the next new toll bridge will be several years away.

No rush on bridge toll reform debate: Stone

Minister, premier dodge calls to clarify how Metro Vancouver tolling will be made fair

Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the toll reform debate isn't urgent because the opening of the next new toll bridge will be several years away.
Premier Christy Clark is promising action to address shadow flipping by realtors.

Province to take profit out of real estate shadow flipping

Predatory practice saw some realtors profit as intermediaries

Premier Christy Clark is promising action to address shadow flipping by realtors.
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.

Stats point to rise in B.C. prison violence

NDP lists correctional centre understaffing, overcrowding as likely causes for increase in incidents

Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.
Strong winds that hit the Lower Mainland overnight on Wednesday and continued Thursday morning brought a large tree and power lines down near 46 Avenue and 200 Street in Langley.

Woman killed as wind storm knocks out power across southwest B.C.

Downed trees, darkened neighbourhoods follow a night of high winds in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

Strong winds that hit the Lower Mainland overnight on Wednesday and continued Thursday morning brought a large tree and power lines down near 46 Avenue and 200 Street in Langley.
A Syrian man carries a sleeping child off a bus at the Travelodge in Nanaimo last Thursday. The group of 38 refugees

Big families make Syrian refugees a challenge to house

Many refugees still in Metro Vancouver hotels, Surrey top destination for permanent homes

A Syrian man carries a sleeping child off a bus at the Travelodge in Nanaimo last Thursday. The group of 38 refugees
Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, Aldergrove

Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, Aldergrove

Officials say there is no public health concern, but are assessing children and their contacts for risk

Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, Aldergrove
Unsafe handling of asbestos in the demolition of Lower Mainland homes has been a recurring problem and a top enforcement priority for WorkSafeBC in recent years.

Stakes ‘huge’ for B.C. workers if asbestos court ruling stands

WorkSafeBC appeals judge's dismissal of contempt case against contractor with more than 200 asbestos safety violations

Unsafe handling of asbestos in the demolition of Lower Mainland homes has been a recurring problem and a top enforcement priority for WorkSafeBC in recent years.
Hospitals in the Fraser Health region continue to struggle with high levels of  congestion. It's hoped that a shift of elderly patients out to new residential care beds will help.

Fraser cuts hospital beds as care homes open

Health region to shift patients out of hospitals to community care facilities

Hospitals in the Fraser Health region continue to struggle with high levels of  congestion. It's hoped that a shift of elderly patients out to new residential care beds will help.
Facebook has become a major tool for ICBC investigators rooting out fraud.

Crash fraudsters busted by own online bragging

ICBC investigators scour social media postings for ammunition to reduce or deny inflated claims

Facebook has become a major tool for ICBC investigators rooting out fraud.
A townhouse unit under construction in Surrey.

Province targets ‘hidden’ fees levied by cities on new homes

Premier wants to shine light on municipal development charges, urge reductions

A townhouse unit under construction in Surrey.
Eight additional ambulances will be added in southwestern B.C. to address response time concerns.

Ambulance reforms pledged to shrink waits

New plan to hire more paramedics, treat more minor calls without a ride to hospital

Eight additional ambulances will be added in southwestern B.C. to address response time concerns.
Mussel-detecting dog Hilo sniffs a boat trailer at an inspection station in Alberta.

Dogs, drones help detect invasive species

New tactics aim to keep mussels and other alien invaders out of B.C.

Mussel-detecting dog Hilo sniffs a boat trailer at an inspection station in Alberta.
Loyalty reward points can no longer be offered in B.C. on prescription drugs after a court ruling in favour of the College of Pharmacists of B.C.

Court okays ban on pharmacy reward points

Prescriptions blocked from B.C. supermarket loyalty programs

Loyalty reward points can no longer be offered in B.C. on prescription drugs after a court ruling in favour of the College of Pharmacists of B.C.
The twinning of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline will be subject to revised federal rules.

Feds add pipeline consultations, delay Kinder Morgan decision

Extra level of review ordered by Ottawa adds weight to aboriginal, climate concerns in deciding Trans Mountain fate

The twinning of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline will be subject to revised federal rules.
An Abbotsford woman died last June after overdosing on methylfentanyl she may have believed was heroin.

Drug deaths soar 50 per cent in Fraser

166 overdose fatalities in region, 55 more than 2014, 465 deaths across B.C. last year

An Abbotsford woman died last June after overdosing on methylfentanyl she may have believed was heroin.
The Uber smartphone app can hail rides in dozens of cities around the world

Uber political football thrown to Fassbender

Premier taps minister to consult with B.C. cities on 'sharing economy'

The Uber smartphone app can hail rides in dozens of cities around the world
NDP leader John Horgan on a recent appearance on Voice of B.C.

Community TV channel may fade to black

CRTC mulls redirecting two per cent local cable TV levy to private stations

NDP leader John Horgan on a recent appearance on Voice of B.C.
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