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Legal Decision of the Day: Kamloops vape shop ordered to pay $3K

Vape shop Strange Cloudz Vape Kamloops Corp. was ordered to pay $2,850 to Endymion Holdings Ltd. for website development work despite what the shop claimed was a poor-quality product. Strange Cloudz...

Who’s Getting Sued: Feb. 7, 2023

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...

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim’s top staffer quits

Mayor Ken Sim is looking for a new chief of staff, after just three months in office. Kareem Allam, who also managed the ABC Vancouver election campaign, announced late Monday afternoon that he has...

Canucks Autism Network chair under fraud probe for securities work

North Vancouver securities lawyer Bill MacDonald is being investigated by the law society for his alleged role in market manipulation schemes.

NDP throne speech says B.C. government will spend surplus as slowdown looms

British Columbia's New Democrat government says it plans to put this year's projected budget surplus of almost $6 billion to work as an economic slowdown looms. The government's throne speech, read...

Five things to know about health-care talks Tuesday between Trudeau, premiers

OTTAWA — On Tuesday in Ottawa, Canada's 13 premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sit around the same table in person for the first time since COVID-19 hoping to find a path toward a new...

B.C.'s economy, health care and housing to be the focus of throne speech: Eby

VICTORIA — British Columbia's economy will be a key focus for politicians as they return to the legislature for the spring sitting. Premier David Eby says economists are predicating a "global...

BoC's first summary of deliberations coming this week. Here's what to expect

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is set to publish its first summary of deliberations Wednesday, giving Canadians a peak into the governing council's reasoning behind its decision to raise interest rates...

Canadian dollar's outlook for 2023 uncertain as interest rate hikes wane: experts

Experts say the outlook for the loonie in 2023 largely depends on commodity prices, how the U.S. dollar fares, and whether central banks are successful in avoiding a major recession.  The Canadian...

How Stanley Park’s miniature railway stopped rolling

Internal emails obtained via freedom of information show behind-the-scenes drama in run-up to event cancellation