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The results of a tailing pond breach at Imperial Metals Corp's gold and copper mine at Mount Polley in central British Columbia are pictured Aug. 4, 2014. REUTERS/Cariboo Regional District

Mt. Polley to impact disclosures: report

The response to the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner decision regarding the province not releasing information relating to the Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach last summer will have ramifications on how public bodies disclose information in the future.

B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone. FILE PHOTO

Minister suggests new plebiscite on horizon

Metro Vancouverites have spoken, and the no vote that came down on Thursday morning has pumped the brakes on the Mayors’ Council’s $7.7-billion transit plan, and left them scrambling to secure new funding sources.

Amine Bouzaher, who had mixed feelings about the No vote, sits patiently at a bus stop on Main Street. PATRICK COLVIN, 24 HOURS

Riders react to ‘No’ vote

With regards to Metro Vancouver’s transit plebiscite, yes and no voters were in agreement over one thing — the need for more night service.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

No vote sinks transit plebiscite

Metro Vancouver voters have spoken, and the answer is a majority no vote on the question of supporting a 0.5% congestion improvement tax in the region to help pay for the Mayors' Council's proposed $7.7 billion transportation plan.

An adult bald eagle jumps off the top of an evergreen tree. Postmedia Network

B.C. eagle trafficker denied appeal

Jerome Seymour — convicted on 16 counts of hunting and trafficking eagles and other birds — was denied a new trial by the B.C. Supreme Court this week, almost 10 years after being charged.

BC NDP Leader John Horgan. FILE PHOTO

NDP ready for summer session: Horgan

The BC NDP are readying their battle stations for the upcoming return to the legislature this month — and highlights from a meeting between four Lower Mainland mayors and party leader John Horgan this week on affordable housing will be a focal point.

Diabetes is on the rise in Canada. FOTOLIA

Prevent amputation from diabetes: association

With B.C. feeling the heat and more feet coming out to meet the summer weather, the Canadian Diabetes Association is urging all levels of government to improve access to public diabetes services and devices to prevent amputations.

Each fire call increases the risk of an accident, says the Vancouver fire department. (File photo, 24 hours)

Fines eyed for Vancouver false alarms

Vancouver’s firefighters are proposing to fine residents $200 if fire alarms ring more than twice a year in an effort to reduce the 7,000 “false alarms” each year the department responds to.

Pink salmon getting measured for their oxygen consumption. (Michelle Ou photo)

Climate change stunts pink salmon: Study

Climate change acidification in freshwater — from high concentrations of carbon dioxide — stunts the development of pink salmon, according to new research out of the University of B.C.

Expect aerial feats at this year’s Canada Day event on the waterfront. SUBMITTED

Circus show added to Vancouver Canada Day

Eight circus performers — featuring aerial gymnastics, trampoline tricks and more — sourced by the Vancouver Circus School will form the main act at this year’s Canada Day at the downtown waterfront.

The B.C. Compassion Club Society intends to take the fight to city hall — despite the recently passed marijuana regulations — to keep the east Vancouver location it’s operated out of since 1997. FILE PHOTO

Vancouver's oldest pot dispensary asks to stay

After considering shutting down their operations for good in light of new regulations on medicinal marijuana dispensaries, the B.C. Compassion Club Society is going to appeal to city councillors to stay put.

TransLink has budgeted $60 million in 2015 for a spate of replacements, new purchases and upgrades to its fleet. (File photo)

TransLink plan has $77.5M in new spending

TransLink’s 2015 business plan details $77.5 million in new capital spending in addition to $357 million in spending on previously approved projects, many focused on fixing up SkyTrain cars and replacing buses.