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Economic bounceback at the end of 2023 could push back rate cuts, economists say

Economic bounceback at the end of 2023 could push back rate cuts, economists say

OTTAWA — Canada's economy appears to have ended 2023 on a stronger note than expected, which economists say could push back the timeline for interest rate cuts this year. Statistics Canada reported Wednesday the economy grew 0.
Success in B.C. battle for centre-right vote may be defined by age, says polling

Success in B.C. battle for centre-right vote may be defined by age, says polling

The BC Conservatives are polling significantly better among B.C. voters aged 18-34.
B.C. population to hit 7.9 million by 2046, as growth rate soars: report

B.C. population to hit 7.9 million by 2046, as growth rate soars: report

Ministry of Municipal Affairs summarizes demographic data to help decide government policies and how services are developed.
Alberta accused of ‘gatekeeping’ B.C. wine shipments

Alberta accused of ‘gatekeeping’ B.C. wine shipments

Crackdown comes in the wake of back-to-back disastrous cold snaps.
Vancouver climate-tech firm Svante inks major production deal

Vancouver climate-tech firm Svante inks major production deal

American funding to build carbon capture hubs in U.S. worth $800 million

Canada Pension Plan 101: Answering common questions about these paycheque deductions

TORONTO — Paycheque deductions can be an unpleasant surprise for those new to the workforce — a jumble of letters representing wages you can't immediately collect.
Okanagan College comes out in support of provincial changes to international student enrolment

Okanagan College comes out in support of provincial changes to international student enrolment

Announcement comes after the federal government moved to cap the number of study permits it approves
B.C. food-services spending growth outpaces inflation, lags rest of Canada

B.C. food-services spending growth outpaces inflation, lags rest of Canada

Sales at food-services and drinking places were up 7.26 per cent in B.C. in November
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.