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Tied with Greens, BC United slouching towards fall election bust, says poll

Tied with Greens, BC United slouching towards fall election bust, says poll

BC United's fighting for third Place in provincial race, says new Research Co. survey
Inventors of water cremation machine say B.C. laws could push them out

Inventors of water cremation machine say B.C. laws could push them out

The 'Aqualyser' offers eco-friendly water cremation as an alternative to flames. However, the use of such a machine on human bodies has not been authorized in B.C.
On the Street: Premier meets South Korea counterpart, new chair for Innovate B.C., retailers sought

On the Street: Premier meets South Korea counterpart, new chair for Innovate B.C., retailers sought

Survey finds Victoria residents feel less safe downtown, day or night

Survey finds Victoria residents feel less safe downtown, day or night

Fifty-nine per cent of people told a community survey they felt safe downtown during the day, compared with 73 per cent last year, while only 22 per cent felt safe downtown at night
What the expansion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for B.C. businesses

What the expansion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for B.C. businesses

With the U.K. set to join trade bloc, expert says the CPTPP's importance remains severely underappreciated in Canada
Employers rethink value of employee connections in era of remote work: report

Employers rethink value of employee connections in era of remote work: report

TORONTO — The rise of remote work has led to a loss of workplace social connections that is negatively affecting employees, a new report suggests.
CPP Investments earned 8% in latest fiscal year, net assets rose to $632 billion

CPP Investments earned 8% in latest fiscal year, net assets rose to $632 billion

TORONTO — Canada's biggest pension fund earned an eight per cent return last year, but significantly underperformed the 19.9 per cent return of its reference portfolio.
City of Richmond and unions reach agreement for new contract

City of Richmond and unions reach agreement for new contract

The new collective agreements provide for raises and one-time inflationary support.
Mortgage lending among top risks facing financial system: OSFI

Mortgage lending among top risks facing financial system: OSFI

OTTAWA — Canada's banking regulator says real estate secured lending and mortgages are among the top risks facing the country's financial system as higher interest rates put pressure on borrowers.
Rob Shaw: B.C. can't escape drug decriminalization blowback

Rob Shaw: B.C. can't escape drug decriminalization blowback

Other governments now pointing fingers at B.C.'s failed drug decriminalization pilot