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B.C. posts 3,700 job losses in June, mostly full-time positions

What happened: Job gains in part-time positions offset by big full-time losses Why it matters: B.C. has been experiencing labour shortages amid months of uninterrupted gains in employment B.C.’s...

Richmond massage college provided no training, issued same-day diplomas

Concerns about bogus colleges operating in Richmond have been sparked after a tribunal heard a woman received a diploma, apparently qualifying her perform acupressure and body massage therapy, on the...

Fishy deals land Burnaby fraudster in jail for third time

A serial Burnaby fraudster will go to jail for a third time after pleading guilty to fishy dealings at a Surrey seafood company in 2013. As sales manager of Gold River Seafood Inc., Arthur Wong...

Insider trading: July 2, 2019

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 June 26, 2019. The information comes...

Top accounting firms tally fastest growth in five years

Largest companies grew 9.6%, which is more than twice the 2016 rate

B.C. residential building permits hit record high

Residential construction continued to defy expectations with the latest permit and housing starts data showing ongoing strength. Residential building permits more than doubled in April to a...

Vancouver has the highest cost of living in Canada for expats

Mercer has released its 25th annual Cost of Living survey, which measures the cost of living for expats abroad, and Vancouver was ranked the most expensive Canadian city. The survey was designed as...