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Premiers reach agreement in principle on interprovincial trade By Glen Korstrom

Albas believes that alcohol is not part of the agreement in principle because a release, which announced the agreement, said that there will be a...

Picasso: The Artist and His Muses

We can identify certain colours with certain periods, and for Françoise, La Femme-Fleur (Woman Flower), there is a lot of green and blue in the...

Northern BC politicians plead for LNG as oil and gas downturn continues

At Monday's council meeting, Ackerman reported on her two-day trip to Ottawa April 18 and 19, where she, along with five other regional mayors and...

Fort St. John mayor to Ottawa: downturn in Northeast BC growing more dire

From left: Acting Dawson Creek Mayor Charlie Parslow, Tumbler Ridge Mayor Don McPherson, Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Conservative leader...

Budget 2016: Cities herald new 50% funding formula for transit projects (updated)

The Liberals have promised to fund “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects this year, but the most capital-intensive transit projects on Metro Vancouver mayors' wish list — a...

Business in Vancouver's Newsmaker of 2015: Justin Trudeau's new economic course

The Liberals' opposition to the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline and Ottawa's ban on oil tanker traffic along B.C.'s northwest coast have caused “nervousness” among businesses...

Lawsuit of the week: Embattled former MP sues rival's campaign adviser after ...

According to the lawsuit, McIvor worked as a campaign adviser to Conservative John Weston and “began communicating with various parties with the express or implied...

Five big BC business issues Justin Trudeau's Liberal government needs to address

Economic promise abounds in the Liberal red river unleashed across the country by the October 19 federal election. But election campaign promises chronically fall short...

How the Liberal win will affect interest rates, taxes and real estate

The Liberals' platform includes the reduction of the small business tax rate from 11% to 9%. The platform also includes the elimination of the Conservatives'...

A BC business election wish list

The Liberals are promising to run relatively small deficits (not exceeding $10 billion per year) for three years in order to finance an ambitious infrastructure...

Election 2015: Your guide to the Vancouver federal candidates

Incumbent Hedy Fry first won the riding in 1993 and is now the longest-serving Liberal MP in B.C. history. .... A former provincial environment and...

Million dollar bungalows, hasty exits and sweetening cola's image

“If, in fact, foreign speculators are driving the cost of housing to unaffordable levels, that is something the government can, and should, find a way...

Media perspective missing on Conservatives' economic record

Liberal finance critic Scott Brison said, “Their economic record is in tatters.” Such over-the-top commentary is just part of the political game, especially so close...

CRA targeting mining-sector tax havens

Tackling corporate tax evasion is one of the planks in the Liberal Party's platform and has been raised in Parliament by Liberal national revenue critic...

Pot reform high priority for British Columbians

Relatively few (35% or less) agreed with concerns expressed by federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose – that legalization would increase risks of mental illness such...

Role reversal? China's F-Pacific expands manufacturing, headquarters in ...

Conservative MP for Richmond Alice Wong, Minister of State for Seniors, said at the announcement that F-Pacific's decision to move to Vancouver reflects the strengths...

Red Tape for two: rules, fees erode restaurant viability

Federal Small Business Minister Maxime Bernier stressed to BIV that he, too, is committed to clipping red tape. The Conservative government last year introduced a...

Trudeau promises long form census to Surrey, Lower Mainland's fastest growing ...

Earlier this week Bill C-626, Liberal MP Ted Hsu private member's bill to restore the census by was defeated. The compulsory long-form census in 2006...

BC legislature, CFB Esquimalt on alert after Parliament Hill shooting

Times Colonist Bruce Fogg, constituency assistant for Esquimalt-Juan De Fuca NDP MP Randall Garrison, said the Garrison's office did not open this morning. May's office is...

North American markets tumble amid stock 'fatigue'

1. B.C. Liberal government slashes rate in long-awaited LNG tax ... Vision promises to keep economic focus on tech and tourism. By Jen St. Denis.

Whistler named top resort in North America, plans $6 million gondola upgrade

Colorado-based Ski Magazine has returned Whistler to the top of its list of best ski resorts in North America. Whistler last year ranked No. 6...

Northern BC politicians blast Trudeau for fracking ban comments

Conservative Senator Richard Neufeld, who represents the Northeast, said any slowdown of natural gas development “would devastate us,” saying natural gas production “is what makes...

Northern BC politicians blast Trudeau for fracking

Conservative Senator Richard Neufeld, who represents the Northeast, said any slowdown of natural gas development “would devastate us,” saying natural gas production “is what makes...

Northern BC politicians blast Trudeau for fracking ban comments

Conservative Senator Richard Neufeld, who represents the Northeast, said any slowdown of natural gas development “would devastate us,” saying natural gas production “is what makes...

Dawson Creek approves LNG plant within city limits

In May, B.C.'s Liberal government passed legislation to divide the land reserve into two zones – one for the Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and the...

Referendum vote on Northern Gateway pipeline is “heavily tainted,” said MP

Kitimat residents are going to the polls this month to give their opinions on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, but Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan...