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B.C. eliminates personal-exemption limit on out-of-province booze

Move is in stark contrast to Ontario becoming more restrictive on interprovincial e-commerce shipments of alcohol into the province

Vancouver retail struggling in comparison with Toronto and Montreal

Statistics Canada data shows retail sales fell 0.6% year over year in May in Vancouver

Loblaws fights multimillion-dollar tax bill after discovery of years-long fraud scheme involving tax-exempt gas sales on Squamish Nation land

Loblaws Inc. is taking the  provincial government to court over a $2.6 million motor fuel tax and interest bill after the company voluntarily disclosed the discovery of a years-long fraud scheme by...

Canadian chamber chief wants us to advance the discussion

When I arrived in Ottawa as a reporter in the Parliamentary Press Gallery at 23, Perrin Beatty was already an ancient 31. He was by then a long-serving Progressive Conservative MP, elected at the...

B.C. wineries face new Ontario law restricting e-commerce

Ontario regulation stipulates that all interprovincial alcohol shipments into the province involve its liquor board

Apple eyes expansion in downtown Vancouver: report

What happened: Bloomberg reports Apple Inc. will take up two storeys at new downtown development What it means: Apple joins other tech giants like Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com, Inc. in expansion...

B.C.’s $1.5B surplus should be $7.2B: auditor general

$5.7 billion discrepancy comes from deferring federal income

Vancouver workers must earn $35.43/hr to rent an average 2-bedroom apartment

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a rental housing wage report for cities across Canada and Vancouver was ranked the least affordable. The study determines what the hourly...

Top provincial executives took home $5.28 million in 2018-2019

List includes university, ICBC and power corporation presidents

What are we reading? July 18, 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: It is an American study, but a harrowing one for...

Updated: $1.5 billion B.C. surplus for 2018-19, minister says

Employer health and speculation taxes raised $464 million and $115 million, respectively

Vancouver surges in tech-city rankings but diversity lags

What happened: Vancouver jumped in a ranking of top tech cities in North America What it means: Despite the gains, Vancouver ranks at the very bottom of the list for gender diversity The relatively...