Emma Crawford Hampel

ICBC interim rate hike approved by BCUC

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has approved ICBC’s request for a 6.3% interim rate increase, to go into effect April 1. The next step is a public review process. Members of the...

Canadian inflation slows as energy prices drop: StatsCan

Consumer prices in Canada increased 1.7% year-over-year in November, according to Statistics Canada data released December 19 This is the smallest 12-month increase since January, down from 2.4% in...

Sales down 43% for all home types across Metro Vancouver in November: REBGV

November home sales across Metro Vancouver were 34.7% below the 10-year average for the month, according to new Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver data released December 4. A total of 1,608...

Feds table back-to-work legislation for striking Canada Post workers

Meanwhile, CUPW accuses Canada Post of exaggerating mail backlog as a tactic to get government involved

Insurance group officers committed $47m investment fraud, alleges BCSC

The top officers of FS Financial Strategies Inc. and related companies in the FS Insurance group allegedly defrauded investors of $47 million between 2012 and 2017 by failing to tell them to fully...

New Surrey mayor, city council unanimously cancel LRT plans

Immediately after being sworn in to their new positions November 5, new Surrey mayor Doug McCallum and the city’s new councilors voted unanimously to cancel the planned Surrey-Newton-Guildford light...

Canadian economy grows 0.1% in August: StatsCan

Canada’s real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.1% in August, beating analysts’ expectations of zero growth, according to new data from Statistics Canada. This is a tick lower than the 0.2%...

Future of Canada’s GDP performance fragile: report

Canada’s economy has grown steadily since 1980, but a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) says there are several factors that suggest it is on shaky...

Majority of previous Greyhound routes to be covered by year end: B.C. government

Eighty three per cent of Greyhound routes that are set to disappear October 31 will be covered by other private operators by the end of the year, the provincial government announced October...