B.C. employment dips in January

In an inauspicious start to 2018, B.C.’s labour market softened alongside the rest of the country in January with a drop in employment of 5,100 persons (or 0.2%) and a rise in the unemployment rate...

B.C. Budget 2018: Reaction to affordable housing policies

The level of concern around housing, homelessness and poverty in British Columbia reached an “extraordinarily high level” in advance of the BC NDP’s first full budget, according to Insights West....

B.C Budget 2018: Business groups slam payroll tax

Business groups in B.C. are generally applauding the BC NDP government’s first full budget for being balanced and for addressing affordability issues, but are slamming the government’s plan to...

B.C. Budget 2018: B.C. businesses to pay new payroll tax

The B.C. government will balance the budget, eliminate its operating debt one year early, invest $1 billion in universal daycare, break records for capital spending, eliminate Medical Services Plan...

Who's getting sued: February 20, 2018

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court. ...

Lawsuit of the week: Man sues Coca-Cola Co. after allegedly finding decomposing mouse in can of NOS energy drink

Coca-Cola Co. is being sued by a man who claims he became ill after finding a decomposing mouse in a can of NOS energy drink allegedly bought from a 7-Eleven in Mission. Jordan Bell filed a notice...

Insider trading: February 20, 2018

The following is a list of stock trades made by corporate executives, directors and other company insiders of B.C.’s public companies filed in the week ended February 14, 2018. The information comes...

B.C. to challenge Alberta ban on B.C. wine

The B.C. government is fighting back against Alberta’s boycott of B.C. wines, while simultaneously trying to fight that National Energy Board (NEB) over the Trans Mountain pipeline.   In response...

Civil forfeiture office seeks seizure of PacNet assets

PacNet, the Vancouver payment processing company that was put of business through an American designation as a transnational criminal organization, is now facing a forfeiture action here in...

Poll suggests massive protests over pipeline

A new Insights West poll commissioned by Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart suggests 23% of those who are opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are willing to risk arrest in acts of...