Mayors’ Council Chair Derek Corrigan defends a gas tax hike after a joint Mayors’ Council and Translink board meeting Thursday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

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Petition protests transfer of murderer to Mission, Mayors’ Council, TransLink hike gas tax and more

1. Plane with 2 people aboard goes missing while travelling near Hope

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria said Friday that the plane, a Cessna 182, took off from Calgary Springs at about 9 a.m. PST Thursday. See more >

2. Petition protests transfer of murderer to Mission

An online petition has been created asking Correctional Service Canada (CSC) not to transfer convicted murderer Walter Ramsay to Mission. See more >

3. Mayors’ Council, TransLink hike gas tax to pay for $7.3 billion plan

Mayors’ Council and TransLink executives voted Thursday to raise the gas tax and fund the $7.3 billion Phase 2 investment plan that would bring light rail to Surrey and extend the Millenium SkyTrain along the Broadway corridor. See more >

4. ‘Agitated’ man facing charges after Transit Police officers hurt in confrontation

A 30-year-old Vancouver man is facing charges after two Transit Police officers were injured while confronting him at Stadium SkyTrain station. See more >

5. Surrey RCMP issue letter to parents about drugs and gangs

Surrey RCMP and the Surrey School District issued a list of warning signs to Surrey parents that might indicate if their child is “heading down the wrong path.” See more >


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