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Fired casino exec fears being “fall person” amid money laundering inquiry

Walter Soo is suing Great Canadian Gaming Corp. for 24 months’ salary and to clear his reputation

Defence goes on the offensive on fourth day of Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing

Day 4 of the extradition hearing for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou sees defence lawyers go back on the offensive, responding to Crown claims that the case is an actionable case of...

B.C. employment, housing starts drop in December

B.C.’s labour market faltered at the end of 2019. Employment slipped 0.3%, to add to November’s 0.7% decline, marking a drop of 7,700 positions to 2.54 million persons. Metro Vancouver declined 0.8%...

Richmond Hospital set to see over 500 possible ‘birth tourists’ in one year

B.C. Ministry of Health reports no violations during inspections of Richmond’s ‘baby houses’; Minister Adrian Dix points to federal immigration minister for answers

B.C. premier announces minor cabinet shuffle

Two ministers have switched places after the changes and another role has been filled

Day 2: Meng Wanzhou hearings on double criminality key in on 'fraud' definition

Day 2 of the double criminality portion of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing begins in Vancouver today, as the defence is expected to wrap up its argument on the issue. The day began...

Cannabis sector players denied security clearances

Executives fight back in court against federal government over alleged criminal associations