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There were toxic drug deaths in nearly all B.C. health areas last year

There were toxic drug deaths in nearly all B.C. health areas last year

The first few months of 2023 had the second-highest number of overdose deaths of all first-quarter periods on record
Neil Belenkie: The workplace is a generation apart

Neil Belenkie: The workplace is a generation apart

Employers need new strategies to deal with a new generation of employees
'Miracle on the Prairies': Alberta United Conservatives win majority government

'Miracle on the Prairies': Alberta United Conservatives win majority government

Alberta’s United Conservative Party emerged bloodied but still standing in Monday’s bitterly contested provincial election.
The cost of doing business has worsened for nearly nine in 10 B.C. businesses, survey finds

The cost of doing business has worsened for nearly nine in 10 B.C. businesses, survey finds

Talent trumps taxes, capital, red tape as the top issue for business owners, who are struggling with the cost of labour
Who’s Suing Whom: May 30, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: May 30, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court
Former B.C. payroll administrator must pay $2M for embezzlement

Former B.C. payroll administrator must pay $2M for embezzlement

"Overwhelming case of fraud, misappropriation, conversion and deceit," said the judge.
New Democrat MP says she is target of foreign interference by China

New Democrat MP says she is target of foreign interference by China

OTTAWA — New Democrat MP Jenny Kwan said Monday that Canada's spy agency has confirmed her long-held belief she is being targeted by the Chinese government, as the prime minister granted the NDP's wish to allow more party members to review top-secret
Gambling in Richmond is on the rise

Gambling in Richmond is on the rise

Last year’s gaming revenues were $1.9 million less than expected.
Rob Shaw: The unscripted David Eby goes for a campaign test drive, mostly

Rob Shaw: The unscripted David Eby goes for a campaign test drive, mostly

Expectations weren't high, but the premier met them, writes Rob Shaw
StatCan report casts clouds on claims of a widespread labour shortage in Canada

StatCan report casts clouds on claims of a widespread labour shortage in Canada

Perceived countrywide labour shortage has put pressure on governments to help businesses find workers, including by increasing Canada's immigration targets