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Kirk LaPointe: Metro’s sewage plant payment discussion still very ‘raw’

Kirk LaPointe: Metro’s sewage plant payment discussion still very ‘raw’

Metro Vancouver leaders are still trying to sort out who will pay for the problem-plagued North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant many months after the announcement of a shocking cost overrun
Opinion: Surrey shows the rest of Canada what not to do when breaking away from the RCMP

Opinion: Surrey shows the rest of Canada what not to do when breaking away from the RCMP

The current blue-on-blue battle between competing law enforcement agencies in a large British Columbia city does little to strengthen public trust in the rule of law and in our police forces.
Comment: B.C. is plagued by dysfunctional municipal councils

Comment: B.C. is plagued by dysfunctional municipal councils

Once you start examining the dysfunctional councils around B.C., you quickly conclude it’s best to keep a large supply of eye wash on hand.
Adrian Raeside cartoon: Where the money comes from

Adrian Raeside cartoon: Where the money comes from

Opinion: Flawed Broadway Plan prioritizes density—not affordability

Opinion: Flawed Broadway Plan prioritizes density—not affordability

The plan allows for massive density without increased protections for below-market rentals
Opinion: Vancouver city council offers fossil fuels a free pass

Opinion: Vancouver city council offers fossil fuels a free pass

Vancouver city council sues for bridge repairs, but rejects idea of suing fossil fuel companies for climate damages
Rob Shaw: B.C. NDP prepares for heated nomination battle in Vancouver

Rob Shaw: B.C. NDP prepares for heated nomination battle in Vancouver

Endorsements fly as Reimer, Boyle battle for NDP nomination
Opinion: Housing redevelopments must also consider business needs

Opinion: Housing redevelopments must also consider business needs

For the dozens of businesses in the area, the Moody Centre Transit-Oriented Development creates some uncertainty
Opinion: Why Coquitlam is lobbying for skills training and business tax fairness

Opinion: Why Coquitlam is lobbying for skills training and business tax fairness

Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart on how the city is addressing business and property tax challenges
Adrian Raeside cartoon: How belt-tightening is working out

Adrian Raeside cartoon: How belt-tightening is working out