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Vancouver council rejects small business leaders' plea for tax break

Vancouver council rejects small business leaders' plea for tax break

Coun. Rebecca Bligh: "This decision made today is not made lightly by any stretch."
The federal budget admits millennials and Gen Z are being left behind. Now it’s time to fix the system

The federal budget admits millennials and Gen Z are being left behind. Now it’s time to fix the system

Even though the age pattern in spending is presently out-of-whack, the government is showing progress in delivering concrete policies that will make lives better for young people
Medical schools raise alarm over declining interest in family medicine

Medical schools raise alarm over declining interest in family medicine

Educators warn students are shunning family medicine for higher-paid specialties, just as the federal government dismisses physicians’ concerns about capital-gains tax.
Harbour Air signs letter of intent to buy electric motors for its seaplanes

Harbour Air signs letter of intent to buy electric motors for its seaplanes

The company says it has signed a letter of intent with Washington-based magniX to purchase 50 motors to convert its seaplane fleet.
Bumpy road ahead for industry, consumers as CleanBC transportation targets ramp up

Bumpy road ahead for industry, consumers as CleanBC transportation targets ramp up

Zero-emission vehicle sales accounted for nearly a quarter of total B.C. vehicle sales last year, roughly double the national average
Insurance bureau trying to pump the brakes on trucking insurance costs

Insurance bureau trying to pump the brakes on trucking insurance costs

The bureau asked consulting company MNP to find out why insurance costs were climbing, and driver inexperience was found to be one of the causes.
More British Columbians support a BC United-BC Conservative merger, says survey

More British Columbians support a BC United-BC Conservative merger, says survey

Premier David Eby still holds lead in approval ratings as B.C. prepares for election.
Export of wood pellets from B.C. forests challenged in report

Export of wood pellets from B.C. forests challenged in report

As B.C. wood pellet exports doubled over the past decade, the author of a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives raises concerns of a 'perfect storm' in B.C.'s forests.
B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

B.C. government to set out housing targets for 20 more communities

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has named another 20 cities and towns as priority communities for housing targets over the next five years. The government says in a statement the communities are in high-growth, high-need regions of B.C.
Non-U.S. foreign visitors to B.C. finally exceed pre-pandemic level

Non-U.S. foreign visitors to B.C. finally exceed pre-pandemic level

Fewer American visitors coming to Canada through B.C. has kept the overall number of foreign visitors to B.C. below its pre-pandemic level, according to new data from Statistics Canada