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CP to meet with City of Vancouver, stop Arbutus track

Aug 27, 2014 - Gardeners and recreational users along the Arbutus Corridor train track may be able to breathe a little... Full Article


Provinces remain protectionist as feds loosen liquor

Jul 14, 2014 - Brewers, distillers can send products out of province but face same obstacles as winemakers Full Article


CMHC's 'zero' consultation generates fear among

Jul 15, 2014 - Vancouver mayor wants Granville Island to be run by the city or an independent authority Full Article

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CP to meet with City of Vancouver, stop Arbutus track clearing work

Aug 27, 2014 - Gardeners and recreational users along the Arbutus Corridor train track may be able to breathe a little easier. Full Article

Government settles with B.C. health ministry employee it fired by "regrettable mistake"

Aug 25, 2014 - The B.C. government admitted today it made a "regrettable mistake" in firing a Health Ministry employee as part of a sweeping privacy-breach... Full Article

Mayor Gregor Robertson’s support strongest among women, young people: survey

Aug 21, 2014 - Vancouver residents think the city’s current municipal government has done a good job on tourism and the environment, but city hall got low... Full Article

NPA would be able to close deal on Arbutus Corridor: LaPointe

Aug 15, 2014 - NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe says the Vision Vancouver-dominated city council has dropped the ball on negotiating for the Arbutus Corridor.... Full Article

CP starts removing Arbutus Corridor community gardens and structures

Aug 15, 2014 - Photos posted on social media August 14 revealed Canadian Pacific has started removing community gardens and structures at the south end of... Full Article

B.C. teachers’ strike is causing stress in the workplace: poll

Aug 14, 2014 - The dispute between British Columbia public school teachers and the provincial government is taking a toll on working parents, according to a new... Full Article

LaPointe says NPA vows to fight a clean fight

Aug 14, 2014 - NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe is vowing to run a campaign that is free of personal attacks. Full Article

Greater Victoria business groups push for regional municipal amalgamation

Aug 13, 2014 - Two Greater Victoria business associations say their members are increasingly frustrated by the region’s patchwork system of local... Full Article

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LaPointe promises more transparency at city hall if elected

Aug 12, 2014 - Vancouver mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe is vowing to "remove the muzzle" from City Hall staffers and open the books if elected.... Full Article

Deadline has passed for Arbutus Corridor

Aug 01, 2014 - CP’s July 31 deadline to remove "encroachments" on its property along Arbutus Corridor has passed and work is resuming to return the... Full Article

Nisga’a Nation signs agreements with province reinforcing self-government

Aug 01, 2014 - The British Columbia government signed three agreements with the Nisga’a Nation July 31, building on the treaty with the First Nation group... Full Article

NPA candidate LaPointe defends party's lack of candidate nomination meeting

Jul 25, 2014 - NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe defended his party’s decision not to hold a nomination meeting to select its candidates for the civic... Full Article

Fair market value for Arbutus Corridor a subject of debate

Jul 23, 2014 - Although the city says it’s prepared to pay what it calls "fair market value" for the Arbutus Corridor lands, it remains uncertain if a deal ... Full Article

Incumbent Dianne Watts casts long shadow in Surrey municipal election

Jul 22, 2014 - All three mayoral candidates have close ties to departing mayor Full Article

Permit approval backlog bugs city developers

Jul 21, 2014 - Processing time in Vancouver jumps to eight months from six weeks, as city hall grapples with rising tide of construction permits in wake of green ... Full Article

Government advertising slows, post-election

Jul 18, 2014 - An analysis of payments to suppliers in the 2013-2014 Public Accounts shows the BC Liberals stayed true to tradition and cut spending on... Full Article

BC Place Stadium boss's 'massive' severance revealed to be more than $400,000

Jul 15, 2014 - The general manager of BC Place Stadium, who was fired after the provincial election, received a $460,140 golden parachute, according to public... Full Article

Provinces remain protectionist as feds loosen liquor laws

Jul 14, 2014 - Brewers, distillers can send products out of province but face same obstacles as winemakers Full Article

NPA appoints Kirk LaPointe as Vancouver mayoral candidate

Jul 14, 2014 - The worst kept secret in civic politics was finally acknowledged Monday: Longtime media executive and former CBC ombudsman Kirk LaPointe confirmed ... Full Article

Gitxsan to CN, loggers, fishermen: you’re trespassing

Jul 11, 2014 - Emboldened by a Supreme Court decision two weeks ago that affirmed aboriginal title for the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, the Gitxsan are now... Full Article

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Doug McCallum joins Surrey mayoral race

Jul 07, 2014 - The cat is officially out of the bag – former mayor Doug McCallum is once again running for the city’s top spot.... Full Article

Consumer Protection BC signs 30-year agreement with provincial government

Jul 04, 2014 - Consumer Protection BC has renewed its administrative agreement with the Government of British Columbia for another 30 years, the not-for-profit... Full Article

Current and ex-Vancouver mayor clash over future of Granville Island

Jul 03, 2014 - The rumour that Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) plans to pass operational control over Granville Island to Port Metro Vancouver (PMV)... Full Article

Now-retired Surrey city manager earned over $300k in 2013

Jul 03, 2014 - Employees of the City of Surrey took home nearly $148 million in 2013 in salaries alone. Clocking in at $147,886,518.16, a total of 805 employees... Full Article

PoCo mayor the highest-paid municipal politician on Metro Vancouver board

Jun 30, 2014 - The second and third-highest-paid Metro Vancouver executives in 2013 are no longer with the regional government, according to statements of... Full Article

Province snuffs out bylaw prohibiting medical marijuana production on ALR

Jun 27, 2014 - The mayor of the Township of Langley is lamenting the B.C. government’s decision not to support a municipal bylaw banning the production of... Full Article

First Nations armed with Supreme Court ruling put mines in their sights

Jun 26, 2014 - Within hours of a June 26 Supreme Court of Canada decision confirming aboriginal title of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, the Tahltan First... Full Article

Surrey First names Hepner as mayoral candidate to succeed Watts

Jun 25, 2014 - Surrey First announced June 25 that current council member Linda Hepner will be putting herself forward as the party's mayoral candidate for the... Full Article

Business group approves of provincial government’s accessibility plan for people with disabilities

Jun 17, 2014 - The BC Chamber of Commerce has commended the provincial government for its recently released Accessibility 2024 plan.... Full Article

Brody bows out of NPA mayoral consideration, endorses LaPointe

Jun 12, 2014 - And then there were two.Leonard Brody announced Tuesday morning he was dropping out of the race to be the NPA candidate for mayor and throwing his ... Full Article

NPA evades questions on mayoral candidate

Jun 10, 2014 - The NPA’s president was in a talkative mood June 9 but wouldn’t say when one of three men vying to be the party’s mayoral... Full Article

Exclusive: Squamish Nation undertakes internal investigation

Jun 10, 2014 - The Squamish Nation government is undergoing an internal investigation that Chief Ian Campbell said was launched in early May after several months ... Full Article

B.C. names new auditor general to eight-year term

May 29, 2014 - B.C. MLAs have looked east to Manitoba to find a permanent replacement for the office of the auditor general. Full Article

Developer Robert Macdonald says no to Vancouver mayoral run for NPA

May 27, 2014 - Three weeks ago, developer Robert Macdonald was strongly considering a run as the NPA’s mayoral candidate in this year’s civic... Full Article

Revealed: City of Vancouver's top earners

May 23, 2014 - Fire Chief John McKearney was the top earner at City of Vancouver in 2013, bringing in $347,762, according to the Statement of Financial... Full Article

Yet-unnamed mayoral candidate has Watts’ blessing

May 20, 2014 - Departing mayor hints at possible successor in State of the City speech Full Article

Results of election in India expected to have little effect on Canada or B.C.

May 16, 2014 - Narendra Modi, leader of the pro-business BJP Party, has just been elected prime minister of India in a resounding victory over the Congress Party.... Full Article

Liberal support down, NDP support on the rebound

May 14, 2014 - One year after the British Columbia Liberal government was elected in a surprise victory, the party’s approval rating has dropped, according ... Full Article

B.C. spends least on subsidies to business: Fraser Institute

May 13, 2014 - Federal, provincial and municipal governments in Canada spent $683.9 billion on government subsidies to business between 1980 and 2009, according... Full Article

Meet John Horgan, new leader of the BC NDP

May 02, 2014 - Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan took over as leader of the NDP Thursday, and party officials hope to shape his public image before the Liberals beat... Full Article

Vancouver city council votes no on Adriane Carr's motion to limit campaign spending

May 02, 2014 - Vancouver election campaigns will continue to be multi-million-dollar events despite an attempt by Green Party Councillor Adriane Carr to have... Full Article

Two Vancouver city planners hand in their notices

Apr 30, 2014 - Matt Shillito and Scot Hein — two longtime staff in City of Vancouver’s planning department — have given their notices.... Full Article

Court could be the only recourse for property developers in fight with municipalities over CACs

Apr 28, 2014 - Province lays ground rules for community amenity contributions, lacks enforcement measures Full Article

Loss of Temporary Foreign Worker program will hurt some businesses: Restaurants Canada

Apr 25, 2014 - Restaurants Canada said businesses in certain regions of the country will be hurt by the new federal moratorium on temporary foreign workers in... Full Article

Restaurants banned from using temporary foreign workers

Apr 25, 2014 - The federal government has announced an immediate moratorium on food-services businesses’ access to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW)... Full Article

Number of Vancouver homeless has more than doubled

Apr 24, 2014 - Mayor Gregor Robertson’s promise to end "street homelessness" by 2015 appears to be in jeopardy with data released April 23 showing... Full Article

Portland Hotel Society board hires former City of Vancouver finance director Ken Bayne

Apr 16, 2014 - The former director of finance, planning and treasury for the City of Vancouver has been hired by the new board of directors of the Portland Hotel ... Full Article

Lakeland widow 'outraged' by Criminal Justice decision

Apr 15, 2014 - Angry and tearful, the wife of a worker killed two years ago in the fire and explosion at Lakeland Mills was not surprised but still disappointed... Full Article

Justin Trudeau targets broken environmental approval system in Vancouver speech

Apr 11, 2014 - In an April 11 speech in Vancouver, Justin Trudeau once again walked the fine line between supporting Canada's resource industries and targeting... Full Article

Commercial Drive threatened by development: Heritage Vancouver

Apr 11, 2014 - A Vancouver heritage advocacy organization has included two commercial streets on its annual list of endangered heritage sites.Both Commercial... Full Article

"A terrible loss for our country" says Clark on death of Jim Flaherty

Apr 10, 2014 - Former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty died suddenly today, possibly of a heart attack, according to media reports. He had resigned from... Full Article

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City of Burnaby was in talks to buy Willingdon lands before province made a deal with First Nations

Apr 04, 2014 - Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan is upset over the province's latest sale of Crown land in Burnaby, as the city was in talks to buy the property but... Full Article

B.C. government senior managers get 3% pay hike worth $14 million per year

Apr 01, 2014 - Senior managers in the provincial government have been quietly given a 3% pay hike. Full Article

Surrey Board of Trade trashes recycling change

Apr 01, 2014 - Commercial association fears excessive costs, red tape from new regulatory regime Full Article

Surrey applauds news that Newton slots will go

Apr 01, 2014 - BC Lottery Corp. shelves plans to convert bingo hall into community gambling centre Full Article

Russian conflict raises B.C. business concerns

Apr 01, 2014 - Local resource company connections could be at risk if Crimean situation deteriorates Full Article

Vision Vancouver said no conflict of interest in Oakridge decision in response to Cedar petition

Mar 31, 2014 - Mayor Gregor Robertson and his seven Vision Vancouver city councillors call a British Columbia Supreme Court petition aimed at removing them from... Full Article

B.C. government sells Willingdon lands to two First Nations groups

Mar 28, 2014 - The province is selling off another pair of surplus properties, including a massive swath of land at Willingdon Avenue and Canada Way in Burnaby.... Full Article

B.C., U.K., sign trade and investment relationship framework

Mar 27, 2014 - The British Columbia Ministry of International Trade has signed a joint trade relationship statement with the United Kingdom Trade and Investment... Full Article

Opinion: Portland Hotel Society spending shows “uncontrollable sense of entitlement”

Mar 26, 2014 - At first glance, the spending scandal at Vancouver's main social service agency is incomprehensible. How could so many do-gooders who have been... Full Article

B.C. not prepared for catastrophic quake: auditor general

Mar 25, 2014 - British Columbia is not ready for a major earthquake and the provincial government has not made preparing for one a priority, the province's... Full Article

Liquor law changes threaten B.C. wine store sector

Mar 18, 2014 - Standardized wholesale discounts favour private liquor stores, wine store owners say Full Article

Provincial recycling rollout raises municipal revenue ruckus

Mar 18, 2014 - Cities claim Multi Material BC program could derail existing cost-effective systems Full Article

Surrey's Newton Town Centre to form BIA

Mar 11, 2014 - Businesses in Surrey's Newton Town Centre area have been given the go-ahead to form a business improvement association (BIA), the City of Surrey... Full Article

Crime is Surrey's biggest concern; housing tops Vancouverites' worries

Mar 07, 2014 - While residents of Vancouver say housing tops their list of concerns, those in Surrey say crime is by far the most pressing issue in their city.... Full Article

Legislation lays groundwork for sweeping changes to liquor laws

Mar 06, 2014 - The provincial government will remove fences around beer gardens at festivals, allow happy hours in bars by summer and permit liquor sales in... Full Article

B.C. will push four-year municipal terms

Feb 25, 2014 - Municipal elections will be held every four years instead of three years under legislation the British Columbia government plans to introduce this ... Full Article

Surrey city hall may cost $150M, but taxpayers off the hook

Feb 21, 2014 - The new Surrey City Hall may actually cost nearly $150 million after it’s all paid off – but that doesn’t mean the city is over... Full Article

Business groups say skills training, PST missing from B.C. budget

Feb 18, 2014 - British Columbia's business community is giving the provincial government top marks for tabling a balanced budget, but would like to see more... Full Article

James Moore talks taxes at VBOT

Feb 17, 2014 - Industry Minister James Moore spoke of tax relief measures and Economic Action Plan 2014 in his address to the Vancouver Board of Trade February... Full Article

B.C. businesses back federal budget's skills focus

Feb 11, 2014 - B.C. business groups approve of the federal government's focus on skills training in its 2014 budget. Full Article

Premier announces Women's Economic Council

Feb 04, 2014 - Eleven B.C. women have been appointed to a new Premier's Women's Economic Council.The group, several of whom are Business in Vancouver CEO of the... Full Article

Controversial new recycling regime lets some small businesses off the hook

Feb 04, 2014 - The operators of a controversial new provincial recycling system have introduced more changes to reduce the cost and paperwork for certain small... Full Article

Government approves sweeping changes to liquor laws

Jan 31, 2014 - The way British Columbians are able to raise a glass will soon be changing. Full Article

City aims to improve community consultation, social cohesion

Jan 30, 2014 - The City of Vancouver has received a series of recommendations to help improve citizen engagement — the process of involving residents in... Full Article

Stricter rules for party bus operators needed one year after death: councillor

Jan 30, 2014 - A Vancouver city councillor is asking the province to tighten party bus regulations one year after the death of a Surrey teenager.... Full Article

B.C.’s limiting of teacher bargaining rights ‘unconstitutional’

Jan 29, 2014 - The province’s limiting of teachers’ bargaining rights has been deemed unconstitutional by the British Columbia Supreme Court.... Full Article

CFIB gives B.C. 'A' grade on red tape snipping

Jan 28, 2014 - The Canadian Federation for Independent Business is giving the B.C. government kudos for its efforts to streamline bureaucracy for small business.... Full Article

Gregor Robertson demands answers on delayed release of HootSuite lease details

Jan 23, 2014 - Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson is pressing city manager Penny Ballem for answers as to why in-camera information about real estate deals take so ... Full Article

Premier focuses on resources for economic growth

Jan 23, 2014 - Premier Christy Clark called the annual industry summit going on in Prince George "the must-attend event in British Columbia, in Canada, if you... Full Article

City to Canada Post: Don’t slash home delivery

Jan 22, 2014 - Vancouver city council is speaking out against Canada Post’s plans to phase out home mail delivery. Full Article

Mayor downplays bankrupt Bixi's role in Vancouver bike share

Jan 20, 2014 - The City of Vancouver is downplaying Bixi's role in a planned bike share system after the City of Montreal announced on January 20 that the... Full Article

Community centre associations win injunction against Vancouver Park Board—update

Jan 17, 2014 - The B.C. Supreme Court has halted the attempted eviction of six community centre associations by the Vancouver Park Board.... Full Article

Canadians kicked out of U.S. now have avenue for appeal: court ruling

Jan 14, 2014 - A recent U.S. district court ruling is exciting B.C. business advocates because they believe it will provide Canadian travellers with more... Full Article

Clark government bungled fatal sawmill fire investigation: NDP

Jan 14, 2014 - Although Crown prosecutors blamed WorkSafeBC investigators for failing to follow proper investigation procedures in its handling of a fatal... Full Article

Living wage policies hurts some workers: Fraser Institute

Jan 14, 2014 - Should Vancouver and other municipalities in the region ever decide to follow New Westminster's lead and adopt a living wage policy, it might... Full Article

City stops processing application to demolish Hollywood Theatre

Jan 10, 2014 - The City of Vancouver has stopped processing Bonnis Properties’ application to redevelop the Hollywood Theatre into a two-storey fitness... Full Article

Two years in, Christy Clark's jobs plan fails to deliver: report

Jan 09, 2014 - Two years after Premier Christy Clark announced a plan to get British Columbians back to work, the B.C. Jobs Plan has failed to deliver on its... Full Article

City to freeze new food truck permits

Jan 07, 2014 - The City of Vancouver will freeze new food truck permits in 2014 as it looks at ways to fix the problem of license holders renting out the permits ... Full Article

Street pay parking riles Surrey small businesses

Jan 07, 2014 - Fighting proliferation of parking meters atop 2014 priority list for newly approved NBIA Full Article

In depth: 2013's election train to Clarksville

Dec 16, 2013 - In her stunning upset win in the May 14 provincial election, BIV's newsmaker of the year defied polls, politics and pundits to lead the BC Liberal ... Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Liberals' decisions spark backlash, but survey finds few votes lost since election

Dec 16, 2013 - In the court of public opinion, Clark wins on economy but loses on legislature closure, BC Hydro and BC Ferries, BIV-Insights West poll finds Full Article

Vancouver business owners lobbying city hall to pay a smaller slice of the municipality’s tax pie

Dec 16, 2013 - With property taxes set to rise 1.9%, city businesses argue that having to pay 4.5 times more than residents is unfair Full Article

Canada Post to stop home delivery, cut up to 8,000 jobs

Dec 11, 2013 - Canada Post will phase out home mail delivery over the next five years, eliminating between 6,000 and 8,000 jobs, it announced December 11.... Full Article

Liquor law changes support tourism and B.C. business: Premier

Dec 11, 2013 - British Columbia’s Tourism industry and local liquor producers stand to benefit from changes to provincial liquor laws, according to B.C.... Full Article

Vancouver councillor asks for more scrutiny of bike share plans

Dec 03, 2013 - NPA councillor George Affleck will ask Vancouver’s city council to take a closer look at the financial viability of a planned bike share... Full Article

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