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B.C. sunshine list shows big swing in government communications spending

B.C. sunshine list shows big swing in government communications spending

Public accounts also for 2022-23 also reveal B.C.’s highest paid public executives
B.C. posts $704-million budget surplus after multi-billion-dollar swings in forecasts

B.C. posts $704-million budget surplus after multi-billion-dollar swings in forecasts

VICTORIA — British Columbia finished last fiscal year $700 million in the black, after forecasts swung between multi-billion-dollar deficits and surpluses.
Defendants added to Gymnastics Canada abuse lawsuit

Defendants added to Gymnastics Canada abuse lawsuit

The class action already included Gymnastics B.C., and alleges athletes suffered abuse while under the care of various sports organizations
Kelowna residents charged in alleged $7.8M Ponzi scheme

Kelowna residents charged in alleged $7.8M Ponzi scheme

Police allege investments were presented as real estate flips
BC Supreme Court certifies class action lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark over flushable wipes

BC Supreme Court certifies class action lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark over flushable wipes

Personal-care products maker produced wipes that contained harmful bacteria
From strikes to wildfire evacuations: How to manage a short-term income loss

From strikes to wildfire evacuations: How to manage a short-term income loss

TORONTO — Whether it's wildfire evacuations, a labour strike or an unexpected illness, experts say Canadians facing a short-term loss of income should navigate the disruption differently than a longer-term income loss such as a layoff.
Employer, foreman criminally charged in workplace death in Burnaby 11 years ago

Employer, foreman criminally charged in workplace death in Burnaby 11 years ago

Pipe-layer Jeff Caron was fatally crushed by a concrete retaining wall in North Burnaby in 2012. His employer J. Cote & Son Excavating Ltd. and foreman David Green now face criminal charges.
Woman sues TransLink over alleged injuries by Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Woman sues TransLink over alleged injuries by Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Lawsuit claims police 'tackled' her, alleged she did not pay fare
Non-permanent residents in Canada undercounted by one million: CIBC

Non-permanent residents in Canada undercounted by one million: CIBC

TORONTO — A new CIBC Capital Markets report says the official number of non-permanent residents in Canada often cited by policymakers could be vastly underestimated.
Okanagan tourism operators losing thousands amid wildfire-related cancellations

Okanagan tourism operators losing thousands amid wildfire-related cancellations

Small businesses that rely on tourists are reeling due to the impact of the wildfires in the Southern Interior