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Start of wildfire season better than last year, but risk is high as drought continues

Start of wildfire season better than last year, but risk is high as drought continues

OTTAWA — The start to wildfire season has been far less dramatic than it was last year but the risk of hot, dry weather and severe fires remains high, officials warned Thursday.
Business groups walk back claim on share of Canadians hit by capital gains changes

Business groups walk back claim on share of Canadians hit by capital gains changes

OTTAWA — Prominent business groups have backtracked their claim that one in five Canadians would be affected by the federal government's proposed changes to capital gains taxation.
Rivers recede as B.C. faces prospect of 'unfamiliar territory' for drought

Rivers recede as B.C. faces prospect of 'unfamiliar territory' for drought

Parts of British Columbia will likely enter "unfamiliar territory" with drought if they see another hot, dry summer, says the head of the province's River Forecast Centre. Dave Campbell says persistent drought conditions in B.C.
B.C. court rejects mink farmers' lawsuits over ban imposed during pandemic

B.C. court rejects mink farmers' lawsuits over ban imposed during pandemic

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Supreme Court has rejected lawsuits by mink farmers challenging a provincial shutdown of the industry over COVID-19 concerns.
Fintrac imposes $6 million fine on cryptocurrency exchange Binance Holdings

Fintrac imposes $6 million fine on cryptocurrency exchange Binance Holdings

OTTAWA — The federal anti-money laundering agency has issued a $6-million fine to cryptocurrency exchange company Binance Holdings Ltd. Fintrac says Binance failed to register with the agency as a foreign money services business.
How to find a financial adviser that aligns with your goals, money management style

How to find a financial adviser that aligns with your goals, money management style

From certified financial planners to wealth managers, chartered professional accountants to money coaches, there are no shortage of people out there providing financial advice and services.
Comment: B.C. embeds mental health stigma and discrimination in legal regulation

Comment: B.C. embeds mental health stigma and discrimination in legal regulation

Bill 21 makes unwarranted assumptions, creates false and stigmatizing connections between lawyers experiencing health conditions and their competency.
Les Leyne: ICBC rebate is a good idea because NDP says so

Les Leyne: ICBC rebate is a good idea because NDP says so

A cabinet order coming very shortly will send the rebate idea to the B.C. Utilities Commission and give it 10 days to review whether this is the best possible use of $400 million.
Canada's Department of National Defence wins 2023 Code of Silence Award

Canada's Department of National Defence wins 2023 Code of Silence Award

The military department took three years to respond to an information request about new warships.
Public service unions promise 'summer of discontent' over in-office policy

Public service unions promise 'summer of discontent' over in-office policy

OTTAWA — Public service unions say they'll launch further legal challenges and grievances over new rules that federal employees must work from the office at least three days a week.
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