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Prairies stand to benefit the most from boost to immigration target: Desjardins

Prairies stand to benefit the most from boost to immigration target: Desjardins

OTTAWA — A new Desjardins report suggests Canada's immigration target increase could spur economic growth, with the Prairies standing to benefit the most.
Opinion: Carbon tax gets jacked up again this year

Opinion: Carbon tax gets jacked up again this year

British Columbians will soon be paying more to heat their homes, drive to work and buy groceries. Premier David Eby is hiking the carbon tax paid by B.C. residents up to $65 per tonne on April 1.
Broadway merchants seek compensation for lost business from subway construction

Broadway merchants seek compensation for lost business from subway construction

Program that operates in Montreal seen as template
BC NDP ekes out fourth quarter fundraising win over Opposition BC Liberals

BC NDP ekes out fourth quarter fundraising win over Opposition BC Liberals

The gap is narrowing. The NDP took in just $116,275.07 more in donations than the BC Liberals did in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to Elections BC. Premier David Eby’s party reported $1.3 million in funds raised during the Oct. 1-Dec.
B.C. man loses COVID test battle with Air Canada

B.C. man loses COVID test battle with Air Canada

Air Canada said a man's COVID-19 tests weren't appropriate for his final destination and refused to board him.
How much Canadians have fallen behind amid high inflation and who's hurting the most

How much Canadians have fallen behind amid high inflation and who's hurting the most

OTTAWA — Inflation has eroded purchasing power for many Canadians, but the experience with rapidly rising prices has been far from uniform.
Who’s Getting Sued: Feb. 8, 2023

Who’s Getting Sued: Feb. 8, 2023

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim. Civil claims have not been tested or proven in court. 
What Trudeau has offered to the premiers to fund health care

What Trudeau has offered to the premiers to fund health care

OTTAWA — Premiers got their fist look at Ottawa's offer to increase long-term health funding Tuesday at a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but the federal proposal falls short of what they were seeking.
National reconciliation day to become September statutory holiday in B.C.

National reconciliation day to become September statutory holiday in B.C.

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has introduced legislation to make Sept. 30 a paid statutory holiday marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Canadian family doctors facing 'red tape' coming to B.C.

Canadian family doctors facing 'red tape' coming to B.C.

"I've had good doctors, who are accredited nationally and licensed in another province, express an interest in working at my clinic and they just give up on the process."
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