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Who’s Getting Sued: Feb. 6, 2023

Who’s Getting Sued: Feb. 6, 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 court. Defendants Canwest Aerospace Inc.
Legal Decision of the Day: Kamloops vape shop ordered to pay $3K

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.
Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim’s top staffer quits

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.
Opinion: B.C. throne speech indicates plan to spend – missing is a plan for growth

Opinion: B.C. throne speech indicates plan to spend – missing is a plan for growth

Every new leader has to honour the predecessor yet chart a different course. I’ve yet to hear one say he/she will do exactly what the last woman/man did, even if in power there is a nice crutch to lean on.
Rob Shaw: Eby hit snooze on his momentum with uneventful throne speech

Rob Shaw: Eby hit snooze on his momentum with uneventful throne speech

Premier David Eby says he has no shortage of ideas on how to tackle the biggest crises of our time – from the strain on the health-care system, to rising crime on B.C.
TMX Group sees revenue, earnings rise in fourth quarter of 2022, full year

TMX Group sees revenue, earnings rise in fourth quarter of 2022, full year

TORONTO — TMX Group says its revenue and earnings rose in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year, and announced an increase to its dividend of five per cent to 87 cents per common share.
Canucks Autism Network chair under fraud probe for securities work

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

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

VICTORIA — 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 by Lt.-Gov.
S&P/TSX composite edges lower Monday across sectors, U.S. stocks also slip

S&P/TSX composite edges lower Monday across sectors, U.S. stocks also slip

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index lost more than 100 points Monday on broad-based weakness while U.S. markets were also down, with the Nasdaq slipping one per cent. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 129.42 points at 20,628.92.
Feds will increase annual health transfer and offer targeted funding with conditions

Feds will increase annual health transfer and offer targeted funding with conditions

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will offer the provinces a "significant" increase to the Canada Health Transfer and additional money if they agree to one-on-one deals targeting specific problem areas in the health-care system.
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