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Vancouver council narrowly rejects climate emergency parking, vehicle levies

Vancouver council narrowly rejects climate emergency parking, vehicle levies

VANCOUVER — City councillors in Vancouver have narrowly rejected a proposal for citywide parking permits and a levy on certain vehicles, with Mayor Kennedy Stewart questioning the fairness of the plan and casting the tiebreaking vote.
Vancouver votes down ambitious climate parking plan

Vancouver votes down ambitious climate parking plan

The failed motion would have raised roughly $60 million for alternative transportation and would have accounted for 14% of the emission reductions the city aims to make by switching to zero-emission vehicles. What will take its place is not clear.
B.C. records 752 more COVID-19 cases, nine more deaths

B.C. records 752 more COVID-19 cases, nine more deaths

VICTORIA — British Columbia has recorded 752 more cases of COVID-19 as nearly 82 per cent of eligible residents aged 12 and up have now been fully vaccinated. The province says nine more people have died, for a total of 1,992 deaths from the virus.
Victoria-raised woman, 'always life of the party,’ killed in Antigua

Victoria-raised woman, 'always life of the party,’ killed in Antigua

A 21-year-old woman is in police custody.
New B.C. training program for commercial truckers boosts skills, safety: ministry

New B.C. training program for commercial truckers boosts skills, safety: ministry

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says truck drivers will be safer and more skilled once they have completed the province's new mandatory entry-level training program.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces he will visit T'kemlups

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces he will visit T'kemlups

PM says it was a mistake to travel on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
COVID-19: Federal public servants face unpaid leave if unvaccinated, says government

COVID-19: Federal public servants face unpaid leave if unvaccinated, says government

Canadians 12 and older travelling via train or plane will also need to show proof of vaccination

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team working with Surrey RCMP

SURREY, B.C. — One person is dead after a shooting in Surrey Tuesday night. RCMP were called to the 12200 block of 80 Avenue for a gunshot call at approximately 9:56 p.m.
Human Rights Watch slams B.C. government's response to heat wave

Human Rights Watch slams B.C. government's response to heat wave

Report focuses on how the summer's prolonged extreme high temperatures affected vulnerable British Columbians.
Surrey Police Service could deploy unvaccinated officers

Surrey Police Service could deploy unvaccinated officers

City’s municipal police force has yet to make a decision on COVID-19 vaccinations for officers, unlike the RCMP.