municipal politics

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)

Judge hears Langley development case that could end in mayor, councillors booted out of council

The conflict of interest case was launched by local voters a year ago

 

Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)

Langley City mayor says her removal from Metro board of directors is example of continued in-fighting

‘I’m not the mayor they wanted’ Val van den Broek says of the council members who voted against her

 

Fort Langley Cemetery was created as a local community burial plot in 1881, and is one of the oldest cemeteries in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Council mulls allowing mausoleum in old Fort Langley cemetery

Councillors had some concerns about the possibility of a new way to inter families

 

The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Council to take a second look at developer’s plans for gravel pit in Silver Creek

Emil Anderson want their Hockin Road property to be a gravel pit, eventually a subdivision

The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Council briefs: Facing 28 letters of opposition, Emil Anderson to hold public meetings on gravel project

Also at Aug. 24 meeting, Anhart Community Housing gets go ahead for apartment, five plex plans

The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Emil Anderson planning new subdivision in Silver Creek, starting with re-activating a gravel pit

Council to consider company’s application to extract gravel from 20060 Hockin Rd.

The entrance to the 20060 Hockin Road property in Silver Creek, owned by Emil Anderson Construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A newly refurbished Pete Ryan carving stands in front of Hope’s district hall. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

District of Hope releases 2019 annual report and ‘to do list’ for 2020

Station House, 753 Waterworks resolved, fire calls shoot up and housing study planned for 2020

A newly refurbished Pete Ryan carving stands in front of Hope’s district hall. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
The property at 320 Forrest Crescent. District of Hope map

Fears around crime, homelessness expressed by residents in Forrest Crescent rezoning

Developer wants to construct a duplex on the site at 320 Forrest Crescent

The property at 320 Forrest Crescent. District of Hope map
Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Public, media blocked from council meetings in northern B.C. town for months

Other councils in region use video conferencing, as government says cities required to follow transparency rules

Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
A sign for the proposed rezoning of lot 24, 607 Willow Street, with a view of the neighbouring lot’s home construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Virtual public hearing set for developer with plans to subdivide Willow Street lot

People can submit comments in advance, or call to be added to a speakers list, ahead of June 3rd hearing

A sign for the proposed rezoning of lot 24, 607 Willow Street, with a view of the neighbouring lot’s home construction. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A flood warning sign put at the entrance to the Rotary Trails at the corner of 7 Ave and Wardle St. reads ‘flood warning, do not enter, district of hope’ in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)

Normal to high water levels expected this year: District of Hope

The District of Hope is expecting a normal to high water situation…

A flood warning sign put at the entrance to the Rotary Trails at the corner of 7 Ave and Wardle St. reads ‘flood warning, do not enter, district of hope’ in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)
Othello Road at Nestle Waters has had its gravel washed away from underneath it in February. Crystal Wiebe photo

Othello, Richmond Hill infrastructure projects shelved amid COVID-19

Hope’s council also support a break on utility bill penalties, until the end of 2020

Othello Road at Nestle Waters has had its gravel washed away from underneath it in February. Crystal Wiebe photo
Mayor Peter Robb. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Hope’s mayor says lobby ongoing to defer property taxes

To report public health orders being ignored, people can call district hall

Mayor Peter Robb. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Hope’s Mayor Peter Robb will take your questions Thursday. Hope Standard file photo

What would you like to ask Hope’s Mayor on COVID-19?

Send us your questions, ahead of a conversation with Peter Robb

Hope’s Mayor Peter Robb will take your questions Thursday. Hope Standard file photo
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers
Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Police worry about violence targeting the outlaw motorcycle group

Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops
Hope resident, Heather Stewin, has won four times in the span of two elections with next to zero campaigning and only three signs. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Name, not money, most valuable asset for Hope politicians in last year’s municipal election

Financial disclosure statements show local politicians don’t spend much on campaigns

Hope resident, Heather Stewin, has won four times in the span of two elections with next to zero campaigning and only three signs. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Peter Robb, Victor Smith, Scott Medlock, Dusty Smith, Craig Traun, Heather Stewin, and Bob Erickson were all elected to the District of Hope Council on Oct. 20, 2018. (Hope.ca)

Newly elected Hope politicians took part in the Local Government Leadership Academy

The three-day event is aimed at helping new mayors and councillors navigate municipal politics

Peter Robb, Victor Smith, Scott Medlock, Dusty Smith, Craig Traun, Heather Stewin, and Bob Erickson were all elected to the District of Hope Council on Oct. 20, 2018. (Hope.ca)
Municipal pesticide bylaws aren’t based on safety of lawn and garden treatments, they’re based on whether ‘synthetic chemicals’ are used. (Black Press files)

B.C. VIEWS: Polluted logic plagues pesticide bylaws

Silent Spring-inspired prejudice against ‘synthetic chemicals’ still rules

Municipal pesticide bylaws aren’t based on safety of lawn and garden treatments, they’re based on whether ‘synthetic chemicals’ are used. (Black Press files)