British 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.
Over a million people could into the Metro Vancouver area during the next three decades, adding another 600,000 automotive trips per day to the already congested roads. the existing infrastructure will not be adequate. The Mayors’ Council, of 23 mayors in the region, are calling for modernization of Metro Vancouver’s infrastructure. Continue reading A Call for Modernization of Metro Vancouver’s Infrastructure→
“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.” Once the tunnel it bores is operational, Metro Vancouver will have Canada’s longest transit system. Continue reading Metro Vancouver Will have Canada’s Longest Transit System→