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Mining executive steps away from UBC keynote address ahead of securities hearing

Michael McPhie, former CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia, intends to clear his company’s name after it was implicated in share distribution scandal

BCSC revises restrictions against BridgeMark associates in alleged scam

Commissioners strengthen some trade orders but find evidence lacking against several companies in crypto-cannabis-mining-energy shares scandal

Updated: Canada still without responsible business ombudsperson one year later

Members of the federal government’s advisory body on responsible business conduct say they don’t know when the role will be filled

Barack Obama to speak at Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Former U.S. president will be in the city a few weeks before his wife's own speaking engagement in Vancouver

B.C.’s labour market cools off in December

B.C.’s labour market capped off 2018 with a flat December. Employment edged up from November by a statistically insignificant 0.2% or 4,400 persons to 2,535,000 persons. The unemployment rate was...

Adviser’s rocky investment drained North Vancouver couple’s retirement savings: regulator

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada turns scrutiny on investment in a junior mining exploration company

Canadian businesses blast Yellow Pages' ad practices

Hundreds of business owners warn buyers to beware of signing up for ad services

Who's getting sued: January 15, 2019

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.

Insider trading: January 15, 2019

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 January 9, 2019. The information comes...