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B.C. Conservatives pitch health-care changes, more private clinics

B.C. Conservatives pitch health-care changes, more private clinics

VANCOUVER — The leader of the Conservative Party of British Columbia says as premier his government would pay to send people outside the province for health care and expand private clinics in an effort to fix a system "in crisis.
No mineral claims, exploration without permission, say Gitanyow

No mineral claims, exploration without permission, say Gitanyow

Hereditary chiefs say mineral exploration activities that don't have their consent must stop
S&P/TSX composite down Thursday, led by base metals; U.S. markets also move lower

S&P/TSX composite down Thursday, led by base metals; U.S. markets also move lower

TORONTO — Losses in the base metals sector led Canada's main stock index lower on Thursday, while U.S. stock markets also fell. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 124.41 points at 22,726.76.
Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan steps down from cabinet, successor to be named Friday

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan steps down from cabinet, successor to be named Friday

OTTAWA — Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan is stepping down from cabinet and will not be seeking re-election in the next federal contest, he announced on Thursday.
Artificial intelligence may lead to automatic tax filing for some

Artificial intelligence may lead to automatic tax filing for some

AI could help the CRA assess whether there's sufficient third-party information to accurately calculate a particular taxpayer's liability.
B.C. investors shift gears after capital gains change

B.C. investors shift gears after capital gains change

British Columbia’s investment climate adjusts to a higher federal rate of inclusion.
Rob Shaw: Eby’s frustrations flourish as federal outreach proves fruitless

Rob Shaw: Eby’s frustrations flourish as federal outreach proves fruitless

B.C. premier unleashes on feds over silent treatment
Whistler plays host to Pacific NorthWest economic summit

Whistler plays host to Pacific NorthWest economic summit

The five-day event brings more than 500 leaders of states, provinces and territories alongside government officials and business leaders to discuss regional economies
North Vancouver business group debuts plans for Central Lonsdale

North Vancouver business group debuts plans for Central Lonsdale

Previous efforts to estbalish a BIA in North Van's Central Lonsdale area have stumbled
Law Society of BC and lawyers denied interim injunction on Bill 21

Law Society of BC and lawyers denied interim injunction on Bill 21

There is no evidence, to date, of 'irreparable harm' to the independence of the province's legal profession by Bill 21, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled.