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B.C. opens up cannabis patios, sparking tourism hopes

B.C. opens up cannabis patios, sparking tourism hopes

Provincial changes to allow more cannabis consumption spaces leave B.C. stores looking forward to industry growth
Text of the Bank of Canada's latest interest rate decision

Text of the Bank of Canada's latest interest rate decision

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate target on hold at five per cent on Wednesday.
Canada Infrastructure Bank and First Nations Bank sign infrastructure loan deal

Canada Infrastructure Bank and First Nations Bank sign infrastructure loan deal

SASKATOON — The Canada Infrastructure Bank has signed a $100-million deal with the First Nations Bank of Canada to help Indigenous communities borrow money to build infrastructure.
Woman sues Victoria Golf Club, saying ball flew through car window and hit her face

Woman sues Victoria Golf Club, saying ball flew through car window and hit her face

Evelyn Mohr claims she was driving by the Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay when she was struck by a golf ball that came through her open car window.
Les Leyne: We're nearing the bottom of B.C. Hydro's bag of tricks to keep rates low

Les Leyne: We're nearing the bottom of B.C. Hydro's bag of tricks to keep rates low

B.C. Hydro needs an ocean of new money sooner rather than later.
B.C. judge calls lawyer's use of fake AI cases 'alarming'

B.C. judge calls lawyer's use of fake AI cases 'alarming'

Vancouver family lawyer Chong Ke has been ordered to pay court costs after submitting fake AI-generated court cases to opposing counsel; Ke was spared from more serious punitive 'special costs.'
Green Party councillors overturn licence ban against Vancouver mushroom dispensary

Green Party councillors overturn licence ban against Vancouver mushroom dispensary

Operator Valentin Muller: "I'm very happy about this decision."
Crane accidents 'a huge concern' after fourth incident in Metro Vancouver

Crane accidents 'a huge concern' after fourth incident in Metro Vancouver

WorkSafeBC has said there were 22 incidents involving tower cranes from 2019 to 2023, including the Kelowna collapse.
B.C. introduces legislation to cut the poverty rate by 60 per cent over next decade

B.C. introduces legislation to cut the poverty rate by 60 per cent over next decade

VICTORIA — David Kennedy says his recent retirement came as a lifestyle shock, especially financially. The 67-year-old Nanaimo, B.C.
Federal tax change could raise electricity, gas bills in some provinces

Federal tax change could raise electricity, gas bills in some provinces

OTTAWA — A proposed income tax change to crack down on cross-border tax avoidance could unintentionally hike power bills and natural gas rates for consumers, Electricity Canada is warning.