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BC Mayors Call For Strong Provincial Climate Action

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By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMBritish Columbia assumed a climate leadership position when it adopted a carbon tax in 2008, but there has been little climate since 2012 and now the province’s carbon emissions are rising. They  are expected to reach 72 megatonnes (Mt) by 2020. To get back on track for the province’s 2050 target, a group of forward looking BC Mayors call for strong provincial climate action.

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Vancouver Hopeful About Receiving Federal Funding

The ECOreport reposts Vancouver Hopeful About Receiving Federal Funding

Originally Published on City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is encouraged that today’s federal budget makes significant commitments to short and long-term investments in housing, transit, and social infrastructure.

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My Ten Best Reasons For Voting Yes

The Metro Vancouver Transportation Referendum

Originally Published on the BCSEA News

By Guy Dauncey

Starting this week, if you live on the Lower Mainland you will receive an invitation to vote in the referendum on the future of the region’s transportation.

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Transit referendum, How should I vote?

Originally Posted on UBC News

This spring, voters across the Lower Mainland will decide whether to support a new 0.5 per cent Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax, which will be tacked onto the PST. If the referendum passes, the new funding will go towards a $7.5-billion plan to improve transportation in the region, which includes a subway on the Broadway corridor, light rail in Surrey, a third Seabus, a new Pattullo Bridge, new bus lines and other upgrades across the region.

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A Call for Moderniztion of Metro Vancouver’s Infrastructure

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Mayors’ Council Vision for Regional Transportation is a call for action. With over a million people expected to move into the Metro Vancouver area, the existing infrastructure will not be adequate. The Mayors Council is composed of 23 mayors in the Metro Vancouver area. The video below is their call for modernization of Metro Vancouver’s infrastructure.
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Metro Vancouver to have Canada’s Longest Transit System

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PM“You know that  it is a tradition in the tunnel boring industry to name the machine after woman,” British Columbia’s Premier, Christy Clark, began. “We are here today to christen this machine Alice, after  Alice Wilson who was the very first woman they ever hired in the Geological Survey of Canada.”
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