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Red Sea attacks could push more cargo to Port of Vancouver after record year: CEO

Red Sea attacks could push more cargo to Port of Vancouver after record year: CEO

Attacks on cargo vessels in the Red Sea could drive more shippers toward the Port of Vancouver after a year of record-high volumes, its CEO said.
Trustee goes to bat with CRA for Martel investors

Trustee goes to bat with CRA for Martel investors

Several of Martel’s investors had complained they were facing tax bills and then collection proceedings initiated by the CRA.
B.C. wineries plan survival strategies following deep freeze

B.C. wineries plan survival strategies following deep freeze

Some urge controversial regulatory changes, such as to allow them to import foreign grapes.
B.C. funds studies aimed at net-zero airports, sustainable fuel options

B.C. funds studies aimed at net-zero airports, sustainable fuel options

RICHMOND, B.C. — A new study will collect carbon emissions data from British Columbia's regional airports with the goal of getting all airports in the province to net-zero by 2030.
Federal minimum wage rising to $17.30 an hour on April 1

Federal minimum wage rising to $17.30 an hour on April 1

OTTAWA — The federal minimum wage is rising to $17.30 per hour on April 1. The increase from $16.65 reflects the increase in the annual average consumer price index for 2023.
'A big deal': B.C. utility regulator rejects plan for mandatory gas hookups

'A big deal': B.C. utility regulator rejects plan for mandatory gas hookups

BC Utilities Commission rejected FortisBC renewable gas proposal on grounds it would lead to 'undue price discrimination.' The commission also rejected a Fortis plan to invest in LNG, while approving several others.
B.C. funds project to extract minerals, metals while reducing environmental impacts

B.C. funds project to extract minerals, metals while reducing environmental impacts

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is funding a pilot project that it says offers the mining industry a path to significantly reduce the environmental impacts of extracting critical minerals.
B.C.’s new home-flipping tax unlikely to help affordability, say experts

B.C.’s new home-flipping tax unlikely to help affordability, say experts

Some economists say the measure could discourage investment and tighten market conditions.
Herring fishery is wrapping up around Vancouver Island

Herring fishery is wrapping up around Vancouver Island

The total allowable catch in the Strait of Georgia was slightly higher than last year.
B.C. to provide $80 million to help farmers cope with drought

B.C. to provide $80 million to help farmers cope with drought

DELTA, B.C. — Rancher Werner Stump said spring is usually a "season of optimism" for farmers in British Columbia, but worries linger after unprecedented drought last year and another dry season looming.