Economy, Law & Politics

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B.C. says 578 foreign-educated nurses registered in 2023, doubling intake

The province says 'thousands' more international nurses are working toward getting registered and will be getting the required clinical experience next year

Child care in B.C. more difficult to find, new data shows

Statistics Canada finds child care enrolment remains below pre-pandemic level, although it has risen since 2022 and 2021; meanwhile, costs, on average, have declined as more subsidies come into effect

Canadians' confidence in financial health dips

IG Wealth Management, TD surveys find Canadians worried about financial health

Metro Vancouver workers' wage increases revealed by board

Metro Vancouver union workers realize three-year contract with terms in line with other B.C. municipalities; union satisfied terms keep up with inflation

B.C. consortium nabs $2M to convert grape waste into food ingredients

Crush Dynamics, Purdys Chocolates and Evovatec Solutions split the grant

SAXX appoints new CEO: Tom Berry

Underwear company had been led by Wendy Bennison

Litigation financing – when others pay your legal bill

Miners turning more and more to alternative ways to finance legal battles

B.C. 'satellite family' properties priciest among speculation and vacancy taxpayers

B.C. government says it received $81.9 million in revenue from the speculation and vacancy tax in 2022 and is setting to expand the policy to 13 new communities by 2025

Vancouver city manager apologizes for staff email after Oct. 7 Hamas attack

‘It's definitely not my place to be offering opinions on the conflict right now.’

Private forecasters see economic growth in B.C. slowing to 0.5 per cent next year

Economic Forecast Council's growth estimate is slightly below that of the province's finance minister