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'It's over': B.C. minister says Surrey policing saga ends as court backs transition

'It's over': B.C. minister says Surrey policing saga ends as court backs transition

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Supreme Court has quashed a bid by the City of Surrey to halt a transition to a municipal police force, with the judge ruling the province has a right to exert authority over municipalities.
B.C. manufacturers face growing regulatory burdens after pandemic rebound

B.C. manufacturers face growing regulatory burdens after pandemic rebound

Canada's Modern Slavery Act requires certain companies to report to government.
YVR to study hydrogen infrastructure feasibility at airports

YVR to study hydrogen infrastructure feasibility at airports

Study marks Canada's first major exploration into hydrogen-powered aviation
New bill would let Canadians pass citizenship rights down to children born abroad

New bill would let Canadians pass citizenship rights down to children born abroad

OTTAWA — A new government bill tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday would allow Canadians to pass citizenship rights down to their children born outside the country — a move that would add an unknown number of new citizens.
Lil’wat Nation leading way in reducing wildfire risk this summer

Lil’wat Nation leading way in reducing wildfire risk this summer

Wood cut during the Forest Fuels Management Project will be given to elders for firewood this winter
Indigenous council and government appointees among Bill 21 concerns

Indigenous council and government appointees among Bill 21 concerns

Bill 21 imposes prescriptive rules on a new legal regulator that will in and of itself have fewer lawyers overseeing it, according to the Law Society of BC.
A month after I was hired, my hourly pay was reduced. What recourse do I have?

A month after I was hired, my hourly pay was reduced. What recourse do I have?

Employers can make adjustments to an employee’s pay, but not without legal risk
The CRA is getting more audit muscle. Here's why tax experts are concerned

The CRA is getting more audit muscle. Here's why tax experts are concerned

New powers in the latest budget enable the CRA to demand information under oath, which some lawyers call 'expansive and draconian.'
Inventors of water cremation machine say B.C. laws could push them out

Inventors of water cremation machine say B.C. laws could push them out

The 'Aqualyser' offers eco-friendly water cremation as an alternative to flames. However, the use of such a machine on human bodies has not been authorized in B.C.
On the Street: Premier meets South Korea counterpart, new chair for Innovate B.C., retailers sought

On the Street: Premier meets South Korea counterpart, new chair for Innovate B.C., retailers sought