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Housing market outlook upbeat despite ‘overvaluation’

CMHC projects continued real estate gains in Metro Vancouver

Bob Dugan
Fentanyl may be passed off as Oxycontin or can be added to other opiates sold by dealers.

CHARTS: Drug overdose deaths in B.C. by city, region

Vancouver is top B.C. city for drug fatalities, but high numbers also in Surrey, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Kelowna

Fentanyl may be passed off as Oxycontin or can be added to other opiates sold by dealers.
Snow levels are far below normal on the mountains above this South Coast inlet.

Drought risk up as snowpack melts away

Alpine snow levels down sharply in most B.C. watersheds after warm, dry April

Snow levels are far below normal on the mountains above this South Coast inlet.
Invasive zebra mussels could create havoc with the ecosystems in B.C. lakes if they gain a foothold.

Boats intercepted with zebra mussels in B.C.

Illegal hunters, 'bear jams' and wildlife rescues all part of the job for conservation officers

Invasive zebra mussels could create havoc with the ecosystems in B.C. lakes if they gain a foothold.
Real estate prices began to climb steeply in the Fraser Valley region in 2015.

INTERACTIVE: Lower Mainland real estate prices hit new highs in April

Explore the data on how house prices have climbed in each Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley city

Real estate prices began to climb steeply in the Fraser Valley region in 2015.
The Port Mann Bridge is getting more traffic from toll-paying drivers now that the Pattullo Bridge is undergoing rehabilitation work.

Port Mann Bridge use jumps as Pattullo slows to a crawl

10 to 15 per cent traffic increase at Surrey-New Westminster toll bridge as more drivers pay to avoid severe congestion

The Port Mann Bridge is getting more traffic from toll-paying drivers now that the Pattullo Bridge is undergoing rehabilitation work.
Census envelopes began arriving in the mail this week.

Mandatory long-form census is back

Most households will answer short version of 10 questions, not 36-page long form

Census envelopes began arriving in the mail this week.
Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller on the set of Deadpool in Vancouver.

B.C. trims film tax credits for foreign firms

Subsidies for film, digital productions were reaching 'unsustainable' levels, says Finance Minister Mike de Jong

Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller on the set of Deadpool in Vancouver.
Getting around could get more complicated for Metro Vancouver bus riders if a strike vote by drivers and support staff leads to a full walkout.

Strike vote ups pressure in Metro Vancouver transit negotiations

98 per cent vote gives unions strike mandate against TransLink but more bargaining is expected

Getting around could get more complicated for Metro Vancouver bus riders if a strike vote by drivers and support staff leads to a full walkout.
An oil tanker loads at Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline terminal in Burnaby.

B.C. begins its own oil pipeline review

Trans Mountain twinning faces fresh hurdle after court ruled province could not rely solely on federal NEB review

An oil tanker loads at Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline terminal in Burnaby.
Premier Christy Clark taking questions from Black Press reporters in Surrey Tuesday.

Premier talks bridge tolls, hot real estate (VIDEO)

In conversation with Christy Clark on Lower Mainland issues

Premier Christy Clark taking questions from Black Press reporters in Surrey Tuesday.
Regulations are expected to curb shadow-flipping of homes

Beefed up penalties among expected real estate reforms

Carolyn Rogers signals her probe of shadow-flipping and other real estate misconduct will call for major changes

Regulations are expected to curb shadow-flipping of homes
Charging every vehicle on the road a fee for each kilometre travelled could be one way to fight congestion and create reform quickly

Simple road pricing scheme could happen fast, forum told

Political will by B.C. government only hurdle to rapid reform to cut congestion in Metro Vancouver, says Olewiler (WITH VIDEO)

Charging every vehicle on the road a fee for each kilometre travelled could be one way to fight congestion and create reform quickly
Mountain snowpacks are healthy

Snowpack near normal across B.C. a year after extreme drought

Warm weather means runoff is underway early and B.C. rivers are already swelling: River Forecast Centre

Mountain snowpacks are healthy
The 6.7 cents a litre in carbon tax that now gets added at the pump could be going up starting in 2018.

B.C. mayors push for steady carbon tax hikes

Metro Vancouver regional district criticizes province for failing to deliver detailed climate plan on time

The 6.7 cents a litre in carbon tax that now gets added at the pump could be going up starting in 2018.
Indoor surfing would be one of the activities in a new water adventure centre at Blackcomb in Whistler.

Water park part of Whistler’s ‘Renaissance’ plan for weather independence

$345-million redevelopment centred on Blackcomb follows approval of rival Garibaldi at Squamish resort

Indoor surfing would be one of the activities in a new water adventure centre at Blackcomb in Whistler.
Detached house prices in the Fraser Valley are up 26 per cent from a year earlier

Pace of house price gains in Fraser Valley now nearly rivals Vancouver

26 per cent year-over-year benchmark real estate price jump has accelerated in recent months

Detached house prices in the Fraser Valley are up 26 per cent from a year earlier
Fare gates are finally to close at all stations and stay that way – at least most of the time – starting this week.

All B.C. Bus Pass users to get Compass cards

Fare gates close at all SkyTrain stations in Metro Vancouver this week

Fare gates are finally to close at all stations and stay that way – at least most of the time – starting this week.
Uber's ride-matching app doesn't yet work in B.C. but 225

Uber ups pressure on B.C. government

Fassbender says province won't be stampeded in its 'careful' review of possible sharing economy reforms

Uber's ride-matching app doesn't yet work in B.C. but 225
The Massey Tunnel is to be removed when it's replaced with a new bridge over the Fraser River.

More public support for fair tolls than Massey Bridge

Todd Stone claims strong backing for tunnel replacement, 44 per cent want lower tolls or tolls on all bridges

The Massey Tunnel is to be removed when it's replaced with a new bridge over the Fraser River.