Saturday, April 15, 2017

Will energy companies pay for earthquake damage? [no, so it's subsidy]

Federal scientist has proof: fracking by Petronas-owned company caused a big B.C. earthquake | National Observer: "The largest earthquake yet detected in British Columbia’s northeastern shale gas region was conclusively caused by fracking from Progress Energy Inc. in August 2015, says a federal scientist whose study was published this month."

Thursday, April 13, 2017

TransLink bus operator calls for free public transit in Metro Vancouver

Straight.com: "With no fares, more people would use the bus and other forms of transit.

More people will stop using cars.

For people concerned about global warming and climate change, that should be a good thing because there will be less greenhouse gas emissions.

It appears that everyone benefits.

However, mainstream politicians and environmentalists aren’t eager to endorse the idea.

So that leaves George Gidora and his party on the driver’s seat for this concept."

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cars take up too much room, don't fit in the city

The Tyee: "Across North America today, precious urban housing space is languishing right under our noses — or more precisely, under our wheels.

In the City of Vancouver alone, it’s estimated that over 30 per cent of all land — worth an estimated $48 billion — is tied up by our roads, parking lots and alleys. This vast urban “greyfield” constitutes the largest tract of un-built space in many cities, raising exciting questions about how it could be used to make urban density liveable, family friendly, and maybe even more affordable."

Thursday, September 15, 2016

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan promises to increase public transportation funding if elected

Globalnews.ca: "The B.C. NDP government is promising, if elected, to get Metro Vancouver commuters moving again by increasing the provincial share of funding for public transportation improvements to 40 per cent and creating thousands of jobs over the next decade."

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

British Columbia fails to invest in #publictransit, gets expensive congestion instead

nationalobserver: "Less than two months after Vancouver was ranked as having the worst traffic congestion in all of Canada, a new report has found the B.C. government guilty of chronically underfunding public transportation and failing to meet its own transit investment targets."

Thursday, August 20, 2015

C-Tran to offer low-income student pass

The Columbian: "A limited number of low-income students in Clark County will receive free bus passes this school year under a pilot program approved Tuesday by the C-Tran Board of Directors."

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Earth's Battery Is Running Low

The Tyee: "The Earth is like a dying cell phone at an airport, says Schramski, but with no rechargeable plug in sight."