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BC NDP budget has room to spend money and should, says economist

BC NDP budget has room to spend money and should, says economist

Marc Lee of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says with economic growth halted due to interest rate hikes, now is the time for the provincial government to maintain spending, despite concerns over the rising cost of debt.
TRU international admissions plummet amid changes to study visas

TRU international admissions plummet amid changes to study visas

Thompson Rivers University has seen a dramatic drop in international admissions compared to last year, with applications coming from India down 76 per cent.
Porsche for a penthouse: Vancouver realtor lures buyers with cars for condos incentive

Porsche for a penthouse: Vancouver realtor lures buyers with cars for condos incentive

Buy a penthouse and get a Porsche GT3...in a few years
Rob Shaw: After throne speech, will B.C. voters accept NDP version of reality?

Rob Shaw: After throne speech, will B.C. voters accept NDP version of reality?

Crime down, health care swinging upwards, housing booming. B.C. throne speech paints a picture too rosy for some.
Trudeau boosts B.C.'s housing plan with $2 billion in federal financing

Trudeau boosts B.C.'s housing plan with $2 billion in federal financing

VANCOUVER — The federal government is doubling the financing available for a British Columbia housing plan, which the prime minister called "transformative.
B.C. New Democrat government makes pledges to homebuyers, renters, in throne speech

B.C. New Democrat government makes pledges to homebuyers, renters, in throne speech

VICTORIA — The New Democrat government pledged more homes for middle-class people in British Columbia and eviction protection for renters in a throne speech that promised affordability measures in this week's budget, with a provincial election set fo
Scientists to model health impacts of gas flaring at Squamish LNG plant

Scientists to model health impacts of gas flaring at Squamish LNG plant

The satellite emissions data from LNG facilities already built outside of B.C. will help the researchers model how flaring could spread a number of pollutants across the Howe Sound region.
B.C. inflation cools down to 3% after months of climbing

B.C. inflation cools down to 3% after months of climbing

Airfares, clothing lead the way on easing inflation in January
More doctors practising family medicine in B.C., seen as significant change

More doctors practising family medicine in B.C., seen as significant change

Of the 708 additional doctors in family practice in B.C., 179 — or more than 25 per cent — are practising on Vancouver Island.
Opinion: New study reveals four critical barriers to building healthier Canadian cities

Opinion: New study reveals four critical barriers to building healthier Canadian cities

Access to grocery stores, the distribution of public services and the layout of streets all contribute to health and well-being.
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