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North Vancouver business group debuts plans for Central Lonsdale

North Vancouver business group debuts plans for Central Lonsdale

Previous efforts to estbalish a BIA in North Van's Central Lonsdale area have stumbled
Law Society of BC and lawyers denied interim injunction on Bill 21

Law Society of BC and lawyers denied interim injunction on Bill 21

There is no evidence, to date, of 'irreparable harm' to the independence of the province's legal profession by Bill 21, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled.
Canada's premiers say Ottawa must meet NATO spending target to keep U.S.'s respect

Canada's premiers say Ottawa must meet NATO spending target to keep U.S.'s respect

HALIFAX — A three-day meeting among Canada's premiers ended with provincial and territorial leaders calling on Ottawa to quickly ramp up defence spending in order to protect the country's trade relationship with the United States ahead of its upcomin
Cabinet to meet for first time since byelection loss amid speculation over shuffle

Cabinet to meet for first time since byelection loss amid speculation over shuffle

OTTAWA — The Prime Minister's Office says the Liberal cabinet will have a brief meeting this Friday. A separate source with knowledge of the meeting who wasn't authorized to speak publicly said it was scheduled to be 20 minutes long.
S&P/TSX composite closes down on broad losses led by tech, U.S. markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite closes down on broad losses led by tech, U.S. markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed down Wednesday in broad-based losses led by technology and base metals while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index ended down 144.22 points at 22,851.17.
B.C. pledges support for court challenge over equalization, mulls its own claim

B.C. pledges support for court challenge over equalization, mulls its own claim

HALIFAX — British Columbia is providing "full support" to Newfoundland and Labrador's court challenge over federal equalization payments, while it considers its own claim to ensure fair treatment from Ottawa, Premier David Eby said Wednesday.
Rob Shaw: Yes, the Canucks' playoff run led to a wine deal with Alberta

Rob Shaw: Yes, the Canucks' playoff run led to a wine deal with Alberta

A Vancouver Canucks playoff game sparked a resolution in the British Columbia and Alberta cross-border wine sales dispute
Data Points: B.C.’s unemployment rate drops in June as home sales struggle

Data Points: B.C.’s unemployment rate drops in June as home sales struggle

June sees BC employment drop by 9,700, marking first decline since February
Opinion: B.C.’s economy is increasingly reliant on resource products

Opinion: B.C.’s economy is increasingly reliant on resource products

B.C.'s merchandise exports fell to $56.2 billion in 2023, down from a peak of $65 billion in 2022
B.C. premier says working with Ottawa can feel like 'beating our head against a wall'

B.C. premier says working with Ottawa can feel like 'beating our head against a wall'

HALIFAX — Canada's premiers on Tuesday lamented what they said was the federal government's lack of teamwork on important files from housing to school lunch programs, with British Columbia's premier saying working with Ottawa can feel like “beating o