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As inflation cools, Macklem says different countries will cut rates at own pace

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem says central banks will make monetary policy decisions geared toward their own economies, which means some countries may begin cutting interest rates before others.
Premiers want return to co-operation with federal government with new budget

Premiers want return to co-operation with federal government with new budget

OTTAWA — Canada's premiers are warning the federal government not to overreach into their jurisdictions when it comes to delivering the programs laid out in Ottawa's latest budget, but the prime minister said Friday he will go around them if need be.
Metro Vancouver firms using employee data to inform office choices

Metro Vancouver firms using employee data to inform office choices

High-tech sensors in workplaces, postal-code analysis among tools for real estate strategies.
City of Richmond gets top scores for fiscal transparency, says report

City of Richmond gets top scores for fiscal transparency, says report

Richmond tied with Quebec City in the top ranks in C.D. Howe Institute's latest report on municipal budgets and financial statements.
Expand B.C.’s 'prosumer' electricity market: Schneider Electric

Expand B.C.’s 'prosumer' electricity market: Schneider Electric

The BC government expects the demand for electricity will grow by 15% by 2030
Kelowna winery alleges former employee stole $450K over 30 months

Kelowna winery alleges former employee stole $450K over 30 months

Alleged theft went unnoticed for over two years.
B.C. cannabis firm sues transporter for $834K after U.S. border seizure

B.C. cannabis firm sues transporter for $834K after U.S. border seizure

About 151,300 grams of cannabis products and paraphernalia were seized despite a contract in which two companies allege they told the shipper not to enter the United States.
Ottawa to force banks to call carbon rebate a carbon rebate in direct deposits

Ottawa to force banks to call carbon rebate a carbon rebate in direct deposits

OTTAWA — Canadian banks that refuse to identify the carbon rebate by name when doing direct deposits are forcing the government to change the law to make them do it, says Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.
Canadians' trust in federal and provincial governments on the decline, survey finds

Canadians' trust in federal and provincial governments on the decline, survey finds

The increase in the proportion of respondents who said they trusted neither level of government was the largest when it came to health care.
Jagmeet Singh to join workers at YVR Friday for living wage rally

Jagmeet Singh to join workers at YVR Friday for living wage rally

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will join airport workers in rallying for a $25 living wage.