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Teck reports record copper production, awaits regulatory approval of Glencore deal

Teck reports record copper production, awaits regulatory approval of Glencore deal

Teck Resources Ltd.
Options to boost credit scores are growing, but principles remain the same

Options to boost credit scores are growing, but principles remain the same

TORONTO — Both a little opaque on how they’re calculated and sometimes painfully clear in what they say, credit scores are an unavoidable part of any borrowers’ life.
One person dead after load from construction crane falls on Vancouver building

One person dead after load from construction crane falls on Vancouver building

VANCOUVER — B.C.'s premier and minister of labour are sharing their heartfelt condolences after a worker was killed in Vancouver's Oakridge neighbourhood when a load from a crane fell on a building under construction.
Health care remains B.C.'s biggest expense with some added 'wild cards'

Health care remains B.C.'s biggest expense with some added 'wild cards'

B.C.'s aging population will only serve to add to health-care costs, says public health policy expert Jason Sutherland.
B.C. scraps proposed changes to Land Act amid consultation, controversy

B.C. scraps proposed changes to Land Act amid consultation, controversy

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is scrapping a plan that was to allow shared decision-making with First Nations about the use of public land, a move one Indigenous leader describes as a step back for reconciliation.
Union blasts YVR food service operator for lack of transit reimbursement

Union blasts YVR food service operator for lack of transit reimbursement

Workers working after SkyTrain hours have to spend "hundreds of dollars on ride costs," says Unite Here Local 40.
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".
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