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Marchand hopes to narrow 'credibility gap' as B.C.'s first Indigenous chief justice

Marchand hopes to narrow 'credibility gap' as B.C.'s first Indigenous chief justice

Chief Justice Len Marchand's appointment as the province’s new top judge was announced on Dec. 8 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Here are the changes to CPP deductions starting in 2024

Here are the changes to CPP deductions starting in 2024

As of 2024, the CPP includes a new, second earnings ceiling. For those who make more than a given amount, additional payroll deductions now apply. 
Canada's heated political conflict over carbon pricing will continue into 2024

Canada's heated political conflict over carbon pricing will continue into 2024

The consumer carbon price, or what Ottawa calls the fuel charge, is applied to fossil fuels people buy to run their cars, heat their homes or keep the lights on.
A look at food and shelter prices in B.C. as two years of inflation closes 2023

A look at food and shelter prices in B.C. as two years of inflation closes 2023

Food and shelter costs have risen well above wage rate growth over the past two years in B.C. Will 2023 mark the end of rabid inflation?
Here's what made news at Vancouver city hall in 2023

Here's what made news at Vancouver city hall in 2023

Park board's abolition, decampment on East Hastings, approval of Chinatown condo generated headlines.
Most British Columbians thirsty for the NBA's return to Vancouver, says polling

Most British Columbians thirsty for the NBA's return to Vancouver, says polling

About 60 per cent of respondents believe bringing back pro basketball is a good idea, according to a Research Co. survey.
What to expect from B.C. sports in 2024

What to expect from B.C. sports in 2024

From future NHL stars to the World Cup, and more
Banking changes to look out for in 2024

Banking changes to look out for in 2024

The federal government approved RBC’s $13.5-billion takeover of HSBC Canada in the waning days of 2023, despite concerns from critics that it will stifle competition.
Canaccord sanctioned over trading supervision, fined $475,000

Canaccord sanctioned over trading supervision, fined $475,000

VANCOUVER — The Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization says it has accepted a settlement with sanctions against Canaccord Genuity Corp. related to trading supervision. The regulator says the Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.
Rob Shaw: 2024 holds potential for major reshaping of B.C.'s political landscape

Rob Shaw: 2024 holds potential for major reshaping of B.C.'s political landscape

October election may upend the fortunes of B.C.'s political parties.
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