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A 2019 inventory of mea culpas, reflections and 2020 predictions

A column is one part reflection, one part conclusion, one part prediction, one part contrition. At times I thought, decided, anticipated and erred in 2019. Here are some mistakes: 1. I assumed that...

Conuma Coal is going electric

Conuma Coal converting its fleet of trucks to all-electric power at Wolverine mine

Lyft unveils ride-hailing prices for Metro Vancouver passengers

What happened: Lyft has revealed its pricing scheme for Metro Vancouver riders Why it matters: Prices may fluctuate depending on additional regulatory fees as well as demand during peak...

Small-business confidence slips in B.C.

B.C. small businesses are feeling the pinch of a slower economic environment and are feeling cautious about the future. According to the latest Canadian Federation of Independent Business monthly...

Alex Fraser Bridge zipper truck ready to give northbound rush hour relief (WITH VIDEO)

Northbound morning commuters on the Alex Fraser Bridge will have four lanes to choose from next week with the introduction of a moveable barrier system using a  so-called zipper truck. The $70...

Canada Line union workers' contract expires in 3 weeks

The 150 Canada Line employees work under the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU)

What are we reading? December 12, 2019

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web. Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief: Marriage Story is one of the best movies of the year. A...

Here are the 9 cheapest sun destinations to visit from Vancouver this winter

Kayak, a global travel search engine, has revealed its list of the cheapest warm weather destinations for Vancouverites to travel to this winter.  The company notes that the Caribbean offers the...

B.C. housing market ‘firming’ as home sales, prices rise

With listings down for seventh straight month, sector edges towards seller’s market territory once more

TransLink looks at electric SeaBus options

TransLink has an established goal of using 100 per cent renewable energy in all operations by 2050

Vancouver council considers lower property tax hike than 8.2 per cent

City staff presents tax hike scenarios of five, six and seven per cent