Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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BC03 - (Ride-Hailing-BC)

VANCOUVER. x-13s. The B-C government is paving the way for ride-hailing companies to enter the market by boosting the existing taxi fleets and allowing flexible fares on those who use apps. But despite an election promise to allow companies like Uber and Lyft by the end of last year, Transportation Minister Claire Trevena now says the government expects to accept applications from those companies by September 2019.

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TAG: Trevena says the government will introduce legislation this fall to open the application process, but must also develop new insurance models for ride-hailing companies before they can begin operation.

BC02 - (Wildfires-BC)

KAMLOOPS. x-19s. Wildfire Service spokesman Kevin Skrepnek says about a dozen wildfires in the Okanagan Valley corridor are creating challenges for fire crews. …

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