Tom Durning picked up on news from the Valley:
I didn’t see this important meeting covered in the Vancouver-centric MSM nor much in the electronic media. Yet the mayors of the Fraser Valley had a meeting recently to discuss development out that way, ably reported by experienced Black Press reporter Matthew Claxton:
- Read how Langley Township Mayor recognizes that widening Highway 1 is not the answer to transportation problems
- See them discuss ride-sharing without resorting to the negativity from the slanted reporting by Mike Smyth
Unless there is a gangland killing in Surrey or Chilliwack, a major pile-up on Hwy 1 in Langley or a barn fire in Mission, these municipalities don’t get the coverage they deserve.
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From the Langley Times:
The Urban Development Institute Fraser Valley hosted mayors and councillors from the Langleys, Abbotsford, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, and Mission for a discussion at the Langley Events Centre on Thursday. …
Every city in the valley is dealing with massive growth, with Mayor Pam Alexis of Mission noting her city was expected to double in size in the coming years. …
Abbotsford has about 1,600 housing units under construction, and 3,600 in the stream to being approved and built. …
On transportation, each community is wrestling with more traffic and expects even more issues in the future as density increases.
“Almost 70 per cent of Mission leaves every day,” noted Alexis.