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UPDATED: Canada's cruise season officially over after federal ban extended to Oct. 31

Ottawa has extended the ban of cruise ships from entering Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31, the federal government announced Friday - a decision that has officially spelled the end of Canada's...

COVID-19 highlighting government secrecy, changes urged

“Conspiracy theories are very quick to take hold in the absence of truthful information,” researcher warns

Sunshine Coast board urges BC Ferries to reverse course on evening sailings

BC Ferries is resuming service on the Horseshoe Bay-Nanaimo route June 3, but a schedule change on the Langdale run to accommodate the Nanaimo service isn’t sitting well with some Sunshine Coast...

Canada-U.S. border closure creating e-commerce shipment traffic crush at Lower Mainland crossings

The COVID-19 lockdown and the ensuing U.S.-Canada border closure to all non-essential travel has driven e-commerce shipment traffic to all-time highs, officials in the customs brokerage industry...

B.C. records no new COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period for second time this week

Before this week, it had been many weeks since the province had recorded no deaths in a 24-hour period from the novel coronavirus

Is Vancouver city manager’s desire to hire social media guru an overblown controversy?

You may have heard the news this week that Vancouver city manager Sadhu Johnston wants to hire a $95,000-a-year “senior social digital communications strategist” for his office. The delivery of the...

Office rethink could retool Vancouver’s tech status

Office centricity out, ‘recruitment hub’ in for Shopify’s Vancouver expansion plan

Trudeau’s Huawei 5G decision is critical for Canada’s tech future

I’m pretty sure Justin Trudeau must have deeply sighed last Wednesday, run his hand through his ’80s-sized hair, and said sarcastically: right, thanks rule of law. Thanks a lot. Really....

Ottawa announces $650m in COVID funding for indigenous communities

The federal government on Friday announced $650 million in funding for Canada’s indigenous communities to help in areas such as health care, income support and shelters for women. The funding, said...

Feds will not require airlines to offer full refunds to ticket holders for cancelled flights

The federal government is not committing to a bailout of the Canadian airlines sector - but is also not planning to require air carriers to refund ticket holders for the flights cancelled during the...

Trudeau considering U.S. border-closure exceptions for families split between countries

Ottawa is looking at exceptions for families split by the current U.S.-Canada border travel ban, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Trudeau noted that the federal government is committed to...

Meng decision expected to trigger more retaliation from China

The BC Supreme Court decision that will keep Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver for the foreseeable future will almost guarantee additional economic sanctions and other...