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CBSA union warns of June border disruptions following strike mandate

CBSA union warns of June border disruptions following strike mandate

OTTAWA — The union representing workers at the Canada Border Services Agency says a possible strike could affect Canada’s borders this summer.
New border regulations on canine companions another hit for Point Roberts

New border regulations on canine companions another hit for Point Roberts

The new rules are going to hurt Point Roberts, which is still struggling from the effects of the pandemic, says the president of the Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce
$17K business class flights top cost among record Metro Vancouver board expenses

$17K business class flights top cost among record Metro Vancouver board expenses

Business class airfare and expensive hotels run up costs for political conferences attended by Metro Vancouver board directors.
Rising housing costs boost health of rich, worsen health of poor, finds B.C. study

Rising housing costs boost health of rich, worsen health of poor, finds B.C. study

Review found that rising housing prices are linked to improved health for homeowners and higher-income people, and a decline in overall health for renters and low-income people.
Editorial: As written, Online Harms Act will do more harm than good

Editorial: As written, Online Harms Act will do more harm than good

The wording of the bill is broad enough that it could easily be aimed at anyone who posts opinions online.
'It's over': B.C. minister says Surrey policing saga ends as court backs transition

'It's over': B.C. minister says Surrey policing saga ends as court backs transition

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Supreme Court has quashed a bid by the City of Surrey to halt a transition to a municipal police force, with the judge ruling the province has a right to exert authority over municipalities.
B.C. manufacturers face growing regulatory burdens after pandemic rebound

B.C. manufacturers face growing regulatory burdens after pandemic rebound

Canada's Modern Slavery Act requires certain companies to report to government.
New bill would let Canadians pass citizenship rights down to children born abroad

New bill would let Canadians pass citizenship rights down to children born abroad

OTTAWA — A new government bill tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday would allow Canadians to pass citizenship rights down to their children born outside the country — a move that would add an unknown number of new citizens.
Indigenous council and government appointees among Bill 21 concerns

Indigenous council and government appointees among Bill 21 concerns

Bill 21 imposes prescriptive rules on a new legal regulator that will in and of itself have fewer lawyers overseeing it, according to the Law Society of BC.
Lil’wat Nation leading way in reducing wildfire risk this summer

Lil’wat Nation leading way in reducing wildfire risk this summer

Wood cut during the Forest Fuels Management Project will be given to elders for firewood this winter