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Statistics Canada says job vacancies down 2.4 per cent in November

Statistics Canada says job vacancies down 2.4 per cent in November

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the number of job vacancies fell by 2.4 per cent in November to their lowest level since August 2021. The agency says the number of job vacancies across all sectors was down 20,700 at 850,300 for the month.
Housing remains atop the priority list for B.C.’s young adults

Housing remains atop the priority list for B.C.’s young adults

Nearly half of British Columbians think the actions of the provincial government will be effective in making housing more affordable.
Senator recognizes pro-CCP activists in B.C. with Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medals

Senator recognizes pro-CCP activists in B.C. with Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medals

Senator Victor Oh awarded 24 people the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medal to “recognize some of our community’s most-outstanding citizens, who have contributed so much to this great country, Canada.”
As the BoC takes a pause from hiking rates, all eyes are on the labour market

As the BoC takes a pause from hiking rates, all eyes are on the labour market

OTTAWA — As the Bank of Canada takes a pause from raising interest rates to assess the effects of higher borrowing costs on the economy, economists will be paying close attention to how the labour market is affected.
Elections BC issues more fines for anonymous third-party campaign ads

Elections BC issues more fines for anonymous third-party campaign ads

Elections BC received a complaint on Sept. 6 about the Cowichan Works mailing and indicated the next day that Cowichan Works was required to register as a third party.
Summer holidays on ice? Poll shows British Columbians 'completely tapped out'

Summer holidays on ice? Poll shows British Columbians 'completely tapped out'

That's especially true among women and parents, suggests a new survey.
Border agencies in Canada, U.S. detail how new Nexus trusted-traveller plan will work

Border agencies in Canada, U.S. detail how new Nexus trusted-traveller plan will work

WASHINGTON — Canada and the United States are laying out the details of their new bilateral workaround for the Nexus trusted-traveller system. The biggest change, to take effect in the spring, will allow U.S.
Here's what another Bank of Canada rate hike means for Canadians

Here's what another Bank of Canada rate hike means for Canadians

TORONTO — The Bank of Canada hiked its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday, bringing it to 4.5 per cent — the highest it's been since 2007.
Macklem says government will make changes to deal with Bank of Canada losses

Macklem says government will make changes to deal with Bank of Canada losses

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem says the federal government is working on legislative changes that will allow the central bank to temporarily retain profits to cover losses related to policy decisions made to boost the economy during th
What the Bank of Canada's latest rate hike means for mortgage holders

What the Bank of Canada's latest rate hike means for mortgage holders

TORONTO — Canadians who watched the cost of taking out a mortgage steadily increase over the last year were dealt another blow when the Bank of Canada upped its interest rate to 4.5 per cent Wednesday.