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Victoria changes rules to allow cannabis packaging to be recycled at stores

Regulators initially prohibited used packaging in legal cannabis stores

Hong Kong hot potato landing squarely in British Columbia’s lap

A statement: in support of the daily democratic demands in the streets of Hong Kong, rather milquetoast in language by western standards, to speak for the 300,000 there who hold Canadian...

BC Hydro proposes 1% rate cut, followed by hikes

A 1% rate cut next year would be followed by increases in 2021 and 2023

Rising cost of public services outpaces inflation in private sector

Reviewing trends in inflation can provide useful insights into the evolution of the larger economy. Consumer price inflation in B.C., as computed by Statistics Canada, averaged 1.6% annually over...

B.C. employment rises 3.8% in one year

As with the national performance, B.C. employment fell in July. Employment declined by 4,800 persons, or 0.2% from June, to just under 2.57 million persons owing to a sharp decline in full-time...

Moose-Greyhound collision lawsuit dismissed

Moose took out brakes, steering in collision, sending bus into swamp

Business owners unhappy with new Granville Island governance council

Governing body lacks entrepreneurs and those who have made a living from the arts and culinary sectors

Provincial government takes control of Surrey police transition team

Questions over transition costs, transparency and officer numbers remain

What are we reading? August 22, 2019

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web. Kirk LaPointe, editor-in-chief: Slavery began 400 years ago this month in America, whose...

Global warming causing Pacific salmon decline: DFO

State of Canadian Pacific Salmon report comes in midst of disastrous year for Fraser River sockeye

Western Forest Products strike sees both sides digging in

A strike that has sidelined thousands of forest industry workers on Vancouver Island for the last two months appears no closer to resolution, with one side ratcheting up the stakes and the other...