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B.C. salary growth to top other provinces this year: survey

B.C. salary growth to top other provinces this year: survey

Telus Health survey projects base salary increases across Canada to be 3.6% in 2024
Ralph Sultan: Caregivers need to be given a break as society ages

Ralph Sultan: Caregivers need to be given a break as society ages

Demand grows and grows but the health-care system is lagging
B.C. lawyers try to tame legal costs as claims tick up

B.C. lawyers try to tame legal costs as claims tick up

B.C.’s lawyers pay $1,800 annually into an indemnity fund for liability claims when a lawyer makes a mistake.
Single B.C. legal regulator legislation delayed to spring 2024

Single B.C. legal regulator legislation delayed to spring 2024

A new, single regulator for legal service providers would be in line with regulatory changes to other professions in B.C. over the past three years; but lawyers have voiced concerns about independence from government.
Richmond MP addresses safety concerns amid Canada-India tensions

Richmond MP addresses safety concerns amid Canada-India tensions

The killing of a Sikh leader in Surrey has sparked tensions between Canada and India.
Report from seniors advocate blasts for-profit long-term care delivery in B.C.

Report from seniors advocate blasts for-profit long-term care delivery in B.C.

VICTORIA — British Columbia's advocate for seniors is calling for "fundamental reform" in how the province funds contracted long-term care providers, after a study found for-profit facilities routinely under-delivered care for the funding they receiv
B.C. allows cannabis producers to give samples to retailers

B.C. allows cannabis producers to give samples to retailers

Legal change takes effect immediately, comes in time for a Victoria conference in October.
B.C. premier in Ottawa to discuss wildfires, infrastructure, clean energy

B.C. premier in Ottawa to discuss wildfires, infrastructure, clean energy

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier David Eby and six of his cabinet ministers are in Ottawa for two days to meet with federal policymakers on issues including housing, wildfires, and floods. Eby's office says the B.C.
Knowing where your money is going proves crucial to supporting Indigenous businesses

Knowing where your money is going proves crucial to supporting Indigenous businesses

TORONTO — Jaymie Campbell has been running her beading and quilling business for over five years. It's a money-making venture but for her, it is about more than income.
Canfor's Vida signs deal to buy sawmill in Sweden for $6 million

Canfor's Vida signs deal to buy sawmill in Sweden for $6 million

VANCOUVER — Canfor Corp. says a Swedish company in which it owns a 70 per cent stake has signed a deal to buy a sawmill for $6 million. The Vancouver-based forestry company says Vida AB will acquire the sawmill in Sweden from Ingarp Träskydd.