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Former Alberta top doctor, Deena Hinshaw, finds temporary public health post in B.C.

VICTORIA — The former chief medical officer of health in Alberta, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, has a new short-term role as the deputy provincial health officer in British Columbia. B.C.'s provincial health...

Investors not walking the talk when voting on climate commitments: report

TORONTO — A report from an investor-focused advocacy group raises questions about how well some of Canada's biggest investors are meeting their climate commitments. The report from Investors for...

Inquest into VPD officer Nicole Chan’s suicide ends, jury ponders recommendations

The coroner presiding over the inquest of Vancouver Police Const. Nicole Chan’s 2019 suicide adjourned the hearing Tuesday afternoon, telling the jury to avoid finding fault and to seek unanimity in...

Raven launches $100m Indigenous venture-capital fund

Capital is set to go to Indigenous ventures that demonstrate viability

U.S. launches second USMCA dispute panel as dairy battle with Canada goes to Round 2

WASHINGTON — The United States is filing another formal dispute over what it considers Canada's failure to live up to its trade obligations to American dairy farmers and producers.  It's the second...

Mentor who became VPD office Nicole Chan’s friend testifies at coroner’s inquest

Vancouver Police Sgt. Corey Bech said he originally met Nicole Chan when his squad regularly visited the coffee shop she worked at while attending college. “She asked more and more about the...

Canadian economy grew slightly in November, expected to slow further

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy grew slightly in November and looks to have stalled further at the end of the year as higher interest rates began to slow spending. Statistics Canada's preliminary...

Janus Henderson Investors to oppose Ritchie Bros. deal to buy IAA

A second investment manager is voicing its opposition to a plan by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. to buy vehicle auction company IAA Inc. In a letter to the Ritchie Bros. board, Janus Henderson...

Drug decriminalization takes effect in B.C. this week — here's what you need to know

B.C. health officials insist they will be closely monitoring the first decriminalization policy in Canada for otherwise illegal street drugs, beginning Tuesday. The province’s upcoming...

Who's getting sued: January 30, 2023

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim, which have not been tested or proven in court