November 23, 2017

Residents living near Surrey’s Colebrook Road set to meet with Mayor again

People living on Panorama Ridge in Surrey will meet again with the city's mayor this week to discuss crime prevention.  Video cameras and lights have been installed on Colebrook Road in the area after four bodies were found there in a six week span this year.  Bob Campbell with the local ratepayers association says the move is just one … [Read more...]

For sale signs on provincially owned Burnaby land surprises Mayor

The Mayor of Burnaby is surprised to learn the province has put a for sale sign on some property within his municipality.   Derek Corrigan says the lot is at 6th Street and 18th Avenue on the edge of New Westminister with a sale price he says is below market value.   Corrigan says the province is passing up an opportunity for affordable … [Read more...]

Surrey’s mayor pledges to unveil a crime fighting plan for Panorama Ridge

People living in Panorama Ridge left a meeting with Surrey's mayor with some hope a plan is coming after four bodies have been found on the same road this year. Bob Campbell with the local ratepayers association says people voiced their frusterations to Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and the RCMP. "The mayor said she was going to come up with a plan and … [Read more...]

Surrey Mayor meets with anxious residents

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts met with members of the Panorama Ridge Residents Association Wednesday afternoon. They represent people living in the Colebrook Road area where two more bodies were found on the road earlier this morning -- bringing the body total to four since January. She says they spoke about measures to make resident's … [Read more...]

Vancouver’s mayor left of the invite list for Grey Cup announcement

The official announcement will come Friday awarding the 2014 Grey Cup to Vancouver but while the spotlight shines on the city, no one from the city will actually be there. The BC Lions have confirmed Mayor Gregor Robertson and members of city council were not invited to attend the Grey Cup announcement. The Lions says the announcement will only … [Read more...]

Mayor tackles two issues

It has been a week and chlorine is still in Chilliwack's drinking water and the city's Mayor is not happy about it. Last Wednesday, water in one area of Chilliwack tested positive for a minute level of e-coli prompting emergency chlorination of the water. Mayor Sharon Gaetz says all tests since have come back clean. She adds, people in Chilliwack … [Read more...]

Surrey mayor concerned about surge in Pattullo Bridge traffic

The Mayor of Surrey is again raising concerns about the impact of tolling the Port Mann bridge on other crossings in her city. Dianne Watts says early numbers are not good. "The numbers that I got from the BC Trucking Association, they've monitored about a 25 per cent diversion onto the Pattullo Bridge which again is problematic because again … [Read more...]

Mayor: build rapid transit along Broadway, or fall behind

Vancouver's mayor says the province's economic future risks falling behind, if rapid transit is not built along the Broadway corridor. Gregor Robertson says a subway system out to UBC would cost 2.8 billion dollars,  money he says would have to come from other levels of government. "Capital, talent and jobs are pouring into the corridor. And … [Read more...]

Surrey’s Mayor says next transit project isn’t up to Metro Van mayors

The Mayor of Surrey says despite what the Transportation Minister says it is not the role of mayors to chose the next transit project to go ahead. Dianne Watts says both skytrain expansion in Surrey and rapid transit along Broadway can both go ahead. "I am sure the minister well knows that the independent board has that task and it is within … [Read more...]

Richmond mayor welcomes delay in YVR jetfuel pipeline assessment

Richmond's mayor says it's good news the B.C. government has suspended its work on a project to pipe jet fuel to YVR. Malcolm Brodie and council have long opposed the plan to transport fuel along the south arm of the Fraser River, which is currently in the environmental assessment stage. "So for the minister of the environment to postpone a … [Read more...]