Graeme Wood

Canadian family doctors facing 'red tape' coming to B.C.

Provincial licensing and regulatory procedures are dissuading family doctors from coming to B.C., according to a family doctor who directs a medical clinic in Vancouver. Dr. Linda Jando says a...

Canucks Autism Network chair under fraud probe for securities work

North Vancouver securities lawyer Bill MacDonald is being investigated by the law society for his alleged role in market manipulation schemes.

Drug decriminalization takes effect in B.C. this week — here's what you need to know

B.C. health officials insist they will be closely monitoring the first decriminalization policy in Canada for otherwise illegal street drugs, beginning Tuesday. The province’s upcoming...

B.C. health info must be protected and FOI fees dropped, poll shows

An Ipsos Reid poll suggests B.C. residents are overwhelmingly concerned about the provincial government’s ability to protect their personal health information. Following a December 2022 report from...

B.C. pensions get smoggy 'D+' grade for climate change investment plan

B.C. public sector pension and insurance funds are at risk of proliferating climate change due to their failure to align with global carbon emission goals, according to a new report from a Canadian...

Insurance agency operating in B.C. ordered to retrain Ontario agents

A life insurance agency operating five offices in B.C. has been sanctioned by Ontario’s financial regulator for potentially deceptive sales tactics. Greatway Financial Inc. agents can be located in...

Bridgemark Group member admits to illegal insider trading in B.C. firm

A member of the Bridgemark Group has admitted to illegal insider trading and received a $200,000 fine plus a limited three-year ban on purchasing certain stocks. Robert John Lawrence, a Vancouver...

Smaller B.C. cities are seeing more deaths than births

Immigration drove population growth in British Columbia’s urban centres while rural communities and smaller cities got a little bit older and experienced more deaths than births over the course of...

As B.C. homeowner grant approaches $1B, critics call for its end

Has a property tax refund to B.C. homeowners passed its best before date? Approaching one billion dollars annually, the B.C. homeowner grant refunds a portion of property taxes back to most owners...