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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

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Home sales Some of Canada's largest cities will release their home sales figures for July this week.
VC funding for B.C. companies plummets to $445M in Q2

VC funding for B.C. companies plummets to $445M in Q2

West Coast firms attracted $445M in the first half of 2023, compared to $2.3B in the first half of last year
North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant spends beyond halfway mark of new budget

North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant spends beyond halfway mark of new budget

The controversial and delayed project had incurred nearly $600 million in costs as of April 2023.
Disgraced Richmond lawyer Hong Guo adds yet another professional misconduct finding

Disgraced Richmond lawyer Hong Guo adds yet another professional misconduct finding

The B.C. immigration and real estate lawyer is facing nine professional misconduct citations.
Opinion: Canadians’ feelings on Russia have plummeted to same levels as North Korea

Opinion: Canadians’ feelings on Russia have plummeted to same levels as North Korea

Canadians' feelings towards G7 remain stable but perceptions of Russia have dropped dramatically since 2019, according to new polling.
Economy grew in May despite wildfire effects, looks to have slowed in June: StatCan

Economy grew in May despite wildfire effects, looks to have slowed in June: StatCan

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy grew by 0.3 per cent in May despite downward pressure from wildfire-hit oil and gas production but it looks to have slowed in June, Statistics Canada said Friday.
B.C. social media company first to be fined for illegal stock promotions

B.C. social media company first to be fined for illegal stock promotions

A B.C. Securities Commission hearing panel was more lenient against a social media company than the commission's executive director had hoped for in a precedent-setting case of social media-era stock promoting.
Another B.C. judge tosses challenge to foreign buyers tax

Another B.C. judge tosses challenge to foreign buyers tax

Iranian asylum seeker from 1995 never became a permanent resident and when he bought a $6.6-million home in the British Properties he was dinged $1.32 million for the foreign buyers tax.
Teck Resources says still evaluating options on coal business sale

Teck Resources says still evaluating options on coal business sale

Teck Resources Ltd. is making progress in evaluating the various offers put forward by prospective buyers of its steelmaking coal business, the Vancouver-based mining company said Thursday.
Rob Shaw: Trudeau cabinet shuffle raises questions about reforms sought by Eby

Rob Shaw: Trudeau cabinet shuffle raises questions about reforms sought by Eby

Many ministers moved out of portfolios of importance to the province