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B.C. immigration program light on anti-fraud and corruption measures: Auditor General

Over the last two years (2018-19), 23,605 immigrants from the Provincial Nominee Program have become permanent residents

CRA snitch line now open to information about federal COVID-19 aid fraud

The CRA is now taking tips on suspected fraud of aid measure like the CERB, CEWS, and CESB

Two more COVID-19 outbreaks at B.C. seniors' homes have ended

Abbotsford's Cottage-Worthington Pavilion and Mission's The Cedars have not had new cases in 28 days

Horgan defends minimum wage hike that he knows is "challenge" for business

B.C.'s minimum wage rose 5.4% for most job categories on June 1

Meng Wanzhou defence, Crown request separate arbitrator in privileged info fight

Crown prosecutors and defence lawyers in the Meng Wanzhou extradition case are requesting that the judge presiding over the case appoint a “referee” to oversee the two sides’ legal battle over...

Vancouver council says no to legal drinking in public spaces

Chief medical health officer warns of ‘significant binge-drinking culture’ in B.C.

What has reopened? June 3, 2020

Many businesses are reopening in accordance with provincial guidelines. Here is a list of what our team has noticed around Vancouver today. Email us at news@biv.com if you see any stores you think...

Two new COVID-19 outbreaks in B.C. offices

New World Technologies and Maersk Distribution Canada outbreaks are both in the Fraser Health region

More time needed to evaluate bids for Steve Nash Fitness

The trustee says a successful bidder will be determined on or before June 5

Cloudy corporate structures aid money laundering through houses, commission hears

Journalist Oliver Bullough brings his experiences covering white-collar crime in London’s housing sector to the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering