Neighbourhood Watch

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A weekly roundup of noteworthy news in municipalities across B.C.

Kinder Morgan has released a video flyover depicting an aerial view of the study corridor it’s announced for its proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline twinning through Metro Vancouver [ Langley, Surrey and Burnaby].

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission endorsed two options for the Douglas Street priority lanes at a meeting on Thursday using public input gathered earlier this month. Victoria council will choose a preferred option at an upcoming meeting.

Days are long, temperatures are warm and the bounty from local crops is emerging from farm fields. From blueberries and cherries to lettuce and new potatoes, local fruits and vegetables are now surfacing at farm stands and produce markets around Richmond.

Mark Tuesday, July 2 on your calendar if you’re interested in checking out the West Kootenays by transit, because on that day the bus services will be free for all riders. The date is the official launch of a new, integrated approach to the transit system with a single Rider’s Guide that covers the region from Nakusp to Rossland and from Kaslo to Fruitvale.

The debate about whether to keep Langley’s oldest road intact or to pave it is getting as tired as the cracked concrete being driven on. Township council [has] once again debated spending $150,000 (up from the original $100,000) to study whether or not Old Yale Road should keep its original concrete surface or whether to pave the three kilometres. One thing council could agree on was the cost of the study was too much of a financial hit for taxpayers.