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Big spending by winners, losers in Metro Vancouver's 2022 municipal elections

Big spending by winners, losers in Metro Vancouver's 2022 municipal elections

Just who spent what during the last B.C. municipal elections?
Tech sector helps lift S&P/TSX composite from energy losses

Tech sector helps lift S&P/TSX composite from energy losses

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index shored itself up against losses in the energy sector for the second day in a row, while U.S. markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 10.61 points at 20,740.44.
NDP urges Alberta government come clean on long-running dalliance to pull out of CPP

NDP urges Alberta government come clean on long-running dalliance to pull out of CPP

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith’s government needs to end its long-running dalliance with pulling the province out of the Canada Pension Plan and come clean on its plans.
GVBOT workforce report targets B.C.'s labour market challenges

GVBOT workforce report targets B.C.'s labour market challenges

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade rolls out road map to address B.C.’s rapidly rising skills deficit and labour shortage
Over 1,000 B.C. family doctors have signed up for the new payment model, says minister

Over 1,000 B.C. family doctors have signed up for the new payment model, says minister

The new payment model was announced last October.
Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney accepts role in Calgary advising law firm

Former Alberta premier Jason Kenney accepts role in Calgary advising law firm

EDMONTON — Jason Kenney, more than three months after stepping down as Alberta’s premier, has landed a new role as a Calgary-based adviser in law firm Bennett Jones.
S&P/TSX composite unchanged Wednesday, U.S. markets slightly up

S&P/TSX composite unchanged Wednesday, U.S. markets slightly up

TORONTO — Broad-based strength Wednesday helped buoy Canada's main stock index against losses in the energy sector, while U.S. markets rose, particularly the Nasdaq which gained two per cent. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 16.
B.C. premier does not rule out side talks with PM at national health gathering

B.C. premier does not rule out side talks with PM at national health gathering

OTTAWA — British Columbia Premier David Eby says he's optimistic about next week's meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other premiers about health-care funding.
Fed lifts rate by quarter-point and signals more hikes ahead

Fed lifts rate by quarter-point and signals more hikes ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve extended its fight against high inflation Wednesday by raising its key interest rate by a quarter-point, its eighth hike since March.
Former Alberta top doctor, Deena Hinshaw, finds temporary public health post in B.C.

Former Alberta top doctor, Deena Hinshaw, finds temporary public health post in B.C.

VICTORIA — The former chief medical officer of health in Alberta, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, has a new short-term role as the deputy provincial health officer in British Columbia. B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr.
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