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Canada's population grew to top 41 million in the first quarter: StatCan

Canada's population grew to top 41 million in the first quarter: StatCan

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country's population topped 41 million people in the first quarter of this year as it grew by 0.6 per cent.
Rob Shaw: Eby's rationale for sale of ICBC head office stretches credulity

Rob Shaw: Eby's rationale for sale of ICBC head office stretches credulity

Is turning the aging ICBC headquarters into affordable housing a bad deal for British Columbians?
BDC commits $250M to help Indigenous and Black-led businesses

BDC commits $250M to help Indigenous and Black-led businesses

MONTREAL — The Business Development Bank of Canada is committing $250 million to help Indigenous and Black-led businesses. The money comes as BDC also creates a new inclusive entrepreneurship team.
Kirk LaPointe: Premier's concern over North Shore sewage plant is about $3B too late

Kirk LaPointe: Premier's concern over North Shore sewage plant is about $3B too late

Voters are watching, and what North Vancouver and West Van residents really want now is not just an audit, but real help paying the bill
Data Points: Home sales sluggish as B.C. employment outpaces national average

Data Points: Home sales sluggish as B.C. employment outpaces national average

May sales down, record-low affordability blamed
Close to half of recent Canadian immigrants can't meet financial needs

Close to half of recent Canadian immigrants can't meet financial needs

Immigrants from South Asia tend to report greater financial strain than those from China or the United States, Statistics Canada data show.
B.C. Greens to back guaranteed basic income, says party leader

B.C. Greens to back guaranteed basic income, says party leader

Sonia Furstenau says Greens still debating details of party election platform, but basic income proposal likely to target three vulnerable groups.
Seaspan Victoria fined $710K after welder suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

Seaspan Victoria fined $710K after welder suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

The welder had continued to cut metal in a confined space on a ship for 40 minutes after a gas-monitor alarm started sounding, says WorkSafeBC.
Metro Vancouver announces independent review of ballooning sewage plant cost

Metro Vancouver announces independent review of ballooning sewage plant cost

Announcement comes a day after BC Premier David Eby said it’s time to hire an auditor
Immigrant women hit hardest by low wages at YVR, says union

Immigrant women hit hardest by low wages at YVR, says union

Living wage policies are up to individual employers, says YVR.