Urban & Transport
Economist Erik Andersen says a new plan to privatize paper, recycling and waste services reeks of an undemocratic cash grab by powerful interests.
Though they keep just 8 cents of every tax dollar paid in Canada, municipalities must cover 60 per cent of their infrastructure costs. Canada's economic future depends on investing in cities, argues David Suzuki.
Don Cayo on why BC Premir Christy clark's provincial transit referendum is a bad idea - driving opposition from Vancouver-area mayors and ultimately unable to solve the region's transportation funding challenges.
The CN Rail derailment that is behind a massive fire near Plaster Rock, N.B., was caused by a mechanical failure affecting the brakes, officials say.
Federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says an independent panel will review plans to build a major shipping-container terminal at a port south of Vancouver.
Despite more gadgets, electricity usage in US homes is falling to levels last seen in 2001.
The co-founders of a new national advocacy group say legislative changes are needed to protect Canada's rivers, lakes and wild salmon from powerful, new motorized boats.
Vancouver Council has voted in favour of applying for intervenor status at National Energy Board hearings on the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
Local residents and conservation groups are raising alarm bells over a proposed hazardous waste recycling site on the banks of BC's Fraser River.
Surrey is seeking federal support to develop a network of light rail lines, which it says will better service the community's public transit needs the regional authority's plan to extend the skytrain.