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Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales down 1.1% in March

Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales down 1.1% in March

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales, excluding petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons and oilseed and grain, fell 1.1 per cent to $81.4 billion in March.
Les Leyne: Health workers vaccine mandate back in play

Les Leyne: Health workers vaccine mandate back in play

Justice Simon Coval rejected arguments that the vaccination requirement violates people’s religious or conscientious beliefs
Vaccine mandates for health-care workers reasonable and constitutional, B.C. judge rules

Vaccine mandates for health-care workers reasonable and constitutional, B.C. judge rules

Religious and personal beliefs about vaccines do not entitle you to work in a health-care setting with vulnerable patients whilst unvaccinated, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled.
Burnaby joins Sue Big Oil campaign, would commit $1 for every resident

Burnaby joins Sue Big Oil campaign, would commit $1 for every resident

"I think it's very prudent; it makes sense," said a local Burnaby mom advocating for the campaign.
Some people stay as blaze with 'extreme fire behaviour' singes Fort Nelson, B.C.

Some people stay as blaze with 'extreme fire behaviour' singes Fort Nelson, B.C.

FORT NELSON, B.C. — Duane Loe lives just three kilometres south of Fort Nelson, B.C., where most of the 4,700 people have fled from a fast-approaching wildfire. But Loe isn't leaving.
B.C., Ottawa put up nearly $254M to expand heat pump rebates

B.C., Ottawa put up nearly $254M to expand heat pump rebates

VICTORIA — The B.C. and federal governments have set aside nearly $254 million to expand rebates to convert home heating and cooling systems to more climate-friendly options with a focus on low- and middle-income households.
Class-action settlement near in U-Dream sleep aid lawsuit

Class-action settlement near in U-Dream sleep aid lawsuit

Injured users might be eligible for compensation up to around $40,000 each.
Baldrey: The B.C. Conservative Party and its 'potential weaknesses'

Baldrey: The B.C. Conservative Party and its 'potential weaknesses'

Why columnist Keith Baldrey believes other B.C. political parties may be quick to jump and exploit on Conservative stances from its current representatives.
Opinion: Kingmaker Kevin Falcon? B.C.'s fall election shaping up for some major twists

Opinion: Kingmaker Kevin Falcon? B.C.'s fall election shaping up for some major twists

B.C. political landscape shifts as Conservatives gain ground in latest polls
RCMP boss expresses desire for new law to deal with threats against politicians

RCMP boss expresses desire for new law to deal with threats against politicians

OTTAWA — RCMP commissioner Mike Duheme says he wants the government to look at drafting a new law that would make it easier for police to pursue charges against people who threaten elected officials.