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Boeing surveillance plane contract worth $900M to B.C.

Kelowna’s KF Aerospace among B.C. companies to benefit from new P-8A Poseidon procurement

Banks report higher provisions for bad loans, focus on expenses as economy slows

With the slowdown expected to continue, banks have been working to trim expenses to better manage through the trough, including reducing their workforce.

Rogers Sugar profits soar as strike continues

Manufacturer's balance sheet swung to profit from a loss in the year that workers went on strike

B.C. files first unexplained wealth order in Canada for Gulf Island home

The B.C. government has applied in court to order two B.C. residents to explain how they got $1 million to buy a home on Salt Spring Island; the couple is allegedly linked as beneficiaries to a major...

Royal Bank CEO defends Vancouver-based HSBC Canada deal

Comments come after the finance committee of the House of Commons in early November called on the finance minister to block the deal over concerns it will hurt competition

Analysis: How wage increase for Vancouver police affects 2024 city budget

VPD union reaches tentative agreement for cumulative 9% increase over two years

Vancouver city hall looks for more parking apps

The city brought in $21M in parking revenue, including $17M by mobile app, for the first five months of 2023

Rob Shaw: Have the BC NDP become what they once despised in the legislature?

The Liberals thought they were going to win forever. Now, it’s the NDP’s turn to drink that particular brand of bathwater, writes columnist Rob Shaw

Canadian economy shrank in Q3 but manages to 'keep its head above recession waters'

Bank of Canada interest rate hikes have been putting pressure on consumer and business spending as they both face higher borrowing costs

Man found guilty of defaming Richmond law firm fails contempt appeal

Guang Tian published the defamatory statements days after a court order banned him from doing so