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Vancouver mayor created 'discriminatory work environment' in denying new mom remote attendance

Vancouver mayor created 'discriminatory work environment' in denying new mom remote attendance

Integrity commissioner recommends letter of reprimand for Ken Sim over controversy involving park commissioner Laura Christensen.
B.C. election budget boosts family benefits as deficit soars to $7.9B

B.C. election budget boosts family benefits as deficit soars to $7.9B

VICTORIA — Families and small business operators in British Columbia are expected to benefit in an election-year budget that boosts spending, but forecasts a growing deficit of more than $7.9 billion and economic growth of less than one per cent.
Vancouver construction crane death comes after calls to better certify B.C. operators

Vancouver construction crane death comes after calls to better certify B.C. operators

Luxury condo construction site shut down for a second day with a stop-work-order issued by WorkSafeBC.
Here’s a look at the 2024 B.C. budget, by the numbers

Here’s a look at the 2024 B.C. budget, by the numbers

VICTORIA — British Columbia Finance Minister Katrine Conroy has delivered an election-year budget that includes benefits for families and businesses as well as an increased deficit. Here are some of its key numbers and estimates: $7.
B.C. budget highlights, from soaring deficit to family benefit boost and free IVF

B.C. budget highlights, from soaring deficit to family benefit boost and free IVF

VICTORIA — The 2024 British Columbia budget includes new spending measures designed to ease high costs of living, while significantly boosting the province’s deficit.
Safety a priority following worker's death in Vancouver crane incident: mayor

Safety a priority following worker's death in Vancouver crane incident: mayor

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim says he is "deeply saddened" by the death of a worker, who died when the load from a crane fell on a building under construction in the city's Oakridge neighbourhood Wednesday.
B.C. budget grants employers relief on health tax

B.C. budget grants employers relief on health tax

Government expects anemic growth, indefinite deficits, higher natural gas royalties
B.C. budget: Questions abound in Crown, agency forecasts

B.C. budget: Questions abound in Crown, agency forecasts

FIFA, inflation cloud forecasts for Crown agencies in latest B.C. budget.
Business investment per worker fell 20% in 15 years amid weaker competition: StatCan

Business investment per worker fell 20% in 15 years amid weaker competition: StatCan

OTTAWA — Canadian business investment per worker plummeted by 20 per cent over a 15-year stretch, according to new Statistics Canada research that suggests weaker competition is partly to blame.
Indigenous leaders say B.C. opposition members derailed changes to Land Act

Indigenous leaders say B.C. opposition members derailed changes to Land Act

Indigenous leaders say political opposition in British Columbia derailed a plan that would have cleared the way for shared decision-making between the province and First Nations over the use of public land in their territories.