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Opinion: Gold-plated public sector severance deals need a critical review

Opinion: Gold-plated public sector severance deals need a critical review

An eye-watering severance payment to a top government official who was then immediately awarded another job has shone a spotlight on loopholes that need to be fixed to limit unnecessary costs to taxpayers.
One fish, two fish, red fish, dead fish? Feds fail to disclose Coastal GasLink data on salmon eggs, habitat

One fish, two fish, red fish, dead fish? Feds fail to disclose Coastal GasLink data on salmon eggs, habitat

Shannon McPhail said she felt like the “world’s biggest schmuck” after reading an email from a senior official at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Canada's inflation rate is expected to fall significantly this year. Here's why

Canada's inflation rate is expected to fall significantly this year. Here's why

OTTAWA — After a steep and rapid climb in prices, Canada's inflation rate is expected to fall significantly this year, giving comfort to economists worried about untamed price growth but little relief to Canadians who have fallen behind.
Opinion: The grim implications of a missed opportunity

Opinion: The grim implications of a missed opportunity

A decision Thursday by the Supreme Court of Canada has left British Columbia as the province where it is perhaps the most difficult for journalists to protect their confidential sources.
B.C., federal privacy commissioners launch TikTok investigation

B.C., federal privacy commissioners launch TikTok investigation

GATINEAU, Que. — Federal and several provincial privacy authorities say they will jointly investigate TikTok. The Privacy Commissioner of Canada says it has teamed up with the offices of the information and privacy commissioners in B.C.
More mill closures inevitable as B.C. forest industry crisis deepens

More mill closures inevitable as B.C. forest industry crisis deepens

Resource industry analyst Ben Parfitt predicts at least one more Interior pulp mill could be targeted for permanent closure
Job vacancies little changed, wage growth slowing: Statistics Canada

Job vacancies little changed, wage growth slowing: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says job vacancies were little changed at 848,800 in December, compared with 849,200 in November, levelling off after trending downward from a peak of more than one million in May.
Small businesses banking on B.C. budget benefits

Small businesses banking on B.C. budget benefits

Compensation for construction business disruption, money for training among top asks
High Court won't hear appeal from Glacier Media in Jake Virtanen sex assault case

High Court won't hear appeal from Glacier Media in Jake Virtanen sex assault case

OTTAWA — Canada's highest court has refused to hear an appeal from Glacier Media related to a ruling made during the sexual assault trial of former NHL Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen. A B.C.
Federal disaster aid program for 2021 B.C. floods now tops $1B

Federal disaster aid program for 2021 B.C. floods now tops $1B

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Canada's emergency preparedness minister is returning to the epicentre of flooding that devastated British Columbia's Fraser Valley in November 2021. Bill Blair, along with B.C.