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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...

Federal government offers $21M for construction apprentice training

The $21-million grant, announced Wednesday in Victoria, will be paid directly to contractors

As more unhoused turn to living in RVs, some call to allow use of parking lots

People living in recreational vehicles are struggling to find a place to park; bylaws restrict their options

First Nations officially take over B.C. Hydro lands in Rock Bay

"This means so much to our people," said Esquimalt Chief Robert Thomas, "to be able to share in the economic benefits of this land is going to be a beautiful thing for both nations"

Interest-rate hike raises fears of higher allowable rent increase in B.C.

Predictions of a four to five per cent increase to help landlords recoup some of their higher costs

Agreement at premiers' meeting that health system needs to be rebuilt

Health care, labour shortages and COVID-19 recovery are dominating a two-day meeting of premiers at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria this week

B.C. premier says he'll step aside as NDP leader, won't seek re-election

B.C. Premier John Horgan, the first two-term NDP leader of the province, has announced he will not run in the next election and there will be a leadership convention in the fall to select a new party...

B.C. Ferries posts $34M profit, thanks to pandemic relief funding

Without government relief funding, B.C. Ferries would have recorded a loss

‘I made the wrong call’: Premier halts $789M Royal B.C. Museum project

"We thought we had it right and clearly we did not," Premier John Horgan said Wednesday. "I'm announcing that we're stopping the project. And we're going to go back to the drawing board"