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Province announces 'one-stop shop' for homebuilding permits

Province announces 'one-stop shop' for homebuilding permits

B.C. Premier David Eby says the changes will help speed up provincial permitting approvals and home construction in the face of a housing crisis, but builders say they don't address the biggest hurdle.
Expect more B.C. sawmill closures in 2023

Expect more B.C. sawmill closures in 2023

Government policies thwarting growth in key Canadian commodity sectors
Incubator nurtures companies that keep materials out of the landfill

Incubator nurtures companies that keep materials out of the landfill

Companies that have come out of the Project Zero incubator — and the Project Zero accelerator — include a consignment store for outdoor gear and a company that turns old sail cloth into bags
Critically acclaimed Agrius Restaurant on Yates closing

Critically acclaimed Agrius Restaurant on Yates closing

Agrius, named one of Canada’s best new restaurants by Air Canada’s En Route magazine in 2016, cited the impacts of inflation and difficult economic environment in a social-media post
Real estate sales expected to climb in spring, but prices unlikely to rise

Real estate sales expected to climb in spring, but prices unlikely to rise

Greater Victoria’s housing market is likely in for a soft start in January, with the pace picking up in March, although prices are expected to remain stable.
Kevin Greenard: Stock market concerns never go away

Kevin Greenard: Stock market concerns never go away

The markets certainly do not like uncertainty.
B.C.'s 2023 trade objectives: More diverse, more leading with social responsibility

B.C.'s 2023 trade objectives: More diverse, more leading with social responsibility

In the post-COVID era, B.C. saw its trade policy shift substantially, not only towards diversification but also using social/environmental sustainability as a key selling point.
B.C. Ferries told it can install initial infrastructure for battery-powered vessels

B.C. Ferries told it can install initial infrastructure for battery-powered vessels

Work would be undertaken on the routes linking Nanaimo Harbour and Gabriola Island and between Campbell River and Quadra Island.
B.C. tribunal orders woman to repay employer for 'time theft' while working at home

B.C. tribunal orders woman to repay employer for 'time theft' while working at home

VANCOUVER — A tribunal has ordered a British Columbia accountant to pay her former employer more than $2,600 after tracking software showed she engaged in "time theft" while working from home.
IslandLink to provide service to Tofino in 15-passenger vans

IslandLink to provide service to Tofino in 15-passenger vans

The company has stepped into the void left by suspension of Tofino Bus’s coach service to the west coast of the Island
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