Graeme Wood

Two major B.C. cities reject Indigenous land acknowledgements

Surrey and Richmond among cities bucking the trend of implementing a symbolic gesture to recognize ‘unceded’ Indigenous land

Public inquiry goes private for big banks

Financial institutions expected to reveal some of the tactics it is using to combat cutting-edge money-laundering techniques

Investors score first settlement in Bridgemark Group case

Public cannabis company Beleave Inc. to pay $2.4 million to investors from insurance, following admission of ‘conduct abusive to B.C.’s capital markets’

Surrey Police Service adds another RCMP member to its top brass

Jennifer Hyland, the current officer-in-charge of the Ridge Meadows RCMP, says her focus is building an inclusive police force; Hyland would not comment on a simmering controversy surrounding board...

Drug trafficker tests B.C.’s civil forfeiture regime

Stephen Hai Peng Chen is seeking police investigation documents that the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office is calling a ‘fishing expedition’

Churches breaking COVID-19 rules still get government tax breaks

B.C. Humanist Association says public health order violations by places of worship underscore need for public benefits test for tax breaks

Money-laundering inquiry frustrated by federal government agencies: Commissioner

Federal documents so heavily redacted they are useless; submitted information simply copied from public websites; denied interviews; and discrepancies in documentation are among some of the chief...

Surrey police board member’s father is former Hells Angel

Semiahmoo First Nations chief Harley Chappell says childhood past – including his father being a former member of the Hells Angels – does not define him

Surrey hikes taxes 10.7% in controversial city budget

Councillors square off at Surrey City Council over defining the precise nature of the municipal tax increases

B.C.’s fentanyl market estimated to be up to $300 million

Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia gets better grip on deadly impact of fentanyl