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As open-net farming ban looms, B.C. salmon farmers ask federal government to release transition plans

As open-net farming ban looms, B.C. salmon farmers ask federal government to release transition plans

Environmental groups are critical of Ottawa’s delay in plans to phase out open-net farms, while fish farm operators say mixed messages have created uncertain environment for their businesses.
Metro Vancouver leaders debate sharing skyrocketing costs of North Shore sewage plant

Metro Vancouver leaders debate sharing skyrocketing costs of North Shore sewage plant

North Vancouver mayors say North Shore taxpayers should have help from regional neighbours for a project that now comes with a revised, eye-watering price tag of $3.86 billion.
Vancouver police chief Adam Palmer earned $464,207 in 2023

Vancouver police chief Adam Palmer earned $464,207 in 2023

City manager Paul Mochrie collected $364,873, Mayor Ken Sim $200,397
Why methane pyrolysis may be best way to make hydrogen in B.C.

Why methane pyrolysis may be best way to make hydrogen in B.C.

CICE report says turquoise hydrogen may be production method for B.C.
'Flood risks for dummies' tool aims to help Canadian cities

'Flood risks for dummies' tool aims to help Canadian cities

The Municipal Flood Risk Check-Up is designed to act as a "first pass" for understaffed municipalities, and a way to allow more advanced planners to check their progress and ensure they haven’t missed anything.
Health minister pitches dental-care changes to get dentists onside

Health minister pitches dental-care changes to get dentists onside

OTTAWA — Health Minister Mark Holland announced tweaks to Ottawa's new dental-care plan Wednesday in a bid to get more dentists, hygienists and oral-health care providers to participate.
Federal budget ignores Indigenous infrastructure needs: Assembly of First Nations

Federal budget ignores Indigenous infrastructure needs: Assembly of First Nations

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is denouncing a federal budget that she says all but ignores the needs of the communities she represents.
B.C. government earmarks $300M to help TransLink buy more buses, reduce overcrowding

B.C. government earmarks $300M to help TransLink buy more buses, reduce overcrowding

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is paying up to $300 million in new capital funding to help TransLink, Metro Vancouver's transit provider, add more buses to its fleet.
Too early for conclusions on integrity of last two elections, MP Chong tells inquiry

Too early for conclusions on integrity of last two elections, MP Chong tells inquiry

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Michael Chong is urging a federal inquiry to refrain from making final conclusions about the integrity of the last two general elections, saying it is too early to do so.
Capital gains are going to be taxed more, and these economists say it's a good thing

Capital gains are going to be taxed more, and these economists say it's a good thing

OTTAWA — Canada's wealthiest individuals and corporations will soon pay taxes on a larger share of the capital gains they earn, a change that economists say will make the tax system more efficient, despite pushback from business groups.