Tag: Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver seeking changes to Climate Action Charter deadlines as 2012 carbon neutrality deadline looms

Metro Vancouver won’t achieve carbon neutrality in 2012, as required by the BC Climate Action Charter, and wants a provincial commitment it won’t face penalties as a result, according to staff reports heading to the Metro board Friday…. Read More

Chong seeks to calm fears about collapse of Regional Growth Strategy

The province’s decision to require a non-binding dispute resolution process between Metro Vancouver and the maverick municipality of Coquitlam should not put the entire Regional Growth Strategy at risk, says Ida Chong, minister of community, sport and cultural… Read More

Hope for more transit funding could go down the drain with HST as Victoria reviews climate change policies

Alarm is spreading among environmental campaigners that BC’s carbon tax may be at risk of disappearing, along with Gordon Campbell’s cap and trade system, as Premier Christy Clark reviews the province’s climate change program. The carbon tax, now… Read More

Regional Growth Strategy wins near-unanimous support, as Steves sounds warning on ALR

Richmond city councillor Harold Steves, who probably has done more than any other individual to save BC’s agricultural land from urban sprawl, was the sole vote against adoption of the Regional Growth Strategy at Metro Vancouver yesterday. Although… Read More