B.C.

Telus to Get Up to $3.58 Million to Improve Internet for First Nations in B.C.

British Columbia announced earlier this week its Connecting B.C. program and Telus will improve internet speeds and reliability for 10 First Nations territories in the province. Telus will receive up to $3.58 million from the Connecting British Columbia program for projects to improve the speed and reliability of internet access in communities below, with the...

B.C. Approves First Ride-Hailing Service in Whistler and Vancouver Island

[caption id="attachment_316712" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Source: Whistle Ride[/caption] British Columbia has recently given the first ride-hailing app the green light just before the big holiday rush. According to News 1130, the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) approved an application submitted by Green Coast Ventures to get an operational ride-hailing service into the province. News 1130's Lasia Kretzel...

NDP Breaks Promise to Allow Uber into B.C. by Year End

An election promise that was supposed to bring ride-sharing services to British Columbia has taken a slight detour. The NDP government said that safety of its passengers is coming first in its decision. On Tuesday, Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said that the government is studying the safety and regulatory issues. Trevena said that the decision is not...

Authorities Launch New Campaign Against Distracted Driving in B.C.

According to a CBC News report, ICBC, the province and police across B.C., are launching a new month-long campaign targeted at combating distracted driving, which is currently responsible for 27% of all fatal crashes in the province. ICBC has said that the police will be ramping up their enforcement and "cell watch" volunteers will be along the sides...

Surrey Board of Trade Pushes B.C. To Embrace Ridesharing

The City of Edmonton was the first jurisdiction to adopt rules that embrace ride-sharing, and now the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) is lobbying the BC Government to follow Edmonton’s example, encouraging the province’s government to introduce ride-sharing legislation. The SBOT seeks support for Ride-Sharing Legislation through the BC Chamber of Commerce, to: 1. Bring […]

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Langley Vote in Favour of Uber

Uber is making waves in Canada: the startup is expanding its services in Toronto by launching UberHOP, a $5 flat-fare service that connects some of the city’s busiest neighbourhoods to the downtown business district. Mayor John Tory stepped out today and spoke in defence of Uber (well, sort of), saying the city's lawyers are gathering...