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Feds earmark $1.8M to help Vancouver's Chinatown revitalization

Feds earmark $1.8M to help Vancouver's Chinatown revitalization

VANCOUVER — The federal government is spending $1.8 million to help make Vancouver's historic Chinatown lighter and brighter.
Provinces agree to accept new federal health funding offer

Provinces agree to accept new federal health funding offer

OTTAWA — Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson says the premiers have agreed to accept the health-care funding deal offered to them by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, although they say it is far less than they had been asking for. More coming.
One in five B.C. residents can't cover an unexpected $500 bill, poll shows

One in five B.C. residents can't cover an unexpected $500 bill, poll shows

Almost half of British Columbians surveyed reported being very concerned with their ability to afford housing or rent.
Defamation lawsuit filed by TRU VP against accusers in high-profile misconduct probe

Defamation lawsuit filed by TRU VP against accusers in high-profile misconduct probe

A Thompson Rivers University vice president who was cleared last month following a year-long investigation into high-profile allegations of serious misconduct has filed a lawsuit against a number of his accusers and others who advocated on their beha
Deep debt is a dating obstacle for Canadians: survey

Deep debt is a dating obstacle for Canadians: survey

Canadian insolvency statistics show slight decline from multi-year high
S&P/TSX composite up nearly 100 points in late-morning trading, U.S. markets also up

S&P/TSX composite up nearly 100 points in late-morning trading, U.S. markets also up

TORONTO — Strength in the technology, financial and base metal sectors helped Canada's main stock index gain nearly 100 points in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also pushed higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 98.
B.C. government lawyers say NDP forcing them into union

B.C. government lawyers say NDP forcing them into union

Lawyers who write B.C. laws say new legislation would force them into the Professional Employees Association.
Lawsuit of the Week: B.C. lawyer wants reviews wiped from Google

Lawsuit of the Week: B.C. lawyer wants reviews wiped from Google

Lawyer alleges reviews are defamatory
Who’s Suing Whom: Feb. 13, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: Feb. 13, 2023

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver.
Trudeau pushing softer approach to temporary visas, less focus on risk of overstaying

Trudeau pushing softer approach to temporary visas, less focus on risk of overstaying

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's pushing Canada's immigration system to soften its approach to processing visa applications and put less focus on the risk of visitors overstaying their short-term visas.
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