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B.C.'s Cedar LNG gives notice to proceed to EPC stage

B.C.'s Cedar LNG gives notice to proceed to EPC stage

Cedar LNG reveals estimated capital cost at $4.6 billion
B.C. real estate tax evasion and avoidance audits hit $1.3B since 2015

B.C. real estate tax evasion and avoidance audits hit $1.3B since 2015

Tax auditors uncover, on average, $86,036 per re-assessment in their real estate-related audits in 2023; lifestyle/income and capital gains audits account for majority of findings in B.C.
B.C. to get wildfire training and education centre in response to expert task force

B.C. to get wildfire training and education centre in response to expert task force

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — British Columbia's premier says a training and education centre for wildfire fighters will be established in response to recommendations by a task force that looked into last year's catastrophic wildfires.
Opinion: B.C. government can’t afford to get complacent on major issues

Opinion: B.C. government can’t afford to get complacent on major issues

A B.C. government labour policy regarding taxpayer-funded projects has undermined competition and added to costs
Three years after Canada’s landmark investment in child care, three priorities all levels of government should heed

Three years after Canada’s landmark investment in child care, three priorities all levels of government should heed

Three years ago, the federal government announced the multi-billion-dollar Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care plan , with its cornerstone focus on reducing child-care costs to an average of $10 per day for all Canadians by 2025.
In the news today: NATO at 75, Canada's top spies to testify on foreign interference

In the news today: NATO at 75, Canada's top spies to testify on foreign interference

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today...
B.C. government targets 'profiteers' with legislation to bring in 20% flipping tax

B.C. government targets 'profiteers' with legislation to bring in 20% flipping tax

VICTORIA — British Columbia has tabled legislation to enact a 20 per cent flipping tax on those who sell their home within the first year of ownership.
Most Canadians back strong measures to curb plastics, poll finds

Most Canadians back strong measures to curb plastics, poll finds

While a majority of Canadians backed measures to curb plastic pollution, the country often fell well below the global average.
RBC becomes bigger bank, and bigger target, as it closes HSBC Canada deal

RBC becomes bigger bank, and bigger target, as it closes HSBC Canada deal

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada has reinforced its status as Canada’s biggest companyafter successfully navigating its takeover of HSBC Canada, making it an even bigger target for critics.
S&P/TSX composite ticks higher Wednesday, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite ticks higher Wednesday, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Strength in energy and base metal stocks helped lift Canada's main stock index on Wednesday, while U.S. stock markets were mixed but held relatively steady.