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TransLink to shuffle current COO Doug Kelsey

Aug 22, 2014 - An executive shuffle is taking place at TransLink amid a summer of chaos, Business in Vancouver has learned. Full Article

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New York investors pay $500 million for 45% stake in B.

Aug 22, 2014 - A New York-based investment group is sinking at least $500 million into B.C.’s CHC Helicopters (NYSE:... Full Article

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City, railroad collide over future of Arbutus corridor

Aug 26, 2014 - Fight for control of disused rail line heats up after CP destroys gardens along tracks Full Article



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TransLink to shuffle current COO Doug Kelsey

Aug 22, 2014 - An executive shuffle is taking place at TransLink amid a summer of chaos, Business in Vancouver has learned. Full Article

New York investors pay $500 million for 45% stake in B.C.'s CHC Helicopters

Aug 22, 2014 - A New York-based investment group is sinking at least $500 million into B.C.’s CHC Helicopters (NYSE: HELI) in a deal that will shake up the ... Full Article

Gas price at the pump dips in July, but Vancouver still pays the most in the country

Aug 19, 2014 - The average cost per litre for gasoline at gas pumps in Vancouver dipped in July, according to data released August 19 by MJ Ervin &... Full Article

B.C. aerospace firms fear federal government’s F-35 jet procurement plan grounded for good

Aug 11, 2014 - Without a decision on multibillion-dollar fighter jet contract by year’s end, local manufacturers say Lockheed Martin will extend contracts... Full Article

Federal trade minister Ed Fast weighs in on container trucker dispute

Aug 08, 2014 - Canada’s International Trade Minister Ed Fast said the No. 1 priority in the ongoing labour dispute between truckers and Port Metro... Full Article

Former Toronto transit CEO hired to conduct review of recent SkyTrain issues

Jul 29, 2014 - Gary McNeil, the former CEO of Toronto’s GO Transit line, has been tasked by TransLink with conducting an independent review of two major... Full Article

B.C. introduces $75 vomit fee for taxi passengers

Jul 25, 2014 - Taxi passengers who are feeling a little woozy on the ride home will now have to fork over more than just their metered fare if they get sick... Full Article

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SkyTrain failures prompt Surrey mayor to call for more Mayors' Council powers

Jul 23, 2014 - With two major SkyTrain breakdowns in less than a week, Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is calling on the province to delegate more governance powers to ... Full Article

“Human error” caused the system-wide SkyTrain shutdown July 21, says TransLink

Jul 22, 2014 - An electrician installing a circuit breaker for the Evergreen Line tripped the main breaker for SkyTrain’s central operations, which led to... Full Article

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SkyTrain breakdowns may erode public confidence: former TransLink chair

Jul 21, 2014 - Thousands of travellers were left stranded once again by TransLink when the Millennium and Expo lines were shut down Monday afternoon (July 21).... Full Article

SkyTrain system paralyzed for second time in a week

Jul 21, 2014 - Transit users pipe up on social media with their thoughts on the latest fiasco to hit the SkyTrain tracks. Full Article

Uber promises to return to Vancouver

Jul 21, 2014 - Uber may be ready to give Vancouver another try. Full Article

B.C. residents own fewer cars than other Canadians

Jul 09, 2014 - British Columbia has fewer car owners than the Canadian average, and B.C. residents pay substantially less to own those cars, according to... Full Article

Vancouver’s STX Canada Marine sold to Norwegian shipbuilder Vard Holdings

Jul 04, 2014 - Norwegian shipbuilder Vard Holdings has acquired Vancouver-based engineering and design firm STX Canada Marine (STXM) in a deal worth about C$11... Full Article

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BC Ferries awards $165-million contract for LNG-powered vessels to Poland

Jul 03, 2014 - BC Ferries has awarded a Polish firm a $165-million contract for three new vessels — the first in its fleet to be powered by liquefied... Full Article

Mayors' $7.5-billion transit plan 'needs a bit more work': B.C. transportation minister

Jun 24, 2014 - The TransLink Mayors’ Council 10-year transit vision "needs a bit more work" as local politicians figure out just how to fund the $7.5-... Full Article

American Airlines launches new YVR route

Jun 20, 2014 - American Airlines (AA) is launching a new twice-daily flight between Vancouver and Los Angeles starting October 2 with bookings available starting ... Full Article

Business group backs Metro Vancouver transit plan

Jun 13, 2014 - The Surrey Board of Trade has thrown its full support behind a proposed $7.5 billion transit plan, saying that increased investment in transit is... Full Article

Think your commute is bad? BCAA reveals B.C.’s worst roads

Jun 13, 2014 - Complaints about traffic and road condition are common, but what are the worst roads in the province? Full Article

TransLink Mayors' Council pushes for $7.5-billion transportation plan

Jun 12, 2014 - A $7.5-billion investment in Metro Vancouver transportation infrastructure over the next 30 years is crucial to the future of the region’s... Full Article

Vancouver car co-operative changes gears

Jun 09, 2014 - Modo The Car Co-op vehicle-sharing service to expand, offer more services Full Article

WestJet allows tablet and smartphone use during flight

Jun 02, 2014 - WestJet has joined Air Canada in allowing passengers to play Candy Crush, read e-books or check their email at all times during a flight, the... Full Article

TransLink ridership levels off as transit authority reports surplus

May 28, 2014 - TransLink ridership levels appear to have "hit a plateau" after decreasing by 4.9 million, or 2%, in 2013 compared with the year prior, the... Full Article

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Port Mann Bridge ice bombs lead to lawsuits

May 23, 2014 - The slush bombs that rained down from the sky on drivers crossing the Port Mann Bridge shortly after it opened in 2012 have resulted in a pair of... Full Article

Could Beijing build a high-speed train to Vancouver?

May 23, 2014 - It may already seem like a common feature in science fiction films but it appears China is considering plans to build a high-speed rail line that... Full Article

Plans for new Vancouver-based airline move closer to lift-off

May 15, 2014 - The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has approved a group of entrepreneurs’ plan to base an ultra-low-cost airline in Vancouver.... Full Article

Transit at the crossroads

Apr 29, 2014 - While major infrastructure projects catering to automobiles get the go-ahead, politicians have shunted funding of buses and trains to the slow track Full Article

New Westminster mayor says six-lane Pattullo Bridge should connect Coquitlam and Surrey

Apr 23, 2014 - New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright said if Coquitlam and Surrey want a six-lane replacement for the Pattullo Bridge, they can have it – on... Full Article

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

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

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

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

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




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