Aldergrove border crossing to get an update, including a Nexus lane

Apr 15, 2014 - The border located in Aldergrove will be getting a $17.7 million expansion, which includes the installment of a Nexus lane.    Full Article


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Transit mired in money trouble

Apr 08, 2014 - TransLink can't keep up with demand, but the B.C. government and municipalities have ruled out new funding to ... Full Article

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Aldergrove border crossing to get an update, including

Apr 15, 2014 - The border located in Aldergrove will be getting a $17.7 million expansion, which includes the installment of ... Full Article

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January aircraft movements flat at YVR

Apr 07, 2014 - Vancouver International Airport may have just been recognized for five-straight years as North America's best,... Full Article



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Transit mired in money trouble

Apr 08, 2014 - TransLink can't keep up with demand, but the B.C. government and municipalities have ruled out new funding to put the system back on the track. Full Article

January aircraft movements flat at YVR

Apr 07, 2014 - Vancouver International Airport may have just been recognized for five-straight years as North America's best, but YVR's world-class facilities...... Full Article

TransLink reports surplus, but still feels funding squeeze

Apr 04, 2014 - TransLink ended 2013 with a $47.9 million surplus, even as an ongoing funding hole continued to impact transit service and put several planned... Full Article

Vancouver named North America's best airport for fifth-straight year

Mar 27, 2014 - Those ever-increasing departure fees at YVR helped the airport take flight once again after passengers departing Vancouver International Airport... Full Article

SkyTrain workers vote in favour of strike mandate

Mar 24, 2014 - SkyTrain workers who handle the Expo and Millennium Lines have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike mandate.... Full Article

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West Vancouver merchants worried over future ferry plans

Mar 17, 2014 - While protests about BC Ferries service cuts have recently focused on smaller routes, merchants in West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay village... Full Article

China Southern to add more Vancouver flights

Mar 17, 2014 - CEO discusses Dreamliners, Vancouver-China travel opportunities and luxury service Full Article

Burnaby reluctant to support New West’s bridge proposal

Mar 11, 2014 - Some Burnaby councillors say it’s better to tear down the Pattullo Bridge and not replace it, rather than build a new, tolled four-lane... Full Article

Fisherman claims BC Ferries swiped confidential info for cable ferry proposal

Mar 11, 2014 - A commercial fisherman and his company are suing British Columbia Ferry Services for allegedly using confidential information about the viability... Full Article

Ferry cuts to be felt downstream; island residents plan protest

Mar 10, 2014 - Cuts to BC Ferries service to Prince Rupert will have far-reaching consequences for all of northern British Columbia, said the port city's mayor.... Full Article

Union pushes for more buses

Mar 05, 2014 - Canadian Autoworkers Local 111 president Nathan Woods sat down March 3 with Marcella Szel, TransLink’s board chair, to discuss cuts and the... Full Article

Engineering report: No bridge too far afield for Vancouver engineering firm

Mar 04, 2014 - Founded in 1972, Buckland and Taylor Ltd. has developed into a bridge specialist in B.C. and around the world Full Article

Nanaimo Airport launches twice-daily direct flights to Seattle

Mar 03, 2014 - Vancouver Island residents will find travel to the United States that much easier beginning March 3, now that Nanaimo Airport has begun offering a ... Full Article

SFU calls on Surrey residents for transit input at public meeting

Feb 28, 2014 - Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus will host a public conversation on the region's transit system during an open house meeting on Thursday,... Full Article

Pattullo Bridge consultations in Surrey, New West delayed by TransLink

Feb 21, 2014 - The next round of public consultation regarding the replacement of the Pattullo Bridge is being postponed by TransLink.... Full Article

United Airlines slashes 85 Vancouver jobs, 240 across Canada

Feb 21, 2014 - United Airlines has announced it is cutting 85 jobs in Vancouver and several more in Calgary and Toronto. Full Article

China Southern first airline to offer daily Dreamliner flights from YVR

Feb 19, 2014 - China Southern Airlines (CSA) expects to be the first airline to offer daily scheduled flights out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) using... Full Article

New air service serving Kitimat formed

Feb 07, 2014 - More evidence of Kitimat’s boom is in the air with the formation of a new air service launched by the Haisla First Nation and the Summit... Full Article

Mayors to get say over TransLink, be responsible for referendum

Feb 06, 2014 - British Columbia's transportation minister has booted the contentious Metro Vancouver transit funding referendum over to the region's mayors.... Full Article

Victoria stands by decision to cut ferry route

Feb 05, 2014 - The B.C. government will follow through on controversial cost-cutting measures for BC Ferries, including the elimination of a route tourism... Full Article

London Drugs luxury airline subsidiary puts five new Learjets into service

Feb 05, 2014 - London Air Services, the private-jet air travel division of Richmond-based London Drugs, has added five new Bombardier Learjet 75 jets to its... Full Article

Surrey pushes $1.8 billion light rail plan

Feb 04, 2014 - City survey finds strong support for LRT among developers and business owners, but TransLink has yet to decide on rapid transit options Full Article

B.C. shippers irked over stalled Metro Vancouver truck routes

Feb 04, 2014 - Transportation study finds little progress being made in reducing truckers’ travel time and unsnarling major port logistics infrastructure Full Article

BC Aviation Council to tackle northern B.C. airport infrastructure needs in Prince George

Jan 29, 2014 - In a nod to northern British Columbia's booming resource economy, the BC Aviation Council will host its annual conference in Prince George, with a ... Full Article

Metro Vancouver mayors hopeful province will delay transit referendum

Jan 27, 2014 - The chair of TransLinks' Mayors' Council is hopeful the province will delay an upcoming transit referendum following comments made by Premier... Full Article

Surrey Board of Trade calls for release of transit referendum question

Jan 22, 2014 - With the transit referendum just 10 months away, the Surrey Board of Trade is calling on the Ministry of Transportation to release the would-be... Full Article

Frustrated by fog, Harbour Air offers backup

Jan 20, 2014 - It's been a particularly bad winter for thick, persistent fog on British Columbia's south coast. Full Article

Surrey mayor reveals wishful transit referendum question

Jan 16, 2014 - Transportation Minister Todd Stone has so far been mum on the question his government will ask Lower Mainland voters on an upcoming transit... Full Article

FedEx starting new route to Vancouver Island next month

Jan 16, 2014 - Business and online shoppers on Vancouver Island will have increased courier service, thanks to a new daily flight being added to the island by... Full Article

Air Canada Rouge joins proposed Canada Jetlines with hiring spree in Vancouver

Jan 14, 2014 - Air Canada's wholly owned discount airline Rouge has launched a recruitment campaign to hire more than 100 Vancouver-based flight attendants in... Full Article

Road congestion costing B.C.'s economy billions in lost productivity and stalled job growth

Jan 14, 2014 - The future of Lower Mainland transit improvements depends on where infrastructure funding comes from and where it will deliver the greatest benefits Full Article

Pattullo Bridge begins to crumble a month after calls for replacement

Jan 10, 2014 - Surrey councillor says decision on replacement needs to be now instead of waiting to spend $300 million on refurbishment Full Article

Investor interest soars for new low-cost airline

Jan 06, 2014 - Vancouver-based Jetlines aims to raise $100 million by its fall 2014 launch Full Article

New low-cost airline prepares to take flight

Dec 18, 2013 - Vancouver travellers to western Canadian and tropical destinations may have another airline choice by next Christmas.... Full Article

Tolling polling reveals increased ire over Port Mann fee hike

Dec 13, 2013 - As a January toll increase for the Port Mann Bridge looms, drivers who use the bridge increasingly oppose the toll hike, according to an Insights... Full Article

Province approves Richmond jet fuel pipeline despite city's concerns

Dec 13, 2013 - The British Columbia government has granted conditional environmental approval for a jet fuel pipeline that would take fuel from the south arm of... Full Article

B.C. company one of five shipyards shortlisted to build LNG ships for BC Ferries

Dec 10, 2013 - Vancouver-based Seaspan Shipyards was shortlisted with companies from Norway, Germany, Poland and Turkey to bid on building the three new ships... Full Article

Virgin Atlantic to increase summer traffic between Vancouver and London

Dec 10, 2013 - After seeing an 18% increase in passenger volume from 2012 to 2013, Virgin Atlantic will be adding a seasonal fifth weekly flight from Vancouver... Full Article

Whistler hydrogen bus pilot to be parked in March

Dec 10, 2013 - But five-year fuel-cell demonstration project helped develop global market for Ballard Full Article

TransLink seeks innovative ways to generate non-fare revenue

Dec 09, 2013 - Retail remains a fraction of the $498m TransLink expects to generate from fares in 2013 Full Article

YVR announces new non-stop flight to Tokyo via All Nippon Airways

Dec 09, 2013 - A new daily non-stop service from Vancouver to Tokyo via All Nippon Airways (ANA) will begin March 30, 2014, according to an announcement made... Full Article

Key link in B.C.’s Pacific Gateway set to open

Dec 02, 2013 - $1.3 billion South Fraser Perimeter Road promises to unclog some of the main goods-movement bottlenecks between Metro Vancouver, the U.S.A., Asia... Full Article

Surrey businesswoman wins top national award

Nov 28, 2013 - Lisa Tuningley now wants to help influence other women in Canada's male-dominated rail industry, saying their leadership can spur innovation Full Article

South Fraser Perimeter Road to open before Christmas

Nov 22, 2013 - The South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) will be officially opened before Christmas, provincial Minister of Transportation Todd Stone told the... Full Article

Transit and transportation top of mind for congested Surrey: SBOT

Nov 22, 2013 - Traffic congestion in B.C.'s second largest city is impacting both business and family life, and Surrey can't wait until next November's transit... Full Article

B.C. government announces cuts to minor ferry routes, no more free rides for seniors and maybe gambling

Nov 18, 2013 - The British Columbia government will eliminate free ferry rides for seniors, introduce gambling on some sailings and reduce a host of minor routes ... Full Article

Air Canada boosts capacity to Hong Kong, London; reduces business class

Nov 14, 2013 - Air Canada will increase capacity on its daily non-stop flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong and London starting November 16, Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) ... Full Article

BC Ferries changes executive bonus plan to save $900,000 annually

Nov 13, 2013 - BC Ferries is replacing its controversial bonus plan for executives with a salary holdback plan the company says is consistent with government... Full Article

South Fraser Perimeter Road diversion hurting some Surrey small businesses

Nov 12, 2013 - Surrey retailers take hit from construction of major goods and traffic artery Full Article

Regional taxi turf war heats up in city

Nov 05, 2013 - Vancouver cab companies lobbying to keep suburban competitors from servicing lucrative downtown city core Full Article

Vancouver airport CEO urges Canada to accept U.S. visas

Nov 01, 2013 - The Vancouver International Airport Authority's (VIAA) top executive is urging Ottawa to consider accepting U.S. visas for admittance to Canada as ... Full Article

CON: Should funding for TransLink be increased over current levels?

Oct 29, 2013 - TransLink has made many questionable expenditures over the years, and it's time for taxpayers – the ones footing TransLink's $1.4 billion... Full Article

Supply chain report: Material considerations

Oct 29, 2013 - Construction sites rely on smooth-running deliveries from multiple sources Full Article

Surrey businesswoman making tracks in a man’s world

Oct 29, 2013 - Lisa Tuningley parlays experience gleaned at North America’s leading railroad track manufacturer to build her own materials supply company Full Article

Surrey company hits the high road east

Oct 01, 2013 - Buoyed by long-term road maintenance contracts in British Columbia, Mainroad Group is pursuing opportunities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario Full Article

New Richmond-Delta bridge to drive up property values south of the Fraser

Oct 01, 2013 - Residential, industrial and commercial property owners see Massey Tunnel replacement as boon for local real estate Full Article

Quesnel latest regional centre to get funding for airport upgrades

Sep 27, 2013 - Quesnel Regional Airport on became the latest B.C. airport to get funding for upgrades September 27. Full Article

Infrastructure conference advocates road tolling

Sep 23, 2013 - Convention focusing on bridge tolls and other road-pricing options rolls into Vancouver Full Article

Christy Clark promises bridge to replace Massey tunnel

Sep 20, 2013 - One of the Lower Mainland's biggest bottlenecks, the George Massey Tunnel, will be replaced by a bridge, Premier Christy Clark announced at the... Full Article

Float plane operator Harbour Air buys first wheeled plane

Sep 19, 2013 - Vancouver-based Harbour Air is expanding beyond float planes with its purchase of its first wheeled plane, the company announced September 19. ... Full Article

Automated customs clearance now available to Canadian travellers at YVR

Sep 05, 2013 - Canadian travellers will now be able to use automated customs clearance technology when heading to the United States through Vancouver... Full Article

Business groups to put spotlight on transit funding this fall

Sep 04, 2013 - This fall, Vancouver’s business community is hoping to bend the ear of Transportation Minister Todd Stone on the contentious transit funding ... Full Article

New airline coming to YVR

Sep 03, 2013 - Icelandair will begin flying from Vancouver International Airport to more than 20 European destinations, the airline announced September 3.... Full Article

Family business report: Soaring to new heights on a firm family foundation

Sep 03, 2013 - Trying different jobs and learning from their father were keys to Smith brothers’ successful transition to leadership Full Article

YVR strike averted

Aug 30, 2013 - The Vancouver Airport Authority and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have announced that they have reached a tentative deal, averting... Full Article

Airport investments landing business opportunities

Aug 20, 2013 - More flights, improved landing reliability increasing access to more regions of B.C. Full Article

Expanded section of Okanagan’s Highway 97 opens to traffic

Aug 19, 2013 - A new four-lane, nine-kilometre section of Highway 97 in the Okanagan opened to traffic August 16. Full Article

Northern Rockies airport parking program lands $250,000 development grant

Aug 16, 2013 - The Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) announced a $250,000 grant August 15 to the Northern Rockies Regional Airport in Fort Nelson to... Full Article

Metro Vancouver gets online traffic map using GPS signals

Aug 15, 2013 - Drivers looking to avoid the often-unavoidable Metro Vancouver traffic jam got some help from TransLink on August 14 when the transit authority... Full Article

First guideway column in place on Evergreen Line

Aug 13, 2013 - The Evergreen Line’s first guideway column – the vertical concrete structures that support the train track – is now in place at ... Full Article

Province’s aerospace companies hope $11 billion F-35 jet program doesn’t stall

Aug 13, 2013 - Lockheed Martin officials at 2013 aerospace expo warn that contract dollars and jobs in jeopardy if Canada rethinks plane purchase Full Article

China Eastern Airlines expands to twice-daily flights

Jul 22, 2013 - China Eastern Airlines (CEA) officially started flying twice daily between Vancouver and Shanghai on July 20. Full Article

B.C. class action lawsuits allege deceptive airline billing

Jul 16, 2013 - Filings claim airline surcharges are being labelled as taxes charged to passengers Full Article

Ground crews at YVR threaten summer job action

Jul 11, 2013 - The union representing ground crews that fuel planes at Vancouver International Airport is warning a strike could disrupt travel plans for anyone... Full Article

Report tallies cost of traffic congestion, recommends road pricing

Jul 11, 2013 - Governments need to think beyond the traffic jam when deciding where to put scarce infrastructure dollars, argues a C.D. Howe Institute...... Full Article

Lobby grows for airline passengers’ bill of rights

Jul 09, 2013 - Air Canada increases compensation for stranded passengers, but the company’s change in policy falls well short of what U.S. and European... Full Article

South Fraser Perimeter Road to be complete this December

Jul 08, 2013 - The South Fraser Perimeter Road is 80% done and will open in December 2013, announced MP Nina Grewal on Friday. Full Article

Flight frequency to China soars to all-time high

Jun 25, 2013 - 50% more flights from Vancouver this summer compared with summer 2012 Full Article

BC Ferries posts profit despite decreasing ridership

Jun 24, 2013 - BC Ferries has managed to bail itself out of a deficit position with the posting of modest profit despite a decrease in passengers, according to... Full Article

Exclusive: TransLink hires companies for emergency repairs to Pattullo Bridge

Jun 24, 2013 - TransLink has hired two companies on emergency contracts for repairs to the rusting, decaying Pattullo Bridge. Full Article

CUPE angered by permanent closure of CanJet Vancouver

Jun 21, 2013 - The union representing Canadian flight attendants is crying foul over CanJet’s decision to permanently close its Vancouver operations.... Full Article

Canada’s aerospace industry finally seeing growth this year

Jun 21, 2013 - Demand for new airplanes is on the rise after several years of soft growth, the Conference Board of Canada is reporting today. ... Full Article




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