Economy, Law & Politics

Covering the full gamut of economics, law and politics, from a weekly look at lawsuits in Vancouver to all other issues affecting Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada as a whole

B.C. reveals $5.5b deficit in 2020-21 fiscal year

Deficit was $2.7b below what the government had projected

Canada’s overall crime rate drops 8% during pandemic

Stay-at-home orders may be contributing factor: report

B.C. detects 150 new COVID-19 cases – most since June 11

More than 56% of B.C.'s total population has had at least one dose of vaccine

Opioid crimes up as COVID-fuelled overdose crisis continues

Cannabis crime rate continues drop since 2018 legalization

COVID-19: Province shifting vax strategy to reach those without a dose

Province to move from mass clinics to mobile, pop-up clinics for vaccinations

High second-dose vaccination rate still ‘achievable’ in B.C.

But B.C. unlikely to meet second-dose target by month’s end

B.C.'s money-laundering inquiry sets dates for new witnesses

One of the new witnesses will be Ross Alderson, the former director of Anti-Money Laundering at the BCLC

B.C. hits new 10-month low for COVID-19 hospitalizations

New infections returned to counts below 100 in each of the past three days

Vancouver’s sewage fentanyl load extremely high: Statistics Canada

Illicit drug levels in wastewater increasing in major cities