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New port initiative targets truck efficiency

New port initiative targets truck efficiency

In the fierce competition for West Coast-bound cargoes, Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) has launched a plan to up its competitive edge by increasing trucking efficiency.
Wireless electric streetcar on display at Granville Island

Wireless electric streetcar on display at Granville Island

A new electric-powered streetcar that requires no overhead wires or third-rail connection will be on display at Granville Island Public Market today through Sunday.
Surrey Board of Trade backs Blaine Amtrak stop

Surrey Board of Trade backs Blaine Amtrak stop

The Surrey Board of Trade has thrown its support behind calls for an Amtrak Cascades train stop in Blaine, Washington. Currently, Fraser Valley and south Fraser residents need to travel into downtown Vancouver to board the Seattle-bound train.
New signs tell motorists wait times for border crossings

New signs tell motorists wait times for border crossings

Fraser Valley residents heading to the U.S. to shop will still have to wait in line at the border, but at least they’ll know in advance how long the wait may be, thanks to a new electronic display sign on Highway 1.
Rare Porsche sells for more than $400,000

Rare Porsche sells for more than $400,000

Urban Garage , a West Vancouver luxury and high-performance car dealer, recently went to great lengths to bring a rare 1973 Porsche 911RS to the West Coast from New York.
$100m North Van port project approved

$100m North Van port project approved

The City of North Vancouver council has approved a $100 million port project for improvements to Low Level Road.
Liberal MPs call on local Conservatives to help save Kits Coast Guard base

Liberal MPs call on local Conservatives to help save Kits Coast Guard base

The Canadian Coast Guard Kitsilano Search and Rescue base in Vancouver is an essential part of the area’s marine emergency response and must not be closed, according to Joyce Murray , Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra.
Gridlock ahead for South Fraser Perimeter Road: Delta Chamber

Gridlock ahead for South Fraser Perimeter Road: Delta Chamber

The Delta Chamber of Commerce has renewed calls for interchanges at two key points on the under-construction South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR). The current road plan envisages intersections at access points to the Tilbury and Sunbury business parks.
BC Ferries $16m in the red

BC Ferries $16m in the red

B.C. taxpayers will be forced to throw BC Ferries a lifeline as the ferry system is sinking in red ink. In its annual financial statements, the ferry corporation reports a net loss of $16.5 million for the year ended March 31, 2012.
Nakusp shipbuilder wins $26m ferry contract

Nakusp shipbuilder wins $26m ferry contract

WaterBridge Steel Inc. in Nakusp has been awarded a $26.5 million contract to build a new inland ferry for the Shelter Bay-Galena Bay crossing on Upper Arrow Lake.