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City paves way for shared e-scooter system in Vancouver

City paves way for shared e-scooter system in Vancouver

One of the amendments will affect all scooter users
B.C. to hike commercial vehicle crash penalties after 35 over-height truck incidents

B.C. to hike commercial vehicle crash penalties after 35 over-height truck incidents

VICTORIA — British Columbia is looking to put the brakes on crashes into highway overpasses by imposing the highest fines and penalties in Canada. Penalties for crashes into overpasses or other highway infrastructure by commercial vehicles in B.C.
Canada's first-ever electric fire truck sidelined with water leak

Canada's first-ever electric fire truck sidelined with water leak

Vancouver's $1.8-million truck in service for a month before sent to Minnesota for repairs.
B.C. Transit's electric-bus deal short circuits

B.C. Transit's electric-bus deal short circuits

The Crown corporation couldn’t make deal with with company that bought original vendor, which went bankrupt.
B.C. ombudsperson calls rules that allow private roads to be made public 'unjust'

B.C. ombudsperson calls rules that allow private roads to be made public 'unjust'

VICTORIA — A report by British Columbia's ombudsperson suggests a decades-old portion of the Transportation Act has holes big enough for a logging truck to drive through.
Massey Tunnel rush hour counterflow goes manual for 4 weeks

Massey Tunnel rush hour counterflow goes manual for 4 weeks

Overnight closures till take place from April 4 to 8.
Costs — not driver shortage — now biggest wrench in gears of trucking firms: report

Costs — not driver shortage — now biggest wrench in gears of trucking firms: report

Rising costs in the trucking sector have overtaken the driver shortage as the biggest concern for employers, according to a new report from an industry non-profit.
February auto sales jump 24 per cent to highest-ever sales for the month: DesRosiers

February auto sales jump 24 per cent to highest-ever sales for the month: DesRosiers

TORONTO — February auto sales hit an all-time high for the month after jumping 24.4 per cent from last year, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. said Monday.
Should mobility scooters and wheelchairs be allowed in B.C. bike lanes?

Should mobility scooters and wheelchairs be allowed in B.C. bike lanes?

The province has amended the Motor Vehicle Act to allow mobility aids in bike lanes but it hasn’t created regulations to bring them into effect.
United Steelworkers Local 2004 reaches tentative deal with CN Rail

United Steelworkers Local 2004 reaches tentative deal with CN Rail

MONTREAL — The United Steelworkers union says it has reached a tentative deal with Canadian National Railway Co. for a new contract covering 3,000 workers in Canada.