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B.C. will allow ride hailing, but with many rules and not until fall 2019
Ride hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft will be allowed in British Columbia by the fall of 2019, but they will be operating in a market so tightly controlled, critics question whether they’ll be able to thrive. Read more…


Not all NS municipalities posting expense details online
More than a dozen municipalities in Nova Scotia are lagging behind their counterparts in publicly posting expenses claimed by elected officials under new provincial rules aimed at bolstering transparency and accountability. Read more…


London Chamber of Commerce pitches new surplus policy
The London Chamber of Commerce wants city council to adopt a different formula to parcel out extra cash in city hall’s budget – a move its top executive says will create more consistency. Read more…


Calgary council prepares to do battle over which projects should get built
With the demise of Calgary’s 2026 Olympic bid, city council is going to turn its attention to a contentious list of unfunded major projects. Read more…


Toronto has “alarming” lack of transit funding compared to other cities
Toronto’s transit system is precariously funded, inefficiently governed, and expensive to ride, but still attracts more passengers than comparable networks in other major North American cities, according to a new report. Read more…


Small NL towns express concern at challenge of addressing THM levels in water
Having an issue with excessive THM levels isn’t the only thing some western Newfoundland communities have in common – they also share a concern with not being able to tackle the problem on their own and having few options to pursue. Read more…


Calgary rejects pilot project for low-income water users
Calgary council narrowly voted Monday to reject a pilot project aimed at assisting the increasing number of low-income citizens who are behind on their water bills. Read more…


With no debate, Windsor council votes 9-2 for increase in mayor, council salaries
The raises don’t take effect until Jan. 1 after the new council takes over, which means that four departing councillors won’t benefit. But returning councillors and four new councillors, along with the mayor will see their compensation rise. Read more…


Reducint GHG emissions in Canada’s buildings
The Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has released a report entitled Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Canada’s Built Environment, which examines the impact of the transition to a low-carbon economy on Canada’s buildings. Read more…


St. John’s introduces timed free parking zones downtown
The contentious issue of dealing with broken parking meters downtown came up at the city council meeting again Monday evening. The city released a detailed plan, and voted unanimously to implement it. Read more…

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