February 19, 2018

Transit fare cheats still not paying up

Despite a change in legislation to force fare cheats to pay their fines, Translink says they aren’t yet seeing much of a difference. Spokesperson Derek Zabel says rate of payment of fare evasion tickets is up by less then one percent compared to 2010. We are seeing about an 18-percent return right now but there is a lot of people within that … [Read more...]

People still not paying fare evasion fines

Despite a change in legislation to force fare cheats to pay their fines Translink says they aren't yet seeing much of a difference.  Spokesperson Derek Zabel says rate of payment on fare evasion tickets is up by less than one percent compared to 2010.   "We are seeing about an 18-percent return right now but there is a lot of people … [Read more...]

Paying too much for power

The Liberal government is defending its record on electricity production even though BC Hydro is paying a premium for independent power while spilling water from public dams. NDP energy critic John Horgan says Hydro is missing a chance to generate excess power for sale because it's committed to buying from independent power producers at a rate four … [Read more...]

Fare evaders can avoid paying fine for years if they take it to court

We've all heard the transportation minister say under new legislation, drivers with unpaid transit fines won't be able to renew their licence and vehicle registration. What Blair Lekstrom didn't say is that if you decide to contest the ticket, you "can" still renew your vehicle insurance. Get a $ 173 transit violation ticket and you've got 30 days … [Read more...]

Woman stuck paying for car burnt in Vancouver riot

A man films a burning car while another stands atop an awning of the Bay department store in downtown Vancouver during the Stanley Cup riot on June 15, 2011. (Rich ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]