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Scheer curtails promise of balancing budget within two years if elected

Federal Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer confirmed on Friday that he plans to relax a previous promise to balance the budget within two years if elected, saying current government spending...

Vancouver longshore workers set to strike at Deltaport, Vanterm container port terminals

Longshore workers are reportedly planning to stage a walk-out strike on May 27 at two major Port of Vancouver container terminals. Officials from GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. - which operates...

Government privacy discussions on speculation tax hidden from public view

Provincial law shields Legislature officers’ advice to government

NDP creating Lower Mainland taxi monopoly, alleges B.C. Taxi Association

Government heading toward one-company ride hailing despite objections, documents show

Construction jobs help boost B.C. labour market in April

BC’s labour market had another solid showing in April. Employment inched higher for a sixth straight month, rising 0.2% or 5,900 persons to 2.56 million and led by a full-time gain of 1.5% or nearly...

BCSC can enforce order against fraudster now living in U.S., Nevada court rules

For the first time ever, a court in the United States has recognized an order from the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC). A Nevada court has ruled it will enforce a $21.7 million BCSC...

Former West Vancouver council candidate defends work while under securities probe

Tara Haddad open about realty and accounting work; less so on penny stock promotion

Neurosurgeon who hid millions in global assets ordered to pay ex-wife in West Van $24m

A wealthy Singapore neurosurgeon whose “astronaut” family has lived in West Vancouver for the past 15 years has been ordered to pay his ex-wife a stratospheric settlement after a bitter divorce in...

Women in Business Podcast

Listen to our special four-part series, sponsored by UBC Sauder School of Business, hosted by Hayley Woodin