British Columbia

Answer to cities' parking woes could be found at fire hydrants: fire chief

By Canadian Press
March 17, 2018 - 4:00am Updated: March 17, 2018 - 8:14am

VANCOUVER — A coalition of firefighters, city engineers and administrators is proposing a novel solution to city parking woes.

Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis says shrinking the no-stopping zone around fire hydrants could create hundreds of new parking spots in congested cities.

Trans Mountain granted injunction against pipeline protesters at two B.C. sites

By Canadian Press
March 16, 2018 - 5:53am Updated: March 16, 2018 - 9:29am

VANCOUVER — Protesters must be restrained from obstructing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, says a British Columbia Supreme Court judge who has granted the company an injunction aimed at preventing people from entering within five metres of two work sites.

Suspicious real estate practices can be reported using anonymous tip line in B.C.

By Canadian Press
March 15, 2018 - 3:11pm

VICTORIA - A new tipline is being set up to allow for anonymous complaints about suspicious real estate activities in British Columbia.

Finance Minister Carole James says the tip line launched by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia will help improve consumer protection.