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B.C. accounting-tech firm Bench raises $23m as tax season approaches

B.C. accounting-tech firm Bench raises $23m as tax season approaches

From left, Bench co-founders Jordan Menashy, Ian Crosby, Adam Saint and Pavel Rodionov | Submitted A Vancouver-based tech startup specializing in bookkeeping services has raised big-time venture capital and launched services in its home market just a
Trudeau says pipeline is a go despite B.C. and Alberta squabble

Trudeau says pipeline is a go despite B.C. and Alberta squabble

PM Justin Trudeau. File photo by Dan Toulgoet/Vancouver Courier Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told an Edmonton radio station the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in the national interest and will go ahead despite B.C.
B.C. cities call for tax changes to address housing affordability

B.C. cities call for tax changes to address housing affordability

A report was issued, containing 32 recommendations for provincial and federal governments based on research and best practices from across Canada and around the world
Investigation: Mounting concerns over trampoline park safety regulations

Investigation: Mounting concerns over trampoline park safety regulations

46-year-old father Jay Greenwood died in a trampoline park that's received numerous complaints over safety
Woman dies in Yaletown apartment fire

Woman dies in Yaletown apartment fire

File photo One woman was found dead as fire crews battled a two-alarm blaze in Yaletown Wednesday night. Firefighters were called to the 1000-block of Marinaside Crescent at around 11:30 Wednesday night.
Rarely seen, ‘weird looking’ bird rescued by the B.C. SPCA

Rarely seen, ‘weird looking’ bird rescued by the B.C. SPCA

Brown booby Photograph By B.C. SPCA June Pigeon had never seen anything like it before. She works at Ogden Point in Victoria and about noon on Monday noticed a “weird looking bird” on the pier.
Shark found washed up on Delta beach

Shark found washed up on Delta beach

It isn’t Sharknado but it was a pretty cool discovery for local resident Tami Ryder. While out for a walk at Centennial Beach today she came across something that she had never seen wash up before. The dead creature appears to be a shark.
This microphone erases recorded vocals so you can do karaoke ANYWHERE

This microphone erases recorded vocals so you can do karaoke ANYWHERE

Karaoke is fun because it gives you the chance to be a rockstar for just a few minutes. Screw your favourite singer, there's nothing quite like hearing your voice in your favourite song, even if your musical ability is... less than stellar.
Woman stopped from boarding U.S. plane with 'emotional support' peacock

Woman stopped from boarding U.S. plane with 'emotional support' peacock

A woman attempting to fly out of Newark Liberty International Airport this past week was denied boarding with what she called her “emotional support” peacock.
Vancouver police increase presence in the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver police increase presence in the Downtown Eastside

Vancouver police announced this week the department will be increasing the number of officers patrolling the Downtown Eastside. Photo Dan Toulgoet It’s welcome news to some in the neighbourhood.