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BC NDP budget has room to spend money and should, says economist

BC NDP budget has room to spend money and should, says economist

Marc Lee of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says with economic growth halted due to interest rate hikes, now is the time for the provincial government to maintain spending, despite concerns over the rising cost of debt.
No cuts to people or services, but B.C. budget deficit to rise, finance minister says

No cuts to people or services, but B.C. budget deficit to rise, finance minister says

VICTORIA — British Columbia Finance Minister Katrine Conroy says the province should prepare for a fiscal deficit in the upcoming budget — but there won't be cuts that result in a "deficit of services".
Making a career move? Here’s what to look for in your next employer

Making a career move? Here’s what to look for in your next employer

You can’t always predict where you’re heading, but having a holistic set of criteria will help you move in the right direction
Federal government reaches $59M settlement with B.C. First Nation over land seizure

Federal government reaches $59M settlement with B.C. First Nation over land seizure

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The federal government has reached a $59-million settlement with a First Nation in British Columbia for compensation over allowing a right-of-way to be built through its reserve more than 110 years ago.
B.C. budget: Will infrastructure win out over economic slowdown?

B.C. budget: Will infrastructure win out over economic slowdown?

Expert says new large capital project announcements unlikely in B.C. 2024-25 budget
B.C. has longest walk-in clinic wait times in Canada

B.C. has longest walk-in clinic wait times in Canada

The average wait time in Victoria was 107 minutes, or one hour and 47 minutes.
Canadians divided on electoral reform ahead of 2025 federal election

Canadians divided on electoral reform ahead of 2025 federal election

In June 2015, when a victory for the Liberal Party was anything but guaranteed, Justin Trudeau vowed to make that year’s democratic process the last one fought under the first-past-the-post system.
Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

Richmond seafood company fined $40,000 for catching small crabs

This is the second fine for Tenshi Seafood in three years.
Union, dad call for release of WorkSafeBC report on deadly Kelowna crane collapse

Union, dad call for release of WorkSafeBC report on deadly Kelowna crane collapse

Pressure mounts on to release crane collapse report after criminal charges recommended
Millennials outnumber baby boomers in Canada as immigration slows population aging

Millennials outnumber baby boomers in Canada as immigration slows population aging

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says there are now more millennials than baby boomers in the country, ending the 65-year reign of the post-Second World War generation as the largest cohort in the population.