Graeme Wood

Vancouver public company accounting firm stripped of audit work

As public company gatekeepers, Hay and Watson failed to meet adequate accounting standards, according to the Canadian Public Accountability Board.

B.C. broker fined $50K over phoney mortgage applications

Former submortgage broker Ravinder Biln created fake income records to land clients mortgages they were otherwise not entitled to.

B.C. social media company first to be fined for illegal stock promotions

A B.C. Securities Commission hearing panel was more lenient against a social media company than the commission's executive director had hoped for in a precedent-setting case of social media-era stock...

Another B.C. judge tosses challenge to foreign buyers tax

Iranian asylum seeker from 1995 never became a permanent resident and when he bought a $6.6-million home in the British Properties he was dinged $1.32 million for the foreign buyers tax

Child-care costs in B.C. well above national average in 2022

B.C. parents paid around $802 per month for full-time child care for each kid under five last year

B.C. stock fraudsters lose ability to shelter pension funds from collection actions

B.C. Securities Commission says amendments to law will allow it to access pension funds of public market rule breakers and issue fines for failing to cooperate with investigators

Six B.C. residents netted $46M from stock fraud scheme, commission alleges

The B.C. Securities Commission alleges the scheme was carried out between 2017 and 2019

Most Canadians oppose government funding for newsrooms, poll shows

Canadians do not support broad government funding for news organizations but most remain OK with funding the CBC; divisions on the news industry run deep along political lines, Angus Reid Institute...

Unruly B.C. Realtor 'aggressive' in court, denied licence a third time

Realtor Andrew Brian Laity made unsubstantiated allegations of corruption against the Real Estate Council of BC.

Large medical clinic operator in B.C. in receivership for 'financial crisis'

Vancouver Coastal Health sought and gained a court-appointed receiver to oversee the restructuring of three Seymour Health Centre Inc. medical clinics