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B.C. to raise minimum wage to $15.20 per hour by June 2021 following moves by Alberta and Ontario

VANCOUVER — British Columbia will gradually hike its minimum wage to get to $15.20 by June 2021.

Premier John Horgan says the timeline is aimed at finding a balance between allowing businesses to predict their needs and giving hope to about 400,000 of the lowest-paid workers in the province. 149 more words

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Colby Cosh: In Alberta they're no longer Nanaimo bars. They're Liberty squares

I suppose you have all read about the emerging “trade war” between British Columbia and Alberta over the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain oil pipeline between Sherwood Park and Burnaby. 943 more words

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B.C. government calls Kelowna byelection to fill former premier's vacant seat

The BC NDP has called a byelection for the riding of Kelowna West.

Former Premier Christy Clark’s old seat was vacated after she resigned as an MLA on Aug. 290 more words

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'No longer socially acceptable': B.C. ends grizzly bear hunt with First Nations exception

VANCOUVER — Hunting grizzly bears has been banned in British Columbia.

The B.C. government says public consultations have made it clear that killing grizzlies is no longer socially acceptable. 149 more words

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Union fights firing of CBC political reporter over book deal

CWA Canada and its largest Local are going to bat for member Richard Zussman, who was fired by the CBC for allegedly breaching rules governing activities outside of work. 515 more words

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B.C. Premier says he'll be working on keeping other NDP promises, following Site C approval

Now that the decision on Site C is said and done, Premier John Horgan is turning his attention to making amends, by making good on several other big NDP promises. 192 more words

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Washington state governor optimistic about high-speed rail between Seattle and Vancouver

The governor of Washington state says it’s time to seriously consider a high-speed rail link between Vancouver and Seattle.

Governor Jay Inslee was in Victoria Tuesday to meet with B.C. 245 more words

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