The City of Abbotsford takes recycling very, very seriously.
Letter writer Nancy Schatz makes a poor argument when she suggests that Surrey should in effect, pay for their own damn (Port Mann) bridge (Send Not To Know For Whom The Bridge Is Tolled, Dec. 7, North Shore News).
In reference to the letter Carbon Tax Excessive by Corrie Kost (Dec. 2, North Shore News), a bit of back-of-the-napkin math shows that the natural gas tax he complains of is not excessive.
TransLink's gas tax is proving too taxing for Hardeep Sidhu's business.
Thank goodness we have a mayor who is in touch with reality!
Re: "City councillor warns of looming commuter crunch," Sept. 28.
Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is hoping other Metro Vancouver mayors won't back down on a property tax increase that would help fund Rapid Bus service over the Port Mann Bridge and a B-Line between Newton and Guildford.
As I read editorials and stories about TransLink [Take a ride on the threat train, May 10 Opinion, Light ahead in tunnel vision, May 17 Letters, TIMES], I feel the sum of the costs to be staggering and out of scope with reality.
Gas taxes in the Lower Mainland will hit $1 billion this year, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Willy Picton will never see the light of day as a free man. As well, he can scarcely be punished more than he already is, yet with such an utterly useless judicial system, he could be out in a very few years.
I’m glad to see that California is finally taking steps to classify hydroelectric energy from B.C. as 100 per cent renewable.
Finally, someone has seen the Light! I have been arguing the benefits of leaving the GVRD for more than six years, and finally your editorial writer [Take a ride on the threat train, May 10 Opinion, TIMES], along with many municipalities South of the Fraser have agreed.
I read with glee that our Township council is considering a split from Metro Vancouver [Vancouver break bandied, May 10, Langley Advance]. Are they finally realizing that being connected to Metro Vancouver only means that we fund their luxury services, including TransLink?
Currently, those who consume more motor fuel in Metro Vancouver pay more tax. John Dueckman [Taxation obviously not fair, April 12 Letters, TIMES] says that is unfair, and people who choose to live in "outlying areas" should get a break on fuel costs.
I felt obligated to give all of you people living south of the Fraser River a heartfelt "thank you." I live in Coquitlam and soon I will be able to drive a brand new highway to my job in Vancouver for free!
Langley's mayors found themselves facing off against the rest of the TransLink Mayors' Council, as it decided to scrap a property tax increase that would have funded a number of local transit projects.
Provincial Minister of Transportation Blair Lekstrom has told the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation not to count on the carbon tax or additional fuel taxes to fund TransLink projects.
It is with continued despair that I watch TransLink impose yet more punishment in the form of gas taxes on people who have no say in decisions being made to tax them and get no benefit from the taxes being assessed. I draw your attention to Table A.
It is with continued despair that I watch TransLink impose yet more punishment in the form of gas taxes on people who have no say in decisions being made to tax them and get no benefit from the taxes being assessed. I draw your attention to the following table: