Sorry for failing to post this my friends, an oversight on my part now that this weeks column will be out shortly. When it comes to civic affairs, the big city politics in Vancouver and Surrey often dominate the news, leaving smaller municipalities largely exempt from public scrutiny. Yet small city politics are no lessContinue reading Last weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: ‘Hump’ clear cut could be tipping point
BNSF Railway, the company who owns the horrifically rusted out bridge located in South Surrey on Semiahmoo First Nations land, has been involved in litigation with the band since 2009. Court schedules indicated a hearing was held this morning in Vancouver. Court documents reveal that in 2009, Semiahmoo First nations named BNSF Bridge, among other defendents,Continue reading BNSF Railway and Semiahmoo First nations embroiled in litigation regarding right of way and allegations of trespass since 2009.
In recent weeks, the state of an aging railroad bridge that spans the Little Campbell River in South Surrey – owned and maintained by the U.S. based BNSF Railway – momentarily attracted the attention of the media after the horrific tragedy of Lac-Mégantic. However, residents in the area have been concerned over the bridge for years, despite the fact BNSF claims the bridge isContinue reading Detailed new photos show state of aging BNSF Bridge in South Surrey as potential recipe for disaster.