Everything old is new again: CBC investigation raises big questions about Port Mann bridge build.

For Merv. There is nothing that gets a transportation geeks blood pumping than seeing some excellent investigative work on a project you've written about at least a dozen times: the Port Mann bridge project. Two pieces you should read this morning and I will tell you why in a moment.    From CBC: 'Weak oversight' …

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Letter from a reader : An Uber perspective from a former taxi driver.

I've been busy researching for upcoming posts on Site C and BC Hydro next week - there is a lot to cover since BC Hydro filed suit against the Treaty 8 Rocky Mountain campers along with a few local farmers and residents supporting them - but I'm taking a break from the keyboard this weekend. …

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Houston, we have a problem: hardly anyone votes in Surrey

I tweeted out some stark reminders of Surrey's last election today: Population of Surrey: approx. 472,000, estimated to grow by about a 1000 every month Number of registered voters : 279,051 as per the last election in 2011 Number of ballots cast: 70,253 Number of years all residents had to live with the future dictated …

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This weeks column for 24HRS Vancouver: Money needs to be restored to starved justice system

This week, Kathryn and I didn't so much duel, as we did bring light to a big issue in British Columbia that has yet to make an appearance in any campaign to date. The question this week is: What should the next government do about crime? Oddly enough, crime is an issue that hasn’t been …

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I guess the message from our premier is…. ‘ It’s ok to do it as long as you don’t get caught.’ ?

I absolutely had to pick my chin off of my desk this morning when I read Jonathon Fowlie's feature on the premier. In particular, the portion where her son ( I do hate bringing anyone's child into politics,but damn it, Christy, you keep doing it yourself) dares her to run a red light, at an …

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“When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.”

    more about "“When you have decided what you belie...", posted with vodpod         I’ve thought a lot about what I wanted to say to everyone on the day of one of the most important elections in BC history. I could tell you that you must vote for the NDP, or …

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This is what’s wrong with our “Justice” system

Earlier this year, on March 13th, I blogged about a shooting that had occurred in broad daylight, in a residential cul-de-sac where children play freely. Some men were arguing in front of one of the homes. The verbal disagreement became a physical fight and at that time another man puled out a gun and shot …

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Salvation Army in process to acquire the old Surrey Public Market property at King George and 64th avenue

Brian Venables, Major and Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development with the Salvation Army, confirmed to me in an email yesterday afternoon, that  they are " currently engaged in a transaction that, if successful, will mean the subject property will become ours." I also asked Brian what the plans were for that property, and …

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How secure is your cordless phone?

A quick blog of note for you this morning. As most of you know, I'm up very early everyday, getting my work done while the little ones are sleeping. Yesterday morning, I received a call from a client on my cell phone, later in the morning, who was somewhat perturbed. She asked me if I has …

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Burnaby mayor makes plans to block development of new prison planned by BC Liberals

See the full story on  the CBC  site: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/03/23/bc-burnaby-prison-rezoning.html  Thanks to a frequent reader who submitted this today with a link for my Burnaby  readers to show their  support of the effort to stop the planned prison in Burnaby: http://www.noburnabyprison.ca/whatCanYouDo.html PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT- PLEASE ATTEND AND EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS AND CONCERNS March 24, 2009, 7:30 …

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