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Drop in home-ownership costs offers little help for Metro Vancouverites

November 22, 2012

Price declines eased the burden of home ownership a little bit in Metro Vancouver, according to RBC’s latest Housing Trends report, but that barely dented the unaffordability of property in Canada’s most expensive market. RBC’s third-quarter housing trends and affordability report, released Wednesday, showed Metro Vancouver saw the “most significant improvement” from the previous quarter [...]

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Anti-bullying costs to be downloaded

November 16, 2012
Anti-bullying costs to be downloaded

The Chair of the Vancouver School Board supports the goal of the Provincial anti-bullying campaign but not the unexpected cost. Patti Bacchus says to cover-off teachers taking the Erase Bullying training, it will cost the District between 25 to 30 thousand dollars.  Bacchus says the bill was not budgeted for this year, “So, we will [...]

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Policing costs: it’s in the book

November 16, 2012
Policing costs: it’s in the book

The RCMP are pitching themselves as the better, cheaper policing option as Richmond looks at alternatives. Inspector Ted De Jager says the RCMP cost 34-percent less per capita, and six-percent less per member than a municipal force.  While Mayors have concerns like cost containment, De Jager says the new RCMP deal has a Contract Management [...]

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Converting vessels to natural gas could cut B.C. Ferries’s fuel costs in half, says new report

November 11, 2012

B.C. Ferries was ordered by the commission early last month to report what actions it has taken to date and what plans exist to rein in fuel costs. Options listed in the report range from installing real-time fuel consumption gauges in vessels through tapping into wind and solar power. The option with the most promise [...]

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Judge orders governments to pay legal costs of $1 million in right-to-die case

November 2, 2012
Judge orders governments to pay legal costs of $1 million in right-to-die case

The federal and provincial governments have been ordered to pay about $ 1 million in legal costs to the B.C. lawyers who won a constitutional challenge of Canada’s ban on doctor-assisted suicide.  Global TV BC News

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