January 20, 2018

Premier supports Black’s refinery proposal

Premier Christy Clark is giving a strong voice of support to David Black's proposed oil refinery on the north coast. Clark told the Legislature today the project must go through an independent environmental review, but she calls it a "credible" proposal that could generate six thousand full time, good paying jobs. "Our government takes the view … [Read more...]

BC Conservative Party candidate speaks out against Enbridge proposal

The BC Conservative Party and Leader John Cummins are all for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline but a candidate is breaking ranks. Kelowna Lake Country candidate Graem James says he just can't support the Enbridge proposal. "I just don't think Enbridge is a company to build that pipeline they have had concerns there has been 600 spills I … [Read more...]

Vancouver Park Board showdown over take over proposal

It's beyond standing room only at the Vancouver Park Board meeting in the Westend tonight.  On the agenda is the controverisal proposal for the board to take control of the city's community centres.  73 people signed up to address the board. In it's presentation, the board says the move would not be a cash grab. The rowdy and vocal crowd … [Read more...]

Vancouver Park Board to hold meeting on community centre revenue proposal

The Vancouver Park Board will be holding a special public meeting Monday night on a plan to make community centre revenue across the city more equitable. The plan would see community centres pooling surpluses to help out a handful of centres in less affluent neighbourhoods. Park Board Staff say patrons of those centres can't afford to pay the same … [Read more...]

Township willing to look at casino complex proposal

While Surrey shows the BC Lottery Corporation Casino and Entertainment Complex proposal the door, the Township of Langley is rolling out the welcome mat.  Mayor Jack Froese says while they haven't actually talked to BCLC they are interested, "We are open to it. We certainly would want to take a look at it. A few years ago it was before us and … [Read more...]

Surrey City Council votes down casino and entertainment complex proposal

Surrey City Council has decided to reject the controversial casino and entertainment complex. By a vote of 5 to 4, with Surrey Mayor Diane Watts holding the deciding vote, Surrey said no thanks to the casino project. Terry McNiece who led the group opposing the casino plan was asked if it was a David beats Goliath moment. "Not really.  I mean … [Read more...]

Noisy protest greets NEB Public Hearing into Enbridge Pipeline proposal

The entrance to Vancouver's Wall Centre Hotel was surrounded for hours Monday night by protesters wanting into the Enbridge Pipeline hearings.  The hearing at the Wall Centre Hotel was only for those who got on the speakers list in advance and the media.  A so-called "Public Viewing Area" was set up a few kilometers away at the Westin … [Read more...]

First Nations disappointed in pipeline proposal expansion

The Tseil-Wauthuth First Nation is disappointed but not suprised at the announcement that Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion proposal has grown. Council member Carleen Thomas says the announcement begs the question, where will it end?  What will Kinder Morgan be asking for next? "Will there be dredging under the Second Narrows Bridge to make … [Read more...]

Casino proposal goes to Council Monday evening

It's expected to be a marathon meeting Monday night when a casino proposal goes before Surrey Council. City staff estimate more than one hundred people will want to speak on the issue. Mayor Dianne watts believes the meeting will drag into the small hours of Tuesday morning. "I'll take one individual to come forward from the opposing position, … [Read more...]

Kinder Morgan increases scope of Trans Mountain proposal

The proposal to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which ends in Bunaby, has gotten bigger.  Kinder Morgan says it has now signed up 13 canadian companies who want to ship oil along its pipeline and onto Asia-Pacific markets.  Officials say that means its planned capacity has grown from 750-thousand barrels a day to 890-thousand barrels. … [Read more...]