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B.C. cities rated tops for transit

Fri, 11/14/2008

By MATT KIELTYKA, 24 HOURS

Three B.C. cities are among the best in the country when it comes to sustainable urban transportation, according to a new study.

The second annual GreenApple Canada Smart Transportation Rankings - conducted by GreenApple Canada and the UBC Sauder...

$10.4 MILLION FOR NEW CLEAN-TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL BUSES

Wed, 11/05/2008

VICTORIA – The Province will provide $10.4 million in funding to enable school districts around the province to purchase 86 new clean-diesel school buses, Education Minister Shirley Bond announced today.

“This funding will enable school districts to buy new clean-...

Putting kids first pays dividends, planner says

Sat, 10/25/2008

By Maggie Tkalcic - Langley Times

Richard Gilbert, research associate for the Centre for Sustainable Transportation, came to Langley on Oct. 9 for an all-day workshop regarding the development of ‘Guidelines for Child and Youth Friendly Land-use and Transportation Planning’ at...

8th World Conference on Sport and the Environment

Wed, 10/22/2008

A worldwide forum on opportunities and issues for sustainable sport is coming to Vancouver from March 29 to 31, 2009, when the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) convene the 8th World Conference on Sport and the...

On your bike

Thu, 09/18/2008

From The Economist print edition

THESE are tough times for carmakers, many of which are labouring under high oil prices, slowing demand and financial weakness. For makers of human-powered, two-wheeled vehicles, by contrast, business is booming. Giant Manufacturing, the world’s...

Rush hour hits school zone

Sat, 09/06/2008

 Driving kids to class can lead to social, fitness, even safety problems

Kristin Rushowy

Tess Kalinowski...

Growing concerns

Fri, 08/22/2008

As the school district moves ahead with planning for future school needs, critics worry the board has pushed possible environmental consequences to the side.

Growing up in rural Ohio, Eric Mazzi rode a traditional yellow bus to school. He switched to walking or running in Grade 9 after...

Learning from history

Wed, 01/23/2008

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

CUPE BC

Barry O’Neil

The recent tragedy in New Brunswick, where seven students and a teacher died in a motor vehicle accident after attending a basketball game, makes me wonder how many times we have to go through this before we wake up.

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