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Foreign buyers find purchase in region’s industrial strength

  Industrial interest Demand for industrial space in Metro Vancouver continues to outstrip supply, leaving investors and tenants alike scrambling for opportunities. The strength of the market means...

Balance tops business wish list for B.C. Budget 2019

As the BC NDP government prepares to table its 2019 budget, there is no reason to believe that Finance Minister Carole James is contemplating any major course corrections. The province’s finances...

Government addresses public trust issue in Throne Speech

Government business overshadowed by spending scandal in legislature

Health funding fight lands First Nations service providers in court

Fight includes allegations of defamation, workplace bullying, inadequate oversight

Province expecting $400m hole in property transfer tax revenues

Housing market slowdown has slashed B.C. government’s projected income from purchase taxes, including foreign-buyer tax revenues

Hard allegations threaten to shatter Trudeau government like glass

  Note: This column has been updated. Today the Liberal government finds itself cornered by a credible allegation, a cabinet resignation and a competence test. In any such existential position, it...

Vancouver’s Jody Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet

Abrupt departure follows allegations that the prime minister improperly tried to influence her when she was justice minister

Free parking at hospitals brings logistical challenges

Province’s health authorities raised $34.3 million from parking last year

Most Metro Vancouverites on board with plan for SkyTrain to UBC

During last year’s municipal election campaigns in the Lower Mainland, housing was by far the most important issue for residents of the city of Vancouver and most adjacent municipalities....

Vancouver Art Gallery staff back to work with new agreement

The new four-year agreement comes after a week of strike action, and months of negotiations

‘Non-individuals’ own 10% of B.C. residential property: CMHC

Non-individual ownership in Kelowna outstrips that in Vancouver

Businesses want government to table tax competitiveness

Business, industry leaders want to see lower taxes and greater incentives in upcoming B.C. and Canadian budgets