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Premiers want return to co-operation with federal government with new budget

Premiers want return to co-operation with federal government with new budget

OTTAWA — Canada's premiers are warning the federal government not to overreach into their jurisdictions when it comes to delivering the programs laid out in Ottawa's latest budget.
Kelowna winery alleges former employee stole $450K over 30 months

Kelowna winery alleges former employee stole $450K over 30 months

Alleged theft went unnoticed for over two years.
Rob Shaw: Pivot on drug decriminalization looks all but inevitable for Eby

Rob Shaw: Pivot on drug decriminalization looks all but inevitable for Eby

BC NDP grapples with potential voter fallout over province's drug policy
Opinion: B.C.’s natural resources remain central to our collective well-being

Opinion: B.C.’s natural resources remain central to our collective well-being

Economists argue resource sector makes disproportionate contribution to B.C.'s prosperity
B.C. cannabis firm sues transporter for $834K after U.S. border seizure

B.C. cannabis firm sues transporter for $834K after U.S. border seizure

About 151,300 grams of cannabis products and paraphernalia were seized despite a contract in which two companies allege they told the shipper not to enter the United States.
Ottawa to force banks to call carbon rebate a carbon rebate in direct deposits

Ottawa to force banks to call carbon rebate a carbon rebate in direct deposits

OTTAWA — Canadian banks that refuse to identify the carbon rebate by name when doing direct deposits are forcing the government to change the law to make them do it, says Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.
Canadians' trust in federal and provincial governments on the decline, survey finds

Canadians' trust in federal and provincial governments on the decline, survey finds

The increase in the proportion of respondents who said they trusted neither level of government was the largest when it came to health care.
Jagmeet Singh to join workers at YVR Friday for living wage rally

Jagmeet Singh to join workers at YVR Friday for living wage rally

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will join airport workers in rallying for a $25 living wage.
B.C.-based EV-bus maker Vicinity Motors hires president, plans growth

B.C.-based EV-bus maker Vicinity Motors hires president, plans growth

Company generated US$19.1M in 2023 sales, claims US$125M backlog
Has Vancouver become noisier? Yes, yes it has

Has Vancouver become noisier? Yes, yes it has

Residents say noise from construction, traffic and emergency vehicles increasing.