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

Municipal Elections 2022: Metro Vancouver's leading mayoral candidates

BIV and Glacier Media have compiled summaries of the leading candidates in key Metro Vancouver municipalities

Who's getting sued: September 19, 2022

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

Insider trading: September 19, 2022

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 September 7, 2022. The information comes...

Premier tells B.C. municipal leaders not to expect 'lolly,' stresses collaboration

WHISTLER, B.C. — Premier John Horgan says working together at all levels of government is the best way to approach and resolve British Columbia's most pressing issues, including health care, public...

Grocery store inflation may have peaked as food supplier cost increases ease: Sobeys

Shoppers may finally get some relief from relentless price hikes at the grocery store

Expect news on permanent Daylight Savings Time this fall, says B.C. premier

A 2019 provincial government survey found 93% of British Columbians were tired of time changes twice a year and wanted to move to permanent daylight saving time. Many scientists, however, say the...

Judge adjourns city hall challenge, allowing Chinese characters on Vancouver election ballots

The Vancouver election candidates who claimed their usual names are in Chinese, Farsi or Vietnamese will be allowed to include them on the ballot. Fifteen of the 138 candidates who registered by the...

Lobbyists are among Kennedy Stewart’s campaign cash collecting “captains”

A document from Mayor Kennedy Stewart’s team that lists local businesspeople as significant fundraisers for his re-election campaign contains the names of three lobbyists who target Vancouver city...

B.C. gondola operator sues security firm it hired before cable cut a second time

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia gondola company whose main suspension cable has twice been deliberately cut has filed a lawsuit against the security company it hired to design and install a new,...

UBCM: Municipal leaders propose increased support for solar panels, water systems

While the province supports heat pumps, there are no equivalent incentives for home and building owners to increase their own supply of renewable energy.