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Late legislature clerk’s donation of consulting fees to library less than promised

Late legislature clerk’s donation of consulting fees to library less than promised

George MacMinn promised to donate after-tax proceeds from a two-year, $500,000 consulting contract
Northern B.C.’s economy is still strong despite forestry industry downturn

Northern B.C.’s economy is still strong despite forestry industry downturn

Mining and energy activity is supporting some northern towns that have otherwise been hammered by sawmill and pulp mill closures throughout the region
Canada Revenue Agency, union reach tentative deal, ending strike of 35,000 workers

Canada Revenue Agency, union reach tentative deal, ending strike of 35,000 workers

CRA employees represented by PSAC's Union of Taxation Employees were still on strike two days after the federal tax-filing deadline
TransLink braces for immigration influx pressure on Metro Vancouver transit, roads

TransLink braces for immigration influx pressure on Metro Vancouver transit, roads

'Recent immigrants and [non-permanent residents] such as students and temporary visa holders are more likely to rely on transit,' says TransLink planner
B.C. government mum on whether density plan will include stratas

B.C. government mum on whether density plan will include stratas

B.C.’s Homes for People program will allow up to four housing units on most detached-house lots, but officials silent on whether the additional homes will be rental only
Loblaw calls out ongoing 'outsized' price hikes from big brand-name food companies

Loblaw calls out ongoing 'outsized' price hikes from big brand-name food companies

Company says cost hikes appear out of sync with the commodity cost environment and are contributing to elevated food inflation in Canada
Data points: Metro Vancouver retail sales retract as B.C. housing starts bounce

Data points: Metro Vancouver retail sales retract as B.C. housing starts bounce

Retail spending in B.C. this February retreated to its lowest level since March 2022
Tech layoffs continue to hit B.C. in largest sector downsizing in over a decade

Tech layoffs continue to hit B.C. in largest sector downsizing in over a decade

Some local job losses are being absorbed by a concurrent wave of retirements
Fraud – and secrecy about it – common across some B.C. government organizations

Fraud – and secrecy about it – common across some B.C. government organizations

B.C.'s auditor general polled 23 public organizations about fraud last year; many are not required by law to disclose how they responded
Vancouver ripe for converting office buildings to residences: Avison Young

Vancouver ripe for converting office buildings to residences: Avison Young

City has 548 buildings that could potentially be adapted, according to firm