Maria Rantanen

MP: Federal funding of $242m for B.C. school restart plan 'flexible' in use

The federal government’s contribution of $242 million to the B.C. education system is a “flexible” fund to help schools in their restart plans, according to the MP who made the announcement on...

Tilbury LNG plant asks to release more sulphur dioxide

FortisBC is applying to Metro Vancouver to increase its maximum permitted sulphur dioxide emissions eight-fold – from 3.4 tonnes per year to 28 tonnes per year – at its Tilbury liquefied natural gas...

COVID-19 enforcement powers not extended to bylaw officers

Police and other provincial enforcement officers were given the ability to crack down on non-compliance of COVID-19 orders.

Masks now mandatory in some B.C. schools' high-traffic areas

Students and staff in high schools and middle schools will be required to wear masks in high-traffic areas like in hallways and on buses in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Exceptions will...

School start delayed for students: Minister of Education

The Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, said that it's against health guidelines to allow students back into classes on Sept. 8 like other years, and an announcement will come in a few days on...

Richmond council reviews concerns over Tilbury LNG expansion

Concerns compiled by Richmond city staff about the proposed expansion of the Tilbury liquefied natural gas plant warn of potential risks from the project and environmental impacts on the Fraser...

YVR airport authority issues layoff notices

The Vancouver Airport Authority is issuing layoff notices on Monday (May 11) as it expects to have half the passengers – or less – travelling through its gates over the next three years. YVR is...

911 flooded with COVID-19 calls

Don’t call 911 except for emergencies – this is the message coming from emergency dispatchers as they are flooded with non-urgent calls, especially those related to COVID-19. These calls include...

YVR passenger traffic falls to 3,000 per day from 78,000

Traffic has plummeted at YVR to four per cent of its normal volume

Gas prices drop below a dollar in Richmond

Gas prices in Richmond hit a new low, dipping below the dollar mark on Wednesday evening. Super Save Gas at No. 5 Road and Westminster Highway was selling gas at 99 cents per litre. Diesel was...