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Macklem says economy still overheated and jobs market is too tight

Macklem says economy still overheated and jobs market is too tight

OTTAWA — As the Bank of Canada monitors the economy's response to higher interest rates, governor Tiff Macklem says it is still overheated and the labour market is too tight.
BC Hydro was on alert after U.S. substation attacks last year, FOI records show

BC Hydro was on alert after U.S. substation attacks last year, FOI records show

BC Hydro stepped up security after last November’s spate of physical attacks on electric substations in Oregon and Washington. A BC Hydro security report, obtained via freedom of information (FOI), said there was no direct threat to B.C.
Oppose Canada's 'xenophobic' foreign property tax, U.S. critics urge Biden admin

Oppose Canada's 'xenophobic' foreign property tax, U.S. critics urge Biden admin

WASHINGTON — A New York congressman wants to enlist the U.S. secretary of state to oppose what he calls Ottawa's "discriminatory" campaign against foreign property owners. Rep.
Who’s Suing Whom: Feb. 16, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: Feb. 16, 2023

The latest filings from the BC Supreme Court
In the Courts: First Nation takes B.C. government to court over Brucejack mine

In the Courts: First Nation takes B.C. government to court over Brucejack mine

Petition stems from halted negotiations amid acquisition deal
BC Chamber of Commerce blasts cost, complications of doing business in the province

BC Chamber of Commerce blasts cost, complications of doing business in the province

Business group calls on the provincial government to address the increasing challenges of business survival in BC NDP’s upcoming budget
Press freedom breach alleged in B.C. reporter's arrest

Press freedom breach alleged in B.C. reporter's arrest

Narwhal reporter Amber Bracken was arrested in November 2021 while covering Wet’suwet’en First Nation protests against Coastal GasLink.
Opinion: It’s unclear why the BC NDP interfered in lawyers’ union drive – but it backfired

Opinion: It’s unclear why the BC NDP interfered in lawyers’ union drive – but it backfired

The B.C. government is having second thoughts about legislation to force its in-house lawyers into a union they didn’t choose, after the move kickstarted an uprising within organized labour.
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing and wholesale sales down in December

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing and wholesale sales down in December

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell for a second consecutive month in December as they dropped 1.5 per cent to $71.0 billion. The agency says manufacturing sales were down in 14 of 21 industries in December, led by a 6.
B.C. Premier Eby and federal ministers discuss bilateral health agreements

B.C. Premier Eby and federal ministers discuss bilateral health agreements

VICTORIA — The federal health minister says he expects British Columbia and Ottawa to soon reach a flexible one-on-one agreement that improves health services for people needing care and those who provide that service.
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