Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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An announcement that the provincial government will pay to replace a major commuter crossing in Metro Vancouver is being seen as a sign of a better working relationship with mayors in the Lower Mainland.

N-D-P Premier John Horgan says his government will solely fund a new Pattullo Bridge spanning the Fraser River between Surrey and New Westminster.

The four-lane bridge was at the top of the priority list for Translink's Mayors' Council, which represents all Lower Mainland municipalities issues of transit and transportation.

The Mayors' Council launched a campaign leading up to last May's provincial election, telling voters that the next B-C government needed to invest more in transportation around Metro Vancouver. (The Canadian Press)

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Alberta's premier is threatening further retaliatory action unless there's progress in the Trans Mountain pipeline impasse by next week.

Rachel Notley says British Columbia must reverse its decision to limit shipments of bitumen off its coast pending a review of spill safety measures.

Federal officials are meeting with their counterparts in B-C to find a solution to the dispute, which is now in its third week.

Notley has already ended talks to buy more electricity from B-C, stopped imports of B-C wine into Alberta and struck a 19-member committee to find ways of putting further pressure on the province. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-WEA-Mountain-Roads)

Blowing snow is on the way for mountain passes, prompting Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for the Okanagan Connector, the Coquihalla and Highway 3.

Starting tomorrow, the weather office says a strong Pacific low pressure system will move east across Washington State bringing snow throughout the day.

Meanwhile, a blast of Arctic air will arrive tomorrow night bringing strong winds and blowing snow. …

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