Thursday, February 22, 2018

‘Whopping new payroll tax’ a burden to B.C. businesses, says CFIB

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The budget unveiled by the provincial government on Tuesday is a mixed bag for businesses, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

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Medical cannabis coverage granted to UBC Okanagan students

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The Kelowna campus's student union is first in B.C. to cover medical cannabis under its health plan.

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Jaspal Atwal, B.C. man at centre of media storm over Trudeau invite, likes posing with politicians

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Jaspal Atwal is in the centre of an international media storm after posing for photos with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi during Trudeau's trip to India. But it's not the first time Atwal has posed for photographs with politicians.

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Port Mann, Alex Fraser bridges may see lane closures due to snow on cables

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The Ministry of Transportation said in a statement Thursday the closures may be required in coming days to clear snow off the bridges' cable stays.

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Patient safety at risk due to lack of nurses in northern B.C., auditor general finds

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A new report from B.C.'s Auditor General has found there are major shortages of nurses in rural communities in northern B.C., putting patient safety at risk.

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B.C. premier and environment minister to address media

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Amid a deepening standoff with Alberta over plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, John Horgan and George Heyman are set to speak with reporters Thursday afternoon.

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Surrey’s business community hopes Trudeau’s India visit veers back to trade talks

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Much of the attention on the prime minister's state visit has been dominated by concerns over his government's stance on Sikh separatism.

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