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Trucker convoy inquiry ending on the anniversary of Vancouver’s 1997 APEC riot

The Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) hearings into the use of the Emergencies Act to end the trucker convoy blockades are scheduled to climax Friday with testimony from Prime Minister Justin...

B.C. businessman David Sidoo has SEC fraud proceedings stayed

David Sidoo and seven other men face allegations of orchestrating a complex, international stock manipulation scheme that generated at least $145 million in illicit profits

Some buyers getting ‘greedy’ as economy pushes Canadian tech startups towards early exits

Early-stage companies consider selling as capital dries up -- but can they stomach the offers?

2021 was a boom year for B.C.’s economy

While somewhat stale at this point, Statistics Canada’s release of expenditure and income estimates for 2021 reinforced what was already known as a stellar year for growth in B.C. Provincial...

B.C.’s post-secondary student enrolment numbers stable

Number of new study permits dropped 53.6 per cent in 2020, but began rebound in 2021

Metro Vancouver overall office vacancy increases for the first time this year, says CBRE

Numerous large blocks of space and subleases result in unsteady vacancy trends

What are we reading? November 24, 2022

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Timothy Renshaw, managing editor: Dispatches from the long and winding road to a...

Half of variable-rate mortgages with fixed payments have reached trigger rate: BoC report

Homeowners are now grappling with a concept that was seldom discussed prior to July 2022

B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits 16-week high

New presumed COVID-19 deaths in the province declined to 21, from 30 one week ago

Arny Wise: Do newbies David Eby and Ken Sim have the right stuff to tackle affordable housing?

There was a time when B.C. politicians, a conservative Vancouver mayor and an NDP BC premier had the right stuff.  In the 1970’s, Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips, a successful investment banker, and BC...

B.C. government seeking public input on employment standards for gig workers in the ride-hailing and food-delivery sectors

Many of them earn less than minimum wage for a shift because they’re currently only paid for ‘active time’

What are unexplained wealth orders and why is B.C. adopting them?

Unexplained wealth orders will allow government to ask people to show proof of source of funds when connections to criminal activity can be shown.