Graeme Wood

How COVID-19 property tax relief stacks up across Metro Vancouver

For most homeowners, 2020 property taxes are due across the Lower Mainland on July 2, however some cities have provided a combination of COVID-19-related relief via: payment due date extensions; late...

B.C. eases restrictions on nursing home visits

B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Tuesday an easing of restrictions on visits to nursing homes. Residents in long-term care and assisted living...

Surrey gets its police board with chief to follow, a year behind schedule

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has appointed seven members to the City of Surrey’s new police board

20 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in B.C.; Dr. Henry addresses teacher case

British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced on Thursday 20 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths from the disease. A teacher from the Fraser Health region is...

B.C.'s emergency-order carrots better than other provinces’ sticks: CCLA

B.C. accounts for only 22 of an estimated 10,000 COVID-19-related law enforcement tickets issued across Canada, Canadian Civil Liberties Association says

Many B.C. businesses haven’t accounted for severance, ask for layoff extension

Extension to August aligns with emergency benefits and would give businesses “breathing room” to return furloughed employees upon re-opening: Coalition group

Police seize $100,000 in drug-covered cash from Richmond casino

Seizure carried out at halfway point of judicial inquiry into money laundering

Legislation could extend emergency orders for one more year: attorney general

New act also allows for the creation of regulations that provide protections to “responsible” and compliant businesses and groups from civil liability related to COVID-19

Surrey’s IT police system gamble could nearly double transition costs: expert

City assuming it can keep using RCMP’s systems, but if it can’t, the extra price tag could be $32.5 million

Two ‘primary architects’ of Bridgemark Group cash-swap scheme, BCSC claims

Securities regulator drops trade orders against vast majority of Bridgemark Group but names two alleged ‘architects’