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Silt, sea levels raising river stakeholder anxieties

Jul 22, 2014 - Fraser flood fears drive business push for Fraser dredging and repair infrastructure funds Full Article

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Truckers not ruling out further strike action, request

Jul 22, 2014 - Trucking companies are not living up to their end of the deal reached in March that ended an almost month-... Full Article

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Port truckers say agreement not being honoured

Jun 17, 2014 - The provincial government has launched a promised whistleblower service for Metro Vancouver container... Full Article



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Truckers not ruling out further strike action, request government ruling

Jul 22, 2014 - Trucking companies are not living up to their end of the deal reached in March that ended an almost month-long strike by Metro Vancouver container ... Full Article

Silt, sea levels raising river stakeholder anxieties

Jul 22, 2014 - Fraser flood fears drive business push for Fraser dredging and repair infrastructure funds Full Article

Port Metro Vancouver too noisy, say nearby residents

Jul 02, 2014 - Ken Lyotier can hear a deep, oscillating noise that goes on 24 hours a day when ships are in Port from his home at the corner of Alexander and... Full Article

Rebuilding shipbuilding’s engineering expertise in B.C.

Jun 23, 2014 - Specialized marine industry talent pool evaporated with demise of Canadian shipyards Full Article

Port truckers say agreement not being honoured

Jun 17, 2014 - The provincial government has launched a promised whistleblower service for Metro Vancouver container truckers. Full Article

Tugboat operators avoid strike with Seaspan

Jun 16, 2014 - A strike by tugboat operators has been averted, with two unions agreeing June 14 to enter binding arbitration/mediation with their employer,... Full Article

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Union at Seaspan not serving strike notice

Jun 04, 2014 - The union representing tugboat crews at Seaspan is not serving strike notice, it announced June 3. Full Article

Tugboat union at Seaspan votes 100% in favour of strike

Jun 03, 2014 - The union representing tugboat crews at Seaspan has voted 100% in favour of a strike in response to Seaspan’s announcement that it will... Full Article

Longshoreman Cynthia Brooke: Workplace injury won't stop stevedore

May 16, 2014 - Told she'd never work on the waterfront again following a spinal injury, Cynthia Brooke returned to the port in another role to reclaim her livelihood Full Article

Exclusive poll: British Columbians think positively about port

May 16, 2014 - Despite the recent container truck strike that affected $700 million worth of goods each week, British Columbians are incredibly positive about... Full Article

Longshoreman Bobby Lehal: No guarantee of work part of the 'game' for longshoremen

May 16, 2014 - Casual workers can spend 11 years on the waterfront before being able to join the union — even then, work is not a certainty Full Article

BMO extends help to farmers hit by grain export bottleneck

May 05, 2014 - A massive backlog in Vancouver ports that has prevented grain from last year's bumper harvest from getting to overseas customers has prompted the... Full Article

Port Metro Vancouver expects strong cruise season, generating almost $500m for local economy

Apr 29, 2014 - Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) expects this year’s cruise season to be strong, saying the number of passengers should be on par with last year... Full Article

Fraser port pushing its global business potential

Apr 14, 2014 - Fraser Surrey Docks boss promoting terminal’s logistics benefits in Ottawa and Far East Full Article

Surrey MPs submit petition to federal government calling for review of proposed coal project

Apr 11, 2014 - Local New Democrat MPs Jasbir Sandhu and Jinny Sims presented petitions containing roughly 400 signatures Thursday to the House of Commons,... Full Article

Port Metro Vancouver truckers strike ends

Mar 27, 2014 - After 29 days, Vancouver's port trucking strike is over following an intense day of bargaining on March 26. Full Article

Port of Nanaimo sees gains as strike stalls Vancouver

Mar 25, 2014 - The Port of Nanaimo is busy due to a backlog of Canadian grain and a truckers strike that has frozen container traffic through Port Metro... Full Article

Truckers vow to keep fighting in face of back-to-work legislation

Mar 21, 2014 - Port Metro Vancouver is claiming its threat to terminate the licenses of striking truckers is getting things moving at the port again.... Full Article

Back-to-work legislation, licence terminations set to end port strike

Mar 19, 2014 - The B.C. government will introduce back-to-work legislation and Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) will start to terminate the licenses of some truckers... Full Article

No end to Vancouver's port strike

Mar 17, 2014 - Vancouver's 20-day old port trucking strike will continue after truckers rejected a government proposal on March 16.... Full Article

Forestry feels the bite of Vancouver port strike as talks continue

Mar 14, 2014 - Talks continued on March 14 towards a resolution of the trucking strike that has crippled Vancouver's port and caused layoffs in British... Full Article

Governments, PMV announce action to end trucking dispute

Mar 14, 2014 - The federal and provincial governments, along with Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) last night (March 13) announced a 14-point action plan aimed at... Full Article

Clark urges federal involvement to end Vancouver's port trucking strike

Mar 13, 2014 - B.C.'s transportation minister and premier are calling on federal transport minister Lisa Raitt to come to this province to help mediate a... Full Article

Union to join UTA truckers in port strike

Mar 10, 2014 - Members of the Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association (VCTA) voted March 8 to reject a tentative agreement with Port Metro... Full Article

Unionized port truckers call off strike; deal in works for UTA members

Mar 07, 2014 - The 400 members of a Vancouver container truckers union called off a threatened strike at the eleventh hour yesterday, but approximately 1,000... Full Article

Vince Ready steps in to mediate Vancouver port trucking dispute

Mar 06, 2014 - Vancouver container truckers began meeting with government, Port Metro Vancouver and labour mediator Vince Ready March 6 in hopes of working out a ... Full Article

Striking truckers reject Vancouver port's “back-door deal”

Mar 03, 2014 - In an attempt to get striking truckers back on the job, Port Metro Vancouver and the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) have released an ... Full Article

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Unionized truckers join Vancouver port strike

Mar 03, 2014 - The situation at Vancouver's port is set to heat up this week after unionized container truckers voted unanimously to join non-unionized truckers... Full Article

Seaspan pulls out of bidding to build three new ferries

Feb 27, 2014 - Seaspan is taking itself out of the running to construct three intermediate-sized B.C. Ferries vessels, meaning that those ships will almost... Full Article

Unifor truckers to decide whether to join port strike March 1

Feb 26, 2014 - Container truckers represented by Unifor will hold a strike vote March 1, the union announced February 26. Full Article

Truckers shut down Vancouver's port

Feb 26, 2014 - Vancouver truckers who own and operate their own trucks say as of today, they are on strike, and they anticipate that several unions may also join ... Full Article

Port truckers to go on strike Wednesday

Feb 24, 2014 - Metro Vancouver container truckers say they're ready to walk off the job later this week after tensions over long wait times at Vancouver's ports... Full Article

PMV delays coal transfer facility decision

Feb 20, 2014 - Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) has further delayed its decision on a permit application for Fraser Surrey Docks' proposed coal terminal expansion, the ... Full Article

Federal Green Party leader tables petition in Ottawa to stop Delta port expansion

Feb 03, 2014 - Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May has tabled a petition in the House of Commons calling on Parliament to stop further port expansion in the ... Full Article

Vancity latest to oppose Fraser Surrey Docks coal expansion

Dec 17, 2013 - Vancity and the Corporation of Delta joined a chorus of voices expressing their opposition to Fraser Surrey Docks' proposed Direct Transfer Coal... Full Article

Serious improvements needed to Canada's tanker safety plan: experts

Dec 04, 2013 - Important improvements are needed to Canada's oil spill response plan, including who should pay to clean up should a spill occur, concluded an... Full Article

Coal terminal decision to be “reasonably soon”: Port CEO

Dec 03, 2013 - With environmental impact assessment recently released, PMV CEO says authority is close to making a decision Full Article

Coal project poses no significant risks: Fraser Surrey Docks

Nov 19, 2013 - An environmental impact assessment (EIA) of Fraser Surrey Docks' proposed coal expansion project released November 18 has found no significant... Full Article

BC Export Awards winners announced

Nov 18, 2013 - Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters British Columbia has announce the winners of the 2013 BC Export Awards, which recognize B.C. companies for... Full Article

Truckers will go on strike if port problems not resolved

Oct 29, 2013 - Lower Mainland truckers say they will go on strike if problems with long wait times at port terminals aren’t resolved.... Full Article




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