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B.C. among top provinces for job growth

Canada’s labour market posted a mammoth job gain in March as second-wave reopenings lifted rehiring. Nationally, employment surged by 303,000 persons (or 1.6%), marking the largest single gain since...

BC Liberals delayed ‘costly’ money laundering task force, inquiry hears

Key government officials also say they learned about money laundering in casinos from media reports, and not gambling officials and regulators

B.C. ‘working on’ plan for second doses amid AstraZeneca shortage

B.C. will run out of its AstraZeneca supply in the coming week, says health minister

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. top 500 for first time; surgeries postponed

Non-urgent surgeries will be postponed in nine hospitals across the Lower Mainland for the next weeks

Business insurance squeeze tightens in B.C.

Premiums threatening to crush small businesses already ailing in pandemic economy

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. hit record high, as new infections plateau

Number of those actively battling COVID-19 infections has fallen to the lowest number in two weeks

Feds commit to corporate beneficial ownership registry

Still work to do to ensure the registry is ‘enough of a dam’ against financial crime, says campaigner

Trio of city councillors leaves Vancouver's NPA party

Colleen Hardwick, Lisa Dominato and Sarah Kirby-Yung upset over party’s appointment of John Coupar as mayoral candidate

Meng wins bid to delay extradition proceedings by three months

The court has granted the application by Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou to postpone her extradition hearings by three months to August, Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes said today. Meng...

‘Pertinent’ data delays new recommendations for AstraZeneca use in Canada

Committee cancelled media briefing earlier this week to review new data, says Canada’s top doctor