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High costs of living curb donors’ ability to donate to local non-profits

High costs of living curb donors’ ability to donate to local non-profits

Nearly one in five in B.C. are using non-profit services to meet their basic needs
Major Canadian cities lacking in accessibility for people with disabilities: study

Major Canadian cities lacking in accessibility for people with disabilities: study

CALGARY — New research suggests nearly 60 per cent of public spaces in Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa are either inaccessible or partially inaccessible to people with disabilities.
Vancouver’s Spring Impact Capital unveils $20M impact fund

Vancouver’s Spring Impact Capital unveils $20M impact fund

New venture capital fund invests in early-stage Canadian businesses innovating in climate and health
Rob Shaw: BC United, NDP bump heads over George Massey replacement’s ecological effects

Rob Shaw: BC United, NDP bump heads over George Massey replacement’s ecological effects

‘I don’t think the constituents of Delta, who make use of Deas Island park, are going to be very happy,’ says opposition critic
Data points: Higher interest rates continue to dampen B.C. home sales

Data points: Higher interest rates continue to dampen B.C. home sales

Greater Vancouver saw a 10.2-per-cent decline in sales – the poorest performance since November 2022
B.C. government-contracted cancer clinic must return millions to patients

B.C. government-contracted cancer clinic must return millions to patients

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson alleged PeaceHealth broke state consumer laws.
B.C. bug bake off — a gimmick or a glimpse into the future of food?

B.C. bug bake off — a gimmick or a glimpse into the future of food?

From beef tacos wrapped in cricket flour-laced tortillas to mealworm ginger sugar cookies, a panel of judges had their work cut out for them at the Great UBC Bug Bake Off.
Vancouver mayor's budget task force report delayed until January

Vancouver mayor's budget task force report delayed until January

Ken Sim promised report would be made public in October in time for 2024 budget deliberations.
B.C. growth forecast drops to one per cent for 2023, but deficit projection improves

B.C. growth forecast drops to one per cent for 2023, but deficit projection improves

VICTORIA — Global financial pressures and Canada's inflation rate challenges are major contributing factors in a forecast of slower growth for British Columbia's economy. Finance Minister Katrine Conroy said Tuesday that B.C.
Woodfibre LNG buys local for Squamish 'floatel'

Woodfibre LNG buys local for Squamish 'floatel'

Former cruise ship to house 600 workers for Woodfibre LNG project in Squamish