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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.
Food prices set to increase — again — as blackout on price hikes ends at some stores

Food prices set to increase — again — as blackout on price hikes ends at some stores

TORONTO — Higher grocery prices are expected to hit stores across Canada soon as a blackout on price increases over the holiday season comes to an end. Last fall, Loblaw Cos. Ltd.
Canaccord Genuity buying Mercer's Canadian private wealth business

Canaccord Genuity buying Mercer's Canadian private wealth business

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. has signed a deal to acquire the Canadian private wealth business of Mercer Global Investments Canada Ltd. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
Immigration increase alone won't fix the labour market, experts say

Immigration increase alone won't fix the labour market, experts say

Experts say Canada’s plan to increase immigration may ease some pressures in the labour market, but bigger changes are needed to ensure new permanent residents are matched with the jobs that most need filling.
Opinion: More than half of British Columbians ready for a new PM, says poll

Opinion: More than half of British Columbians ready for a new PM, says poll

Growing number of British Columbians feel ready for a change in Ottawa
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