Jennifer Saltman, The Vancouver Sun

Jennifer Saltman

The Vancouver Sun

Surrey, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Jennifer:

Roads will be more congested during morning rush if bus, SeaBus shut down

The union and Coast Mountain Bus Company will return to the bargaining table on Tuesday afternoon with the goal of averting a full-scale strike. → Read More

Delta residents closest to George Massey crossing want to see a new tunnel

“I think everyone would prefer a tunnel. Nobody wants to look at a bridge if they don’t have to.” — Marina Garden Estates resident Sean Riley on a potential replacement for the Massey Tunnel → Read More

Climate top-of-agenda on last day of Union of B.C. Municipalities conference

Delegates passed climate-related resolutions, and ride-hailing, transit fines and restoring the Rural Dividend Fund were hot topics. → Read More

Poverty reduction initiatives touted at UBCM workshop

Two government programs provide funding for locally led planning and projects that aim to reduce poverty in communities. → Read More

Local government politicians speak out on costs of climate change

Two resolutions on the Union of B.C. Municipalities agenda deal with getting fossil-fuel companies to pay for climate change costs. → Read More

Allow 16 year olds to vote in municipal elections, say conference delegates

At UBCM, resolutions on voting, conflict of interest, sexual assault clinics, cannabis and elected official pensions were considered. → Read More

UBCM resolutions: Slower speed limits, local government rights, and cannabis

Delegates took their first crack at the record 277 resolutions that are on deck at the 2019 Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. → Read More

Union of B.C. Municipalities delegates say no to foreign government sponsors

A panel is looking at sponsorship and financing for the UBCM’s annual conference, and delegates were surveyed on Wednesday. → Read More

Rural communities in B.C. wonder whether ride-hailing will make it to them

Elected officials from smaller communities say the requirement for ride-hailing drivers to have a Class 4 licence is a stumbling block. → Read More

Rural B.C. mayors say loss of rural dividend fund is 'devastating'

The $25 million allocated for rural diversification grants this year is being used to help those communities with displaced forest workers. → Read More

Union of B.C. Municipalities comes up with elected official pay guide

Remuneration for council and board members can be a touchy issue, and a new document provides some guidance for local governments. → Read More

Cities across B.C. plead for help to deal with opioid crisis

At a Union of B.C. Municipalities conference forum for mayors, frustrations were aired about a lack of help for treating addiction. → Read More

Climate change, 'speed dating' meetings on agenda for UBCM conference

The five-day convention, which is loaded with resolutions and likely to attract more than 1,900 people and local government officials, starts Monday in Vancouver → Read More

North Shore express bus delayed by construction issues

Conflicts with utilities have put the project behind schedule compared to other RapidBus projects. → Read More

TransLink helping the region plan for proliferation of shared 'micro mobility'

The transit authority has drafted guidelines for services such as bike and scooter shares so there is consistency in Metro Vancouver. → Read More

Metro Vancouver's parks acquisition budget could receive a boost

The regional district's parks committee is proposing that an extra $4 million tax requisition be added each year for five years. → Read More

Motion raises questions about developer's involvement in city meetings

Surrey Coun. Jack Hundial is seeking information on developer Bob Cheema’s relationship with Mayor Doug McCallum → Read More

TransLink's battery-electric buses hit the road in Metro Vancouver

A pilot project involving four electric buses and two charging stations will look at bus performance, maintenance and customer experience. → Read More

Metro Vancouver's economy more reliant on good transit than most cities

Large percentages of workers in a variety of Metro Vancouver industries use public transit as their primary way of getting to and from work. → Read More

Careful planning needed to avoid risks of transit-oriented development

Transit-oriented development and transit-oriented communities are frequent discussion topics at this year's RailVolution conference. → Read More