BC Ferries drowning in debt

The current system in place for our ferries is flawed, but will a rushed public consultation fix it? If not, what will? Photo credit: BC Ferries

It’s no surprise to anyone that BC Ferries isn’t doing so well financially right now, or at all in recent years. Ridership is down, rates are increasing, and BC Ferries is cutting 98 round trips starting this winter in order to make ends meet.

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Petty crimes in West Van on the rise?

WVPD photo, graph of crime statistics

Maybe it’s just me, but my inbox has been filling with news alerts about the North Shore, and most of them seem to be about thefts or assaults in some way. For example, in the last week or so there’s been stories on a convenience store robbery, an assault on the Second Narrows bridge, a Future Shop robbery using pepper spray, a con artist getting $20,000 in fake bank drafts and the Lamborghini driver who didn’t have insurance.

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Housing issues even arise in West Vancouver

In West Vancouver, the stereotype of the rich and famous retirees and trophy wives is a perpetual laugh for those of us who can only dream of such splendor. This, however, isn’t the life of every West Vancouverite.

The high rent in Vancouver plagues all citizens, and West Vancouver is no exception.

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