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B.C. and Ottawa announce $733M in federal health funding for province's seniors

B.C. and Ottawa announce $733M in federal health funding for province's seniors

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's seniors advocate welcomes newly announced federal funding for seniors' health care, and says she's particularly excited about the promise to support seniors at home.
BC Hydro prepares for drop in water supply at biggest reservoirs

BC Hydro prepares for drop in water supply at biggest reservoirs

Two dams that account for more than 45 per cent of B.C.'s generating capacity are forecast to have below average overall water supply.
Group says Lululemon is 'greenwashing' as emissions rise, wants competition probe

Group says Lululemon is 'greenwashing' as emissions rise, wants competition probe

VANCOUVER — A non-profit organization in British Columbia announced Monday it has asked Canada's Competition Bureau to investigate athletic-wear giant Lululemon, claiming the company is misleading customers about its environmental impacts.
Lynn White: Hiring Indigenous talent brings value while bridging B.C.’s labour gap

Lynn White: Hiring Indigenous talent brings value while bridging B.C.’s labour gap

Workplace discrimination, educational barriers jeopardizing B.C.’s economy while harming reconciliation
Contract rules disregarded in costly development of ArriveCan app: auditor general

Contract rules disregarded in costly development of ArriveCan app: auditor general

OTTAWA — A failure of management, "glaring disregard" for policies, controls and transparency and dismal efforts to track spending drastically drove up the cost of the much-maligned ArriveCan app, the federal spending watchdog says.
B.C. man facing fraud charges in U.S. fined $40K for illegal trades

B.C. man facing fraud charges in U.S. fined $40K for illegal trades

Aarif Jamani is barred from B.C.'s capital markets for four years after conceding he violated a cease trade order; in a related matter Jamani faces securities fraud charges in a New York court
Rob Shaw: BC NDP program barely offers Band-Aids while businesses bleed

Rob Shaw: BC NDP program barely offers Band-Aids while businesses bleed

Bureaucracy behind Security Small Business Rebate Program means it could take 37 years to distribute funds for companies hit by vandals
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week
Thousands still waiting to find a doctor through B.C. registry

Thousands still waiting to find a doctor through B.C. registry

Health Minister Adrian Dix says 60,000 people have been connected to a family doctor through the Health Connect Registry, while 220,000 continue to await placement
B.C. companies roar into Lunar New Year with dragon-themed products

B.C. companies roar into Lunar New Year with dragon-themed products

More B.C. companies are tapping into the Asian festival and getting creative about their campaigns