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B.C. drug death toll rises to 1,827 for 2022

B.C. drug death toll rises to 1,827 for 2022

The BC Coroners Service says 179 people died from illicit drug use in October — about 5.8 deaths per day.
Honour system continues under MLAs' communications policy

Honour system continues under MLAs' communications policy

MLAs are personally liable for the cost of any constituency office communications deemed ineligible, but there is no enforcement of this policy, and it is up to each MLA and their staff to ensure they follow the Members' Guide to Policy and Resources.
Inflation raises consumer misgivings over B.C. retailer profits

Inflation raises consumer misgivings over B.C. retailer profits

Aritzia last year generated its most profit and highest profit margin since it went public in 2016
Patent, partnership court fight looms for biotech

Patent, partnership court fight looms for biotech

Vancouver’s AbCellera Biologics faces legal challenge to company’s founding narrative
Traffic mayhem, power outages, plane off taxiway as snow hits B.C. south coast

Traffic mayhem, power outages, plane off taxiway as snow hits B.C. south coast

VANCOUVER — The first major fall snowstorm to hit British Columbia's south coast paralyzed traffic, cut power to thousands of homes and even affected Vancouver International Airport as a plane skidded off a taxiway.
'No expert evidence': B.C. man ordered to stop smoking marijuana on strata patio

'No expert evidence': B.C. man ordered to stop smoking marijuana on strata patio

A Chilliwack medical marijuana user claimed his strata discriminated against him in failing to accommodate his disability, and that neighbours harassed him.
Surrey police decision to fall on B.C. government

Surrey police decision to fall on B.C. government

Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke is spearheading a police re-transition plan to rid the city of the nascent Surrey Police Service.

UN declaration is focus of government, First Nations meetings in B.C.: grand chief

VANCOUVER — Health care, homelessness, land and resources are among the key topics to be discussed at meetings between British Columbia cabinet ministers and representatives from more than 200 First Nations organizations.
Young B.C. lawyer reprimanded for improperly moving $2.1M through trust accounts

Young B.C. lawyer reprimanded for improperly moving $2.1M through trust accounts

An inexperienced lawyer admitted to 'professional misconduct' after having his trust accounts used as like a personal bank account, thus skirting Canada's suspicious transaction reporting regime.
The pandemic economy’s big profit parade

The pandemic economy’s big profit parade

Canadian corporate profits hit a record high of $515 billion in 2021
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