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BC sees spike in COVID-19 deaths

No new community outbreaks in B.C. since Friday, but deaths spike

Club16 takes over two former Steve Nash Fitness locations

Club16 plans to open new locations in Brentwood and Richmond later this year

Net income down for B.C.’s biggest public companies

Average profit for top 100 drops 50% in 2019 compared with 2018

West Van businessman guilty of tax offences connected to home construction

A wealthy West Vancouver businessman has been found guilty of three tax offences under the Excise Tax Act for claiming GST rebates he wasn’t entitled to related to construction of a $6-million...

Insider trading: July 6, 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 July 2. The information comes from a...

B.C. business confidence remains subdued

Small-business confidence in B.C. remained tepid, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ (CFIB) Business Barometer reading for June. The index in B.C. edged higher by 0.9...

B.C. reports no new deaths; end of outbreak at Langley Lodge

Three seniors' homes still have outbreaks: Holy Family Hospital, Maple Hill and Tabor

Feds announce go-ahead of funding for 92 B.C. infrastructure projects

$150m in funding for projects is first step of resumption of “Investing in Canada” plan

Trudeau undecided on U.S., Mexico summit next week to talk aluminum tariffs

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not made up his mind on whether or not he will agree to a trilateral summit with the United States and Mexico next week, as proposed by Washington. Trudeau...

Legal battle lines drawn in Meng extradition case

The court battle over the potential extradition to the United States of Meng Wanzhou – now slated to extend into next spring – will be fought over three main points that the defence claims are an...