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Pipeline challenges tossed
The Canadian Press - May 24 - BC Biz

The City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation have lost legal challenges aimed at quashing an environmental assessment certificate issued by the British Columbia government for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The B.C. Supreme Court issued separate written judgments today in the cases. The previous B.C. Liberal government issued the certificate in January 2017, about two […]

Hundreds of new doctors
Trevor Nichols - May 24 - BC Biz

An overhaul of British Columbia’s health system over the next three years is aimed at offering patients expanded hours of access and more services from medical practitioners. Premier John Horgan says the government wants to shift to a system that gives patients a wider range of options in team-based and primary care networks. Team-based care […]

200 new nurse practitioners
The Canadian Press - May 23 - BC Biz

British Columbia is creating 200 new nurse practitioner positions in an effort to connect more residents to a primary care provider. Nurse practitioners can either work on their own or as part of a team, diagnosing patients, ordering tests and prescribing medications. Health Minister Adrian Dix says there are currently 426 specialized nurses working across […]

Bridge removal delayed
Jon Manchester - May 23 - BC Biz

Dismantling of Victoria’s old Johnson Street Bridge has been delayed until June. A new replacement opened in March, and the old span was to be removed this month, but the Dynamic Beast crane barge won’t be available until June 8. During removal of the old blue swing bridge, there will likely be traffic delays, project managers advise. […]

B.C. sues Alberta
Rob Gibson - May 22 - BC Biz

The simmering battle between British Columbia and Alberta heated up again Tuesday as B.C. filed a statement of claim in Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench. This follows last week’s approval of legislation that makes it possible for Alberta to limit how much oil is transported through Kinder Morgan’s pipeline to B.C. Attorney General David Eby […]

Ferries to drop fuel rebate
The Canadian Press - May 22 - BC Biz

B.C. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena says she is “extremely disappointed” by a plan by BC Ferries to remove fuel rebates, less than two months after the provincial government put a fare reduction strategy in place. In a letter to BC Ferries board chairman Donald Hayes, Trevena writes that she was “surprised and disappointed” to learn […]

Langley grow-op burns
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 21 - BC Biz

It took fire crews more than 12 hours to douse a licensed marijuana grow-op in Langley Saturday night. CTV News Vancouver reported that the fire broke out in the converted barn near 256 Street and 48 Avenue, around 10:40 p.m. Deputy fire chief Bruce Ferguson told CTV they had no choice but to let it […]