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Flaherty says economy too weak to boost Canada Pension Plan

December 15, 2012
Flaherty says economy too weak to boost Canada Pension Plan

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is re-introducing options for enriching Canada’s primary pension plan, but says the time is still not right for acting. Global TV BC News

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Decision on future of Patullo Bridge could be made by the summer

December 8, 2012
Decision on future of Patullo Bridge could be made by the summer

It’s been a question for years: what to do about the aging Patullo Bridge? In a few months, there may be an answer. Sany Zein with Translink says they’re hoping to work towards a short list of options this winter and spring, and to reach consensus on a solution sometime around next summer. “This is [...]

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Sharing policing costs on the North Shore not a done deal

November 29, 2012
Sharing policing costs on the North Shore not a done deal

An idea to share West Vancouver Police along all three municipalities on the North Shore seems to have hit a roadblock. Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender says at a regional symposium, the Mayor of West Vancouver poured cold water on the idea, “Well, Mayor Smith from West Vancouver said that at the moment that is [...]

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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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Bond not surprised Richmond considering policing options

November 16, 2012
Bond not surprised Richmond considering policing options

Justice Minister Shirley Bond says she’s not surprised the City of Richmond is looking at dumping the RCMP in favour of some kind of municipal police force. Bond says Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie has been very clear about his concerns with the Mounties. “And moving to an independent organization or even attaching themselves to someone [...]

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