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Retail spending stalled before pandemic

Retail spending in B.C. stayed flat for a second straight month in January in advance of what will be a steep decline in consumer spending due to the spread of COVID-19. Total dollar-volume sales at...

Judge, lawyers discuss how Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings will move forward

Court transcripts show the B.C. Supreme Court is looking at ways to proceed with the extradition hearing of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou in the wake of the social distancing measures...

COVID-19 is in 13 B.C. seniors' care homes – two of which are unidentified

The B.C. government had identified all seniors' care homes with outbreaks until March 28

Closed municipal meetings are open: Farnworth order

Terminology ‘evokes a kind of Orwellian verbiage’

Pandemic update: first community death recorded

BC now has 970 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but roughly half have recovered

BCSC offers temporary reporting exemption to B.C. businesses

Several securities regulators across the country are granting exemptions, extensions to businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Ottawa revises 75% wage subsidy to include large companies

What happened: Recently revised wage subsidy will be applied to both large and small businesses Why it matters: Workers at larger companies did not appear as if they’d be covered under the revised...

Insider trading: March 30, 2020

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 March 26. The information comes from a...

Ottawa unveils $16.5m in new support for seniors, youths

What happened: Ottawa is offering more funding to youths and seniors Why it matters: B.C. also recently announced new support for older residents who find themselves in vulnerable situations amid...

Pandemic update: new cases spike, one new death

B.C. marked its highest single day spike in new COVID-19 cases Saturday since beginning of outbreak