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Dine Out Vancouver’s business bump helps wary restaurant owners

Dine Out Vancouver’s business bump helps wary restaurant owners

Festival comes as hospitality sector weathers warnings of business slowdown, credit risks
National reconciliation day to become September statutory holiday in B.C.

National reconciliation day to become September statutory holiday in B.C.

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has introduced legislation to make Sept. 30 a paid statutory holiday marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Canadian family doctors facing 'red tape' coming to B.C.

Canadian family doctors facing 'red tape' coming to B.C.

"I've had good doctors, who are accredited nationally and licensed in another province, express an interest in working at my clinic and they just give up on the process."
Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care deal to premiers

Trudeau lays out $196-billion, 10-year health-care deal to premiers

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will increase federal health-care transfers to the provinces by $196 billion over the next 10 years, though only about one-quarter of that is new, previously unexpected money.
B.C. residential real estate investors unfairly ‘painted as speculators’: BCREA

B.C. residential real estate investors unfairly ‘painted as speculators’: BCREA

Most B.C. homeowners-investors also landlords, according to B.C. Real Estate Association economist
WestJet pilots at an 'impasse' with airline over contract talks: union

WestJet pilots at an 'impasse' with airline over contract talks: union

CALGARY — The union representing WestJet pilots says contract negotiations with the airline have been unproductive and federal arbitration may be needed to avert a strike.
Trudeau to present health-care offer to premiers in long-awaited meeting for new deal

Trudeau to present health-care offer to premiers in long-awaited meeting for new deal

OTTAWA — Canada's health-care system is not working as well as it should and that has to change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday as he prepared to meet the premiers to work on a new health funding deal.
Statistics Canada reports merchandise trade deficit $160M in December

Statistics Canada reports merchandise trade deficit $160M in December

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country posted a merchandise trade deficit of $160 million in December as both exports and imports fell compared with November.
Canadians now expect to need $1.7M in order to retire: BMO survey

Canadians now expect to need $1.7M in order to retire: BMO survey

CALGARY — Canadians now believe they need $1.7 million in savings in order to retire, a 20 per cent increase from 2020, according to a new BMO survey.
Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim’s top staffer quits

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim’s top staffer quits

Mayor Ken Sim is looking for a new chief of staff, after just three months in office.
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