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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.
B.C.-based EV-bus maker Vicinity Motors hires president, plans growth

B.C.-based EV-bus maker Vicinity Motors hires president, plans growth

Company generated US$19.1M in 2023 sales, claims US$125M backlog
Has Vancouver become noisier? Yes, yes it has

Has Vancouver become noisier? Yes, yes it has

Residents say noise from construction, traffic and emergency vehicles increasing.
MNP threatens to sue Merritt-based electric vehicle maker over kickback allegations

MNP threatens to sue Merritt-based electric vehicle maker over kickback allegations

Edison Motors co-founder and CEO: "I cannot afford a legal battle with a billion-dollar company. I live in my parents' basement."
Southwest B.C. delivered record housing starts in 2023, says report

Southwest B.C. delivered record housing starts in 2023, says report

Detached home starts decline as condo, townhome starts boom in 2023
Labour leader urges unions to expose Poilievre's working-class overtures as 'fraud'

Labour leader urges unions to expose Poilievre's working-class overtures as 'fraud'

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is a "fraud" for portraying himself as a friend of the working class, the head of the country's largest labour organization said Thursday, urging unions to do everything they can to expose him before the
High interest rates threaten rollout of green economy: Wood Mackenzie report

High interest rates threaten rollout of green economy: Wood Mackenzie report

CALGARY — Renewable energy companies in Canada are feeling the pinch of higher interest rates, which a new report says could make the net-zero transition more costly and difficult.
Virtual-only meetings erode shareholder democracy, institutional investor group warns

Virtual-only meetings erode shareholder democracy, institutional investor group warns

A group of institutional investors is voicing concerns about the rise of virtual-only shareholder meetings that they say risk eroding shareholder democracy. In an open letter released Thursday, the coalition of 38 investors led by the B.C.
I failed at work. How can I recover from this?

I failed at work. How can I recover from this?

Also, the benefits of sound baths for leaders, the tricky work of being ‘responsible’ in business and the how a positive mindset can boost your career
Why Canada’s low productivity is problematic for B.C.'s businesses, workers and economy

Why Canada’s low productivity is problematic for B.C.'s businesses, workers and economy

Low productivity can mean stagnant income, fewer jobs, slow economic growth and poorer quality of living