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Federal parties lose judicial review of B.C. privacy ruling

Federal parties lose judicial review of B.C. privacy ruling

A B.C. judge has affirmed provincial privacy law applies to federal political parties.
Labour board tosses complaint union didn’t stand up for unvaccinated City of Burnaby employee

Labour board tosses complaint union didn’t stand up for unvaccinated City of Burnaby employee

CUPE Local 23 arrived at an 'informed decision' not to take ex-City of Burnaby employee Carlo Sferra's grievance to arbitration because it was unlikely to succeed, according to the Labour Relations Board.
'Day by day': Alberta fire evacuees out until next week, weather to help B.C. crews

'Day by day': Alberta fire evacuees out until next week, weather to help B.C. crews

FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA — Thousands of residents forced to flee a fierce, wind-whipped wildfire threatening the oilsands hub city of Fort McMurray were told Wednesday they’ll likely be out for days and may be allowed back as early as Tuesday.
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre visits North Vancouver business

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre visits North Vancouver business

The Tory leader warned municipalities they must approve more growth or face financial consequences
CFIB warns B.C. against any potential $20/hour living wage legislation

CFIB warns B.C. against any potential $20/hour living wage legislation

Mandatory living wage of $20 per hour could cost province $4.3 billion in extra wages, says Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
B.C. scientists have decoded how killer whales breathe. Here's why it matters

B.C. scientists have decoded how killer whales breathe. Here's why it matters

Killer whales breathe once every time they surface, a finding that could help scientists understand the predators' metabolism and how much fish they need to survive.
Renowned SFU criminologist Robert Gordon dies, leaving trail of contributions

Renowned SFU criminologist Robert Gordon dies, leaving trail of contributions

Robert Gordon had been mentioned over 1,500 times in media articles through his life; most recently, he was critical of the Surrey police transition process and a continued advocate of provincial and regional police reforms in B.C.
RBC integrates HSBC, reveals details about Vancouver banking hub

RBC integrates HSBC, reveals details about Vancouver banking hub

Toronto-based bank committed to create banking hub in Vancouver to gain federal approval for deal to buy HSBC in largest-ever domestic banking transaction
Rob Shaw: A Gordon Campbell intervention could re-shape B.C.'s fall election

Rob Shaw: A Gordon Campbell intervention could re-shape B.C.'s fall election

Political tensions rise in British Columbia as efforts to forge unity among Conservatives and BC United intensify ahead of the provincial election
Prince George psychiatrist wins legal challenge over vaccine refusal

Prince George psychiatrist wins legal challenge over vaccine refusal

Dr. David Morgan based decision on being in good health and working with patients virtually which "eliminated any risk of transmission of the virus"