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    Quebec to invest half billion in green transportation

    Quebec to invest half billion in green transportation

    Quebec plans to spend more than a half-billion dollars on a green transportation plan over the next three years - including electric vehicles and chargers.


    With Massey tunnel traffic on decline, does new bridge make sense?

    With Massey tunnel traffic on decline, does new bridge make sense?

    Read this Sept. 25th story from the Georgia Straight on former Vancouver city councillor and SFU transportation expert Gordon Price’s questions for Premier Clark on this week’s announcement that her government will...



    Old buildings get new life through architectural innovation

    Old buildings get new life through innovative architecture

    The concept of a house is changing as designers reinvent old buildings. Vancouver is a leaders in this innovative architecture, known as "building recycling".


    New coalition revved up about wake boats on public waterways

    New coalition revved up about wake boats on public waterways

    Modern wake boats, with their 330-550 HP engines, create destructive waves that cause shoreline erosion, damage docks, and disturb shoreline enjoyment, says a new coalition.



    Let’s get serious about cigarette litter – no ifs, ands, or butts

    Let’s get serious about cigarette litter – no ifs, ands, or butts

    Not long ago, dining out, going for a drink, working in an office, riding an airplane or intercity bus and going to a movie meant being subjected to second-hand smoke. Cigarette smoking was a fact of life, and smokers were ever...


    New sudy-BC carbon tax effectively tackling emissions

    New sudy: BC carbon tax effectively tackling emissions

    Read this July 24 Vancouver Sun story by reporters Jonathan Fowlie and Tiffany Crawford about a new study suggesting the B.C. Carbon Tax is helping to reduce emissions. Not long after B.C.’s carbon tax was introduced back in ...



    Bike sharing comes to Vancouver

    Bike sharing coming to Vancouver

    Read this July 18 story from the Vancouver Observer on a new public bike-sharing program coming soon to Vancouver. Public bike share is coming to Vancouver in 2014. We join hundreds of cities around the world in making quick-tr...


    Controversy over Vancouver's tower plans for Broadway and Commercial

    Controversy over Vancouver’s tower plans for Broadway and Commercial

    Read this July 16 story from The Vancouver Observer on controversial new plans from the City of Vancouver to increase density around Broadway and Commercial Drive. Three people are trapped in a room full of angry Commercial Dri...



    Cycling is smart but some cyclists need to get smarter

    Bicycles are an increasingly popular, affordable and practical transportation option. Many cities are making life easier for cyclists by building separated lanes, implementing bike-share programs and introducing regulations t...


    Great public transit makes for a great city

    What makes a city great? Among other things, great cities are tolerant communities that welcome and celebrate ethnic diversity. They support and foster local arts, have access to venture capital to spur entrepreneurship and inn...