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Top business stories of the week (May 29 to June 2)

B.C.’s opioid crisis, ongoing delays for condo developments, health-care headaches and more
Man found unresponsive on the corner of Pender Street and Columbia. Vancouver-Centre North, which includes the Downtown Eastside, was the deadliest area in 2022, with 319 fatalities from opioid-related overdoses. | Chung Chow

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Opioid Crisis

Adding up the billions of government dollars directed at Canada’s opioid crisis

There were toxic drug deaths in nearly all B.C. health areas last year

Chronicling a crisis that keeps on killing

Arrested (condo) Development

Surrey condo tower developer defends substantial delay

Metro Vancouver condo development hits the brakes due to 'rising interest rates'

Veteran Vancouver developer admits he’ll not make much on ‘signature’ project

Health Workers

Doctors at Surrey Memorial Hospital raise alarm over staffing and patient-care crisis

B.C. pharmacists set to treat minor ailments, prescribe contraception starting this month

Care homes say agencies lure away nurses with higher pay


B.C. names 10 cities for faster development to help address housing crisis

Vancouver home sales rise in May, nearing 10-year average: real estate board

Do we have the time and space for a 15-minute city?

B.C. housing non-profit at heart of controversy names interim CEO

How can Whistler preserve and optimize its existing housing supply?

Business News Potpourri

Fish farm fracas escalates

B.C.'s minimum wage to be highest among provinces starting June 1

Robin Silvester to leave Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO post

Wildfires, other extreme weather driving insurance costs up over time: experts

Tracking TransLink

TransLink Mayors’ Council reveals Ottawa trip cost, says two more trips proposed for fall

TransLink reports speedy return of riders in 2023, warns of overcrowding

Spending Spree

Total Canadian debt hit new record in first quarter: TransUnion

What slowdown? Economy continues to outperform, raising odds of rate hike next week

Money Matters

Funded deals, investment totals fall as VCs adjust to new normal: BDC

Certn continues to land VC funding