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Fiscal update: Feds to create Canada-wide child care system, restore wage subsidy to 75 per cent

Fiscal update: Feds to create Canada-wide child care system, restore wage subsidy to 75 per cent

Canadian businesses hard hit by the economic impacts COVID-19 will soon be tapping additional support from the federal government.

B.C. says land registry is open and will increase transparency in housing market

VICTORIA — The B.C. government has launched a new land registry that it says will help combat money laundering and make the real estate market more transparent. Beginning Monday, any corporation, trustee or partnership that buys land in B.C.
B.C. builders aim to pandemic-proof new homes

B.C. builders aim to pandemic-proof new homes

B.C. developer Qualex-Landmark is among the first to implement a number of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in two new residential projects, part of a trend that is gaining traction across North America.
BC Tech board under fire over dearth of diversity

BC Tech board under fire over dearth of diversity

As Natasha Jung pored over a late-October LinkedIn post revealing the BC Tech Association’s board of directors was now split evenly between genders, she couldn’t help but spot a gaping hole in the new board’s composition.
Report finds 'insidious' systemic racism in B.C.'s health care system

Report finds 'insidious' systemic racism in B.C.'s health care system

A report into systemic racism against Indigenous people in B.C.
Get on with promised gun-control measures, advocates urge Canada's government

Get on with promised gun-control measures, advocates urge Canada's government

OTTAWA — Advocates of stricter gun control are urging the Trudeau government to get on with promised reforms, saying they are months overdue.
1,000-plus reports of passengers not leaving enclosed BC Ferries car decks

1,000-plus reports of passengers not leaving enclosed BC Ferries car decks

Transport Canada is in the ­process of reviewing 1,000-plus reports of B.C. Ferries passengers unwilling to leave vehicles on enclosed car decks, as is required by regulations.
BCCDC adds 13 more B.C. flights to COVID-19 public exposures list

BCCDC adds 13 more B.C. flights to COVID-19 public exposures list

Passengers who travelled aboard a domestic flight identified for carrying a confirmed COVID-19 case are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days following their flight. 
Canadians’ pessimistic pandemic state of mind worsening: poll

Canadians’ pessimistic pandemic state of mind worsening: poll

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadians to endure a series of different restrictions for more than eight months.
Northern B.C.'s Site C project budget sure to soar as new concerns surface

Northern B.C.'s Site C project budget sure to soar as new concerns surface

Sometime early next year, or possibly even before Christmas, after former B.C. government bureaucrat Peter Milburn completes an independent review of the Site C hydroelectric dam project, British Columbians should brace for sticker-price shock.