February 25, 2018

Study finds transit fare gates don’t curb crime

Fare gates on public transit systems have very little impact on fare evasion, crime and public disorder. That's the finding of a study carried out by Criminologist Darryl Plecas at the University of the Fraser Valley.  Plecas says while the introduction of turnstiles and fare gates is perceived by the public as a panacea to deal with fare … [Read more...]

Ministry of Agriculture wants to curb spread of apple pests

The Ministry of Agriculture is asking you to take some precautions when dealing with fruit--in order to prevent the spread of pests. Apple Maggots have been found in Greater Vancouver, on Vancouver Island, and in the Fraser Valley, and the Apple Clearwing Moth has been found in Coastal BC, Cawston, Keremeos, Oliver, North Osoyoos, Kelowna and … [Read more...]

Vision trashes NPA motion to curb park board catering

Vision Vancouver is calling an NPA motion to curb catering at the park board “poorly thought out.” Vice-chair Aaron Jasper says ordering “sandwiches and carrots sticks” only costs about $ 2,000 per year.  He says if commissioner Melissa De Genova's motion is approved, that would take up three times that much in work … [Read more...]

Prostitution critics want police to impound johns’ cars to curb sex trade

A month after Ontario’s top court struck down a ban on brothels, claiming they're safer than making prostitutes work off the street, opponents are hoping police step up efforts to cut off the demand for the sex trade. Hilla Kerner with the Women's Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution supports impounding johns’ vehicles – … [Read more...]