Economy, Law & Politics

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B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record: 924

Province records nine more COVID-19 deaths in past day.

Higher wages add up to more than higher inflation

Payroll pressures could turn short-term inflation into a long-term economic complication

Lawsuit of the week: Owners of single-room accommodation buildings take City of Vancouver to court over vacancy control rule

By capping rents, city is unfairly “foisting the taxpayer’s obligation to provide income assistance on SRA owners,” claim states

Dr. Bonnie Henry says 70% of people getting tested for COVID-19 don't have it

B.C.'s top doctor provided some clarification on who should get tested

British Columbians charged in $1b stock fraud case could see trial next January

Boston judge gives United States Securities and Exchange Commission more time to present evidence to counter motions to dismiss by six British Columbians

B.C. housing market keeps on surging

The Lower Mainland housing market capped off 2021 with another mammoth month of activity while home values continued to surge alongside record-low inventory. Multiple Listing Service sales in the...

Daily COVID-19 death count in B.C. most in a year

B.C. had 15 deaths from COVID-19 in the past day

BCCDC changes guidance of self-isolation and managing COVID-19

The agency made sweeping changes to its COVID-19 guidance this week

Uncertainty a certainty in Canada’s inflation forecast

Historical examples show mitigating factors, sources of concern for the country’s economy

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. hit record 895

COVID-19 hospitalizations have been at record levels in each of the past five data updates