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Back-to-office plans fall flat amid arbitrary rules, lack of communication

Back-to-office plans fall flat amid arbitrary rules, lack of communication

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamie Burke was happy with her job. Working in property management, the extroverted Vancouverite went into the office every day, took meetings in different buildings and attended networking events.
David Williams: Canada has a larger prosperity problem than an income inequality problem

David Williams: Canada has a larger prosperity problem than an income inequality problem

Income inequality has fallen for twenty years in Canada and B.C.
More people going back to the office at the same time as kids go back to school

More people going back to the office at the same time as kids go back to school

Tip: give yourself more time than you think you will need to get where you are going.
India envoy to Canada says Ottawa has asked to 'take a pause' in trade talks

India envoy to Canada says Ottawa has asked to 'take a pause' in trade talks

OTTAWA — India's envoy to Canada says Ottawa has tapped the brakes on trade negotiations, just before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to New Delhi.
Economists see Bank of Canada holding on rates after surprise GDP contraction

Economists see Bank of Canada holding on rates after surprise GDP contraction

OTTAWA — Economists say the latest GDP data from Statistics Canada showing a contraction in the economy suggests the Bank of Canada's rate hiking campaign may be coming to an end.
Insurance adjusters on the ground to assess wildfire damage claims

Insurance adjusters on the ground to assess wildfire damage claims

It will take about a month to get a better assessment of the overall damage estimate from the fires.
B.C. strata wanted $100K for water damage — gets $10,000 instead

B.C. strata wanted $100K for water damage — gets $10,000 instead

Posting owner memos to a strata internet portal not acceptable notification under Strata Property Act, B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal rules.
Parking space too small, B.C. condo owners alleged in tribunal action

Parking space too small, B.C. condo owners alleged in tribunal action

The owners wanted $5,000 to rent a common property parking stall.
B.C. Premier Eby writes to Bank of Canada governor, urging him to halt rate hikes

B.C. Premier Eby writes to Bank of Canada governor, urging him to halt rate hikes

British Columbia Premier David Eby has called on the Bank of Canada to halt further interest rate hikes, saying people are "hurting," and another rate increase next month might worsen, and not reduce, inflation.
B.C. extends fire state of emergency, says drought could continue into next year

B.C. extends fire state of emergency, says drought could continue into next year

Approximately 80 per cent of B.C. is under a level four or five drought, the two highest designations.