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Advocacy group calls for cap on rent hikes for new residential tenants

Together Against Poverty Society is advocating for a vacancy control system

Seattle woman donates island near Gabriola as nature reserve

Family of the late Betty Swift hopes Link Island becomes a location for climate-change research

A framed apology, a last compensation cheque: Probe of wrongful Health Ministry firings that destroyed lives concludes

The government has implemented the final four of 41 recommendations from Jay Chalke’s report, including settling unionized employees’ grievances

New B.C. housing laws will set housing targets for municipalities, lift strata rental restrictions

Premier David Eby's proposed measures include laws that could order fast-growing municipalities to meet housing supply targets and end rental restrictions based on age or type of building

Mandate not needed to show masks are important: Dr. Bonnie Henry

As influenza circulates in the province along with several other respiratory viruses, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Henry suggested carrying a mask to use in situations “where it makes sense”

Submarine could move to another fleet-repair facility, DND says

If work on HMCS Chicoutimi is moved from Esquimalt, it would be a major economic blow to those employed to work on Canada’s Victoria-class submarines and a hit to the local economy

Lieutenant governor formally asks David Eby to form government

B.C. Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin formally asked premier-designate David Eby to confirm he had the confidence the house and then asked him to form government

CUPE workers at B.C. Assessment ratify new contract

First year provides for a flat increase of 25 cents per hour and a 3.24 per cent increase

Minimum-age restrictions brought in for young workers in B.C.

Must be age 16 or 18 for some jobs; new regulations take effect Jan. 1, 2023

B.C. premier announces financial aid for cost-of-living increases

Families will receive a financial boost worth up to $1,500 each and rent increases will be capped next year to help those feeling the squeeze of global inflation, Premier John Horgan announced in...