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BC PacifiCats sold to Abu Dhabi; TransLink, Ferries review ordered

July 28th, 2009 · 11 Comments

It was a busy day at council, but I was working on another project and then, later in the afternoon, ended up SkyTraining it out to Metrotown for yet more news breaking there: the province’s announcement that it is reviewing the governance, finances and jurisdiction of our two transportation agencies.

Then, after getting the info on that, we ended up tagging on the new news that the most famous ferries of all in the fleet, well, formerly of the fleet, are being sold. And a news release from the shipyard workers says the rumoured price is $50 million — a bit more than the $19.5 the Liberals sold them off for.

That story is up on the website now.

I’ll catch up with the bale of council news tomorrow: the attempt to find a solution for the heritage density program; laneway housing; the industrial land/Cambie planning issue etc.

Thanks to all commenters today for the good discussion about prices to build a laneway house.

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