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B.C. mayor warns against videos of properties destroyed by fire outside Fort Nelson

B.C. mayor warns against videos of properties destroyed by fire outside Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of a northeast British Columbia community threatened by wildfires is warning people who stayed behind in the evacuation zone to stay on their properties and not share images of fire destruction on social media.
Equifax Canada exploring use of payday loan data in credit score calculation

Equifax Canada exploring use of payday loan data in credit score calculation

TORONTO — Equifax Canada says it's exploring how using payday loan data could affect people's credit scores.
Ottawa to make pathway for newcomers who lack official status, speed up deportations

Ottawa to make pathway for newcomers who lack official status, speed up deportations

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says some immigrants to Canada who lack official status need a pathway to help them stay, while in other cases Ottawa must speed up deportation procedures.
Haida title act gets royal assent

Haida title act gets royal assent

Haida First Nation now legally own all of Haida Gwaii.
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce boss 'shocked' by sudden dismissal

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce boss 'shocked' by sudden dismissal

Dan Rogers had led Chamber through pandemic, says farewell after seven years
Opinion: Eby’s government is driving B.C.’s finances into the ground

Opinion: Eby’s government is driving B.C.’s finances into the ground

David Eby's tenure as British Columbia's premier marks a dramatic increase in spending and debt, raising concerns among taxpayers
Les Leyne: Unite-the-right idea is still on the table

Les Leyne: Unite-the-right idea is still on the table

BC United and Conservative Party of B.C. are building separate teams to fight an election at the same time they are willing to listen to people urging them to come together
Law Society of BC announces 'legal action' against province over regulator reform

Law Society of BC announces 'legal action' against province over regulator reform

The Law Society of BC intends to mount a constitutional challenge of Bill 21, claiming it infringes on the independence of lawyers.
Eby warns about United-Conservative merger, says B.C. voters face 'starkest choice'

Eby warns about United-Conservative merger, says B.C. voters face 'starkest choice'

VICTORIA — British Columbia's election campaign was unofficially launched on Thursday, five months ahead of the Oct.
Opinion: Seismic shift in store for B.C. politics if Rustad's Conservative ascent continues

Opinion: Seismic shift in store for B.C. politics if Rustad's Conservative ascent continues

John Rustad has transformed the BC Conservative Party from a marginalized group to a key player in B.C.'s political arena