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Provinces knew the deal when they signed on to $10-a-day child care: Liberal minister

Provinces knew the deal when they signed on to $10-a-day child care: Liberal minister

OTTAWA — Provinces and territories had their "eyes wide open" when they signed on to the federal $10-a-day child-care program, says Families Minister Jenna Sudds.
B.C. blocks new colleges seeking to enrol international students, adds language rules

B.C. blocks new colleges seeking to enrol international students, adds language rules

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia is banning new post-secondary institutions from applying to enrol international students for the next two years, as the province roots out "exploitive practices" plaguing the system.
Concerns raised over B.C.'s Land Act amendments

Concerns raised over B.C.'s Land Act amendments

Changes to give First Nations shared decision making powers over land use
Ottawa to offer universities, colleges low-cost loans to build new student housing

Ottawa to offer universities, colleges low-cost loans to build new student housing

OTTAWA — Post-secondary institutions will be able to apply for low-interest loans to build student housing starting this fall, Housing Minister Sean Fraser says.
Carson Binda: Vancouver spends hundreds of millions outside of core mandate

Carson Binda: Vancouver spends hundreds of millions outside of core mandate

This contributes to unsustainable spending on initiatives outside the scope traditional city services
Rob Shaw: Online exploitation legislation tears down political walls for grieving B.C. family

Rob Shaw: Online exploitation legislation tears down political walls for grieving B.C. family

‘He promised me Carson’s death would not be in vain,’ father Ryan Cleland recalls of encounter with premier
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: Apple case A Vancouver court will decide Monday whether to approve a settlement of up to $14.
Opinion: International students cap falsely blames them for Canada’s housing and health-care woes

Opinion: International students cap falsely blames them for Canada’s housing and health-care woes

Who’s responsible for the factors that led to the federal government’s recently announced cap on international students, and what are the implications for those directly affected?
Richmond forum brings together business minds amid challenging economy

Richmond forum brings together business minds amid challenging economy

The forum aims to bring business owners together and provide solutions and recommendations for each other
Former B.C. hops farm director issued $550K penalty for fraud

Former B.C. hops farm director issued $550K penalty for fraud

Alexander William Bridges, also known as Alex Blackwell, faces a substantial monetary penalty after defrauding investors of Fraser Valley Hop Farms Inc.