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B.C.'s minimum wage now pegged to inflation, will rise to $17.40 per hour

B.C.'s minimum wage now pegged to inflation, will rise to $17.40 per hour

A pay hike in June will raise the minimum hourly wage by 3.9% in line with inflation. Changes to B.C.'s labour laws mean annual increases will now occur automatically.
Helicopter giant contests B.C. government air ambulance contract award

Helicopter giant contests B.C. government air ambulance contract award

More than 7,300 patients are transported either by helicopter or airplane annually in B.C., says Airbus filing.
Real estate association economist doubts B.C.'s flipping tax is worth the trouble

Real estate association economist doubts B.C.'s flipping tax is worth the trouble

Brendon Ogmundson, chief economist of the British Columbia Real Estate Association, says the tax could end up reducing the overall number of homes on the market while only applying to a small number of properties.
B.C. premier ditches chief anti-money laundering recommendation

B.C. premier ditches chief anti-money laundering recommendation

B.C. Premier David Eby has no plans to establish an independent office for AML policy and enforcement; and a new house flipping tax is no 'silver bullet.'
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week.
Public safety top of mind for Victoria's business community

Public safety top of mind for Victoria's business community

Finance Minister Katrine Conroy paid a customary post-budget visit to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce on Friday
Kevin Greenard: Digital footprint guide will help your executor

Kevin Greenard: Digital footprint guide will help your executor

B.C. homeowners who sell within two years to face flipping tax

B.C. homeowners who sell within two years to face flipping tax

The tax starts at 20 per cent on income from properties sold within one year, gradually declining to zero for those sold between 366 and 730 days.
Employers welcome increase in health-tax exemption threshold

Employers welcome increase in health-tax exemption threshold

Employers with payrolls up to $1 million will now be exempt from paying a health tax on their payroll
All-electric plane joins Island aviation company's fleet

All-electric plane joins Island aviation company's fleet

No set date for Sealand’s electric aircraft to take flight for the first time.