Economy, Law & Politics

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FortisBC sues insurers and designers of incinerator system after 2017 fire at Delta LNG plant

FortisBC Energy Inc. is suing a group of insurers and the designers of an incinerator that failed after a fire at the Tilbury liquefied natural gas plant in Delta in 2017. FortisBC filed two...

B.C. economy sheds 18,200 jobs in November

Unemployment in B.C. ticked up to 5% but remains lowest across Canada

Surrey councillors ruffled by ‘rude’ public and ‘emotional instability’ in chambers

Surrey’s short budget process fell off the rails on Monday amidst political turmoil

B.C. medical premiums end Dec. 31

Transition to Employer Health Tax could mean lower wage increases, higher prices

B.C.’s retail sector mired in tepid growth

Soft retail sales continued through September at B.C. bricks-and-mortar stores. Following a 1% gain in August, sales fell back by 0.2% to $7.2 billion, with year-over-year growth at an anemic 0.6%....

Surrey’s police transition costs, austerity budget spark frustration

Surrey residents packed a finance committee meeting Monday afternoon (December 2) at city hall to provide input into next year’s budget that provides for austerity-like measures outside of a costly...

Who's getting sued: December 3, 2019

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court.

Insider trading: December 3, 2019

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 November 27, 2019. The information comes...

Cheryl D’Sa

Forty under 40 winner 2019: Managing partner, Narwal Litigation LLP, Age 39

Alex Yamini

Forty under 40 winner 2019; President and CEO, Sarmaya Capital Corp., Age 39