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Nanaimo Port Authority planning new hub for importing cars from overseas

New European-built vehicles will be delivered and processed into Canada at a facility being prepared on Nanaimo Port Authority land, in partnership with Western Stevedoring. “The project has the...

CRA must pay $1.6m in damages to Nanaimo business owners after ‘reprehensible and malicious’ prosecution

A Nanaimo couple has been awarded $1.6 million in damages against the Canada Revenue Agency for “high-handed, reprehensible and malicious” prosecution. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Punnett has...

First-home purchase program closing in B.C.

A short-lived and little-used loan program for first-time homebuyers in B.C. is coming to an end. Applications under the B.C. Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership will be accepted until the end...

Horgan says B.C. will not respond to Alberta’s wine boycott

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has pledged to stand up for vineyards on Vancouver Island and across the province but has rejected the idea of retaliating against Alberta over its boycott of...

Pacific Coastal Airlines adds non-stop Vancouver-Tofino service

A new daily non-stop flight between Vancouver and Tofino has been added to Pacific Coastal Airlines’ spring schedule. The new flight starts April 3, though the spring schedule will begin March 4 and...

Richmond shipyard signs deal for Salish ferries warranty work

Meridian Marine Industries Inc., a Richmond company on the Fraser River, has inked a deal to handle warranty work for BC Ferries’ three new Salish-class vessels that were built in Poland. Meridian...

City of Victoria wins marijuana store rezoning battle

The B.C. Supreme Court has sided with the City of Victoria in a decision to deny a rezoning to a downtown cannabis shop. Mayor Lisa Helps called the decision “a major victory” for the city and its...

B.C. looking to crack down on ticket scalpers

The provincial government is looking to crack down on scalpers snatching up tickets and selling them to music and sports fans for exorbitant prices. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said ministry...

B.C. government bumps up homeowner grant threshold

Land values have increased, but the vast majority of homeowners in British Columbia will still be eligible for the 2018 homeowner grant this year, as the provincial government has increased the...

Western Forest Products buys lumber-processing centre in Washington state

In a bid to offset the added costs of crippling American softwood lumber duties, Western Forest Products has bought its first lumber-processing centre in the U.S. In a deal worth $9 million US,...