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Retail spending stalled before pandemic

Retail spending in B.C. stayed flat for a second straight month in January in advance of what will be a steep decline in consumer spending due to the spread of COVID-19. Total dollar-volume sales at...

Judge, lawyers discuss how Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings will move forward

Court transcripts show the B.C. Supreme Court is looking at ways to proceed with the extradition hearing of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou in the wake of the social distancing measures...

Alberta energy war room surrenders to pandemic – for now

Minister vows to continue campaign on behalf of oil and gas industry, post-COVID-19

Overtime pay, temperature checks at Site C

Crews at Site C working through the COVID-19 pandemic will be on an extended shift rotation with overtime pay, and BC Hydro has instituted stringent new measures for access to the dam site, including...

Citing ‘unprecedented impact’ of COVID-19, Air Canada to lay off 15,000 staff

‘I understand and regret the impact this will have upon our employees and their families. I thank all of our employees, as well as union leaders, for working with us constructively to quickly...

Two northern B.C. gold mines poised to start digging

New Gold and Centerra projects received government approvals and First Nations support ahead of virus pandemic

COVID-19 is in 13 B.C. seniors' care homes – two of which are unidentified

The B.C. government had identified all seniors' care homes with outbreaks until March 28

COVID-19 crisis prompts Portable Electric's pivot from cinema

Company known for making film industry generators now serving medical sector

Closed municipal meetings are open: Farnworth order

Terminology ‘evokes a kind of Orwellian verbiage’

Pandemic update: first community death recorded

BC now has 970 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but roughly half have recovered

Trudeau unveils COVID-19 Plan B for businesses; Plan C might be needed

In politics, it’s called a pivot. And in politics, a weekend is an eternity. Thus the move Monday by the Justin Trudeau government to widen the breadth of its proposed wage subsidy. Plan A was...