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Housing-start drop not due to demand: CMHC

The province expects a precipitous drop in housing starts this year and another slip in 2021, but housing experts warn that is no indication demand for housing has dropped off or that homebuilders...

3,000 forestry workers, 50-truck convoy to rally at B.C. legislature on budget day

Thousands of B.C. forestry workers and supporters will gather on the B.C. legislature lawn this afternoon, coinciding with the release of the province’s 2020 budget

Condo buildings face insurance crisis as premium rates soar

Insurance costs for strata corporations have been skyrocketing in condo-heavy markets such as Vancouver, Toronto and New York, while some buildings have been told flat out their insurance will not be...

New hybrid-electric ferries to be floated into local waters on Friday

Break out your binoculars to watch the two new Island-class hybrid-electric ferries float off their partially submerged carrier vessel into local waters on Friday morning. The Sun Rise carrier,...

Former party leader Andrew Weaver quits Green caucus, will sit as independent

Former B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver has quit the party’s caucus and will sit in the legislature as an independent for the duration of his term. The Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA announced the...

V2V Vacations shutting down its Victoria-Vancouver ferry service

V2V Vacations, the passenger ferry service running between downtown Victoria and downtown Vancouver, announced Monday that it is shutting down. In a statement on its website, V2V Vacations said it...

Mediated bargaining breaks down for Western Forest Products workers

Western Forest Products announced Tuesday that talks have broken down in mediated bargaining that had resumed Dec. 12 with the striking United Steelworkers Union. Mediators Vince Ready and Amanda...

B.C.'s online camping reservation system revamped

Campers hoping to stay at B.C. parks will find a revamped online reservation system with new features on the Discover Camping website. Campers who can’t get a reservation for a favourite site...

Striking forestry workers rally in Nanaimo

Hundreds of unionized forest workers on strike since July 1 turned up the heat on Western Forest Products Wednesday by taking the fight to the company’s front door in Nanaimo. In what was a...