Jeff Nagel

CRA glitch forces five extra days for income tax filing

May 5 income tax filing deadline posted in error will be honoured, federal government says

A light rail network in Surrey is one of the transit projects that could get money from a new billion-dollar-a-year federal Public Transit Fund.

Federal budget rewards ‘rich’ seniors, funds transit

TFSA, RRIF changes help well-off retirees, while a $1-billion-year fund is earmarked for public transit

A light rail network in Surrey is one of the transit projects that could get money from a new billion-dollar-a-year federal Public Transit Fund.
Vancouver is the unhappiest city in the country

Vancouver unhappiest city in Canada: Survey

B.C. cities rank low on Statistics Canada list of happy places

Vancouver is the unhappiest city in the country
The College of Pharmacists' ban on loyalty reward offers on pharmaceutical purchases was defeated in court last year but the regulatory body is appealing.

Pharmacy loyalty points, tobacco sales still in crosshairs of regulators

College of Pharmacists of B.C. aims to control retailers' conduct on health grounds

The College of Pharmacists' ban on loyalty reward offers on pharmaceutical purchases was defeated in court last year but the regulatory body is appealing.
A crew from Western Canada Marine Response Corp. tends an oil containment boom surrounding the grain freighter Marathassa Sunday in Vancouver harbour.

Coast Guard head defends ‘excellent’ oil spill response (with VIDEO)

Amount of bunker fuel still in water off Vancouver 'negligible' as cleanup shifts

A crew from Western Canada Marine Response Corp. tends an oil containment boom surrounding the grain freighter Marathassa Sunday in Vancouver harbour.
Premier Christy Clark and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson responded Friday to Wednesday's spill of oil from a freighter in Vancouver harbour.

Mayor, premier call oil spill response unacceptable

Robertson denounces delays, Clark says Coast Guard could turn over authority to B.C. if it's not capable

Premier Christy Clark and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson responded Friday to Wednesday's spill of oil from a freighter in Vancouver harbour.
Policing is one of the biggest costs in municipal budgets and it's the focus of audits of six B.C. cities promised by the Auditor General for Local Government.

Acting municipal auditor named to replace Ruta

Police cost probe of Surrey and five other cities among delayed AGLG audits

Policing is one of the biggest costs in municipal budgets and it's the focus of audits of six B.C. cities promised by the Auditor General for Local Government.
BC Ferries' workhorse Spiirit-Class vessels are being converted to LNG fuel to reduce costs

BC Ferries one per cent fuel rebate to ease fare hikes

Rebate due to diesel cost hedging to trim price hike on major routes from 3.9 to 2.9 per cent

BC Ferries' workhorse Spiirit-Class vessels are being converted to LNG fuel to reduce costs
B.C. Ombudsperson Kim Carter.

Probe slams ‘second-class’ career school oversight

Gaps leave private career training students vulnerable, B.C. Ombudsperson concludes

B.C. Ombudsperson Kim Carter.
B.C. lawyer Kirk Tousaw (left)

Medical marijuana cookie case hits Canada’s high court

Supreme Court hears edible pot safety, health arguments in B.C. challenge of criminalized derivatives

B.C. lawyer Kirk Tousaw (left)
Cable subscribers will soon have more options under the latest CRTC decision.

Cable firms must offer $25 basic TV, pick-and-pay channels

CRTC moves to unbundle traditional cable TV, guarantee customers more choice

Cable subscribers will soon have more options under the latest CRTC decision.
Dried bud is currently the only form permitted by Health Canada for the legal sale of medical marijuana.

High court to decide right to pot cookies

Lawyers to argue for medical marijuana users' access to cannabis edibles and extracts, not just dried bud

Dried bud is currently the only form permitted by Health Canada for the legal sale of medical marijuana.
Vancouver Island resident Barb Moody with her new guide dog Sky last April

New rules to ensure access for guide dogs

Provincial legislation includes housing rights for service dogs, stiffer fines for violators who deny access

Vancouver Island resident Barb Moody with her new guide dog Sky last April
Unusually skimpy snowpack levels now may mean trouble later in the summer for sockeye salmon that depend on adequate river flows to migrate.

Low snowpack in southwest B.C. ‘scary’ for salmon

Lower Fraser has 28 per cent normal snow, creating risk of low river flows and warm temperatures for sockeye this summer

Unusually skimpy snowpack levels now may mean trouble later in the summer for sockeye salmon that depend on adequate river flows to migrate.
Harry Kitchen is an economist and municipal finance expert based in Ontario.

Cities urged to end seniors discounts

Study argues breaks on property tax and other fees are unfair to lower income people who need help more than wealthy seniors

Harry Kitchen is an economist and municipal finance expert based in Ontario.
A lack of snow this winter at Hemlock Resort near Agassiz prompted operators to cancel the 2014/15 season without opening.

Low snowpack is less than half normal in southwest B.C.

Brown slopes bust records for lack of snow in parts of Lower Fraser, Vancouver Island

A lack of snow this winter at Hemlock Resort near Agassiz prompted operators to cancel the 2014/15 season without opening.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is talking about reducing or eliminating the Property Transfer Tax

Premier floats end to B.C.’s tax on home sales

Property Transfer Tax skims a billion dollars a year from real estate transactions but it won't die anytime soon

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is talking about reducing or eliminating the Property Transfer Tax
Dr. Danuta Skowronski is an epidemiologist with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Flu vaccine was useless this year

BCCDC doc says vaccine gave 'zero' protection against H3N2 virus, growing evidence back-to-back vaccinations reduce effectiveness

Dr. Danuta Skowronski is an epidemiologist with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
The Canada-USA border crossing separating Surrey

Dollar’s drop to cut into cross-border shopping

Canada's loonie languishing below 81 cents USD after the Bank of Canada's interest rate cut

The Canada-USA border crossing separating Surrey
Modest home price gains predicted in B.C. over next four years

Modest home price gains predicted in B.C. over next four years

Central 1 Credit Union projects two to three per cent increases for real estate to 2018

Modest home price gains predicted in B.C. over next four years