Tri-City News

Marcon to 'celebrate' busy Coquitlam corner with 38-storey tower

On Monday, city council advanced the bid by Marcon to build a 38-storey tower at the northwest intersection of Como Lake Avenue and Clarke Road

Coquitlam used car dealer ordered to pay back millions from investment scheme

BC Supreme Court judge orders the owner of a luxury used car dealer based in Coquitlam to pay back nearly $4 million plus punitive damages to his former investor

Huge affordable housing project in Port Coquitlam passes major hurdle

Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West says 302-unit project seeking rezoning is the largest affordable housing development the city has seen in decades

Vancouver votes down plan to delay climate action

Vancouver city council voted down a staff recommendation to delay a zero-emissions building plan to help reduce a backlog in building permit applications — three other measures passed

Big money for B.C. salmon falls short on recovery plans, oversight, says conservation group

$647 million in funding for salmon was announced Tuesday, but environmentalists say it's missing key plans to protect endangered coho, chinook and sockeye

Vancouver to vote on delaying climate action amid permit backlog, pressure from gas lobby

Amid pressure from an industry group and a rising backlog of permit applications, Vancouver city council will vote on whether to delay a zero-emissions building plan slated to come into effect next...

Debilitating virus spreading to wild salmon through fish farms, say UBC researchers

A UBC study using genomic sequencing has found the piscine orthoreovirus has been transmitted from B.C. fish farms to wild Pacific chinook for at least a decade, leading researchers to call for a...

Workers can't get fired now for taking time off to vaccinate, says B.C. government

Canada's largest private-sector union says new rules don't go far enough and workers shouldn't lose pay to get vaccinated

'Some kind of mistake or joke,' says Coquitlam woman about $1 ICBC rebate cheque

Sending out cheques for $1 is a waste of money, woman says, after receiving a smaller cheque than she expected for insuring two cars last year; the province had said when the ICBC rebate was...

B.C.'s year-long state of emergency has led to over $1.2 million in fines

As B.C. passes a year under a state of emergency, $876,530 in fines have been issued for violations of provincial COVID-19 restrictions and just under $370,000 in fines have been handed out for...