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Canada averts recession with meagre growth in Q4, consumers and businesses pinched

Canada averts recession with meagre growth in Q4, consumers and businesses pinched

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy continues to beat recession fears, posting modest growth in the fourth quarter even as high interest rates weighed on consumers and businesses.
Be careful to avoid paying someone else's taxes

Be careful to avoid paying someone else's taxes

Section 160 of our tax law can leave you on the hook for someone else's taxes if you’re not careful.
B.C. businesses mixed on minimum wage hikes

B.C. businesses mixed on minimum wage hikes

Kelowna workers welcome wage increase as local businesses consider cuts in response.
An AI 'hallucination' turned up in a B.C. court case. Experts say it's a wake-up call

An AI 'hallucination' turned up in a B.C. court case. Experts say it's a wake-up call

Vancouver tech lawyer Ryan Black's work with video game companies put him in a position to watch the rise of artificial intelligence in the industry. Now he finds himself on the front lines again as his own profession grapples with the technology.
West Vancouver mayor suspended from practising law for 2 years after admitting misconduct

West Vancouver mayor suspended from practising law for 2 years after admitting misconduct

The professional misconduct involved Mayor Mark Sager’s handling of an elderly friend’s estate, with four West Van charitable groups among the beneficiaries
Canadians regularly shortchanged in banking and investment disputes, analysis contends

Canadians regularly shortchanged in banking and investment disputes, analysis contends

Advocates are calling for the ombudsman to be granted binding authority over penalty amounts
Rob Shaw: B.C.'s troubled $10 child care rollout leaves millions in federal cash underutilized

Rob Shaw: B.C.'s troubled $10 child care rollout leaves millions in federal cash underutilized

BC NDP’s promise of $10-a-day child care far from ‘universal’
Trans Mountain's latest cost estimate climbs 10 per cent, regulatory filing shows

Trans Mountain's latest cost estimate climbs 10 per cent, regulatory filing shows

The company said it will need approximately three months following the completion of construction before it can provide a final cost estimate.
His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

His son died in a 2021 B.C. crane tragedy. He wants to know why they still happen

“It's insane to me that in this day and age, we're still seeing this stuff happen,” says Chris Vilness, whose son died in 2021 when a crane collapsed in Kelowna.
Ottawa freezes merger notification threshold, funds housing innovation projects

Ottawa freezes merger notification threshold, funds housing innovation projects

Ottawa is freezing the threshold at which the Competition Bureau must be notified of a merger.