Category Archives for "British Columbia"

May 17

Next Meeting – May 24, 2017

By Rick | British Columbia

Transport Action BC (http://bc.transportaction.ca/) Regular Meeting Agenda: 24 May 2017 (Wednesday) 19:00 Waves Coffee Shop Meeting Room 100-900 Howe St (at Smithe St), Vancouver 19:00 to 20:45 PM A. Membership and Finances (19:00) 1) Approval of 3 April 2016 meeting minutes. 2) Expense claims: – None. 3) Finances: – John Howse Lecture donation. $250 from […]

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Apr 11

Massey Bridge Machinations 2 (2017-04)

By Rick | British Columbia

An April 5, 2017 column by The Vancouver Sun’s political columnist, Vaughn Palmer, described how the B.C. government’s pre-construction / pre-election photo-op for the $3.5 billion Massey Bridge project was hijacked by a group protesting the mega-project. TABC Member Stephen Rees penned a letter to the paper responding to Palmer’s column. Stephen’s letter follows: “Vaughn […]

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Mar 29

John Forman Howes

By matthew | British Columbia

Long-time Transport 2000 BC/Transport Action BC member, John Howes, died on February 4, 2017. John was a delight to chat with, always smiling and quick to praise. He was a true gentlemen and will be missed. John had a long, distinguished career in academia. He was a Professor Emeritus in UBC’s Department of Asian Studies […]

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Mar 02

Massey Bridge Machinations (2017-03)

By Rick | British Columbia

The B.C. government’s project to replace the George Massey Tunnel, south of Vancouver, with a mega-bridge continues to generate controversy. Two significant news items were recently published. ================================================================= B.C.’s online news organisation, The Tyee, published a pair of articles on the proposed bridge. They are part of The Tyee’s pre-election coverage for the May provincial […]

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