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Forecasters predict slight rebound and moderate growth for B.C. economy over next 2 years

Finance Minister Selina Robinson said she's encouraged by predictions that British Columbia's economy will rebound this year and next.

B.C. salmon farmers ask Ottawa for more time before closing fish farms

A report commissioned by the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association says millions of juvenile salmon and eggs will be destroyed because of a federal decision to phase out fish farms in British Columbia's Discovery Islands.

Society pitches new life for Hogan's Alley after Vancouver viaducts come down

Randy Clark, who spent his formative years in Vancouver's historic Black community before the viaducts were built, is part of a group hoping to see a revitalization of the area with acknowledgment of the city's Black history.

New program offers B.C. businesses grants to build or expand online stores

The British Columbia government is introducing a new grant program to support small and medium-sized businesses in expanding or pivoting to online sales.

Peer support workers on front lines of overdose crisis in Vancouver set to join union

Dozens of peer support workers, with experiences similar to those fighting addiction, are about to be unionized in a move their union says formally recognizes the role they play in saving lives.

Industry, local mayors feel 'discarded' after not being consulted in B.C. fish farm phase-out plan

Several Vancouver Island mayors and members of B.C.'s salmon farming industry say a federal decision to phase out fish farming has left them feeling "disposable and discarded.''

NDP increase seat count to 57 after final ballots tallied in B.C. election

The New Democrats will govern British Columbia with 57 of 87 seats in the legislature, a decisive majority confirmed Sunday as the final ballot count concluded.

B.C. Liberals make policing pledges while New Democrats promise new cancer care centres

As B.C. Liberal Leader Wilkinson sought to boost the party's law-and-order brand, the New Democrats unveiled further details of the party's 10-year cancer care plan and the Greens announced supports for small businesses and the tourism industry.

B.C. Greens' election proposals include 4 day work week, free child care

British Columbia's Green Party wants to see free child care for children under three and free early childhood education for three- and four-year-olds.

The 'relentless underdog': Green Leader Sonia Furstenau ready for uphill battle

Green Leader Sonia Furstenau was driving Monday when she turned on the radio and learned an early election would be called that day in British Columbia.