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5th group granted intervenor status in discrimination hearing between pride society and local parish

A human rights complaint between a pride society and a local Catholic parish has now grown to include five different organizations acting as intervenors.In June...

Paid sick leave in B.C.: Your questions answered

Starting Jan. 1, 2022, B.C. will give workers a minimum of five days of paid sick leave, the most of any province.The provincial government says more than one...

Alpine club agrees to refund half $16K cabin rental fee after lawsuit filed over policy change

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) has agreed to refund around half the rental fee to a group that booked a week-long adventure ski vacation at one of...

In the face of flooding disaster, Yarrow residents mobilized to look out for each other

When rising waters began gushing into Fraser Valley properties last week, the community of Yarrow in Chilliwack, B.C., was quick to mobilize.As the floods deepened on the...

Small-business owner faces fees of at least $30K due to delays after shipping container flagged for inspection

A small-business owner could be on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars in fees after her container was flagged for inspection by the Canada Border...

Hudson's Bay Company argues Victoria mall blocked lease assignment in unpaid rent case

The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) scored a win in the Supreme Court of B.C., Wednesday, where it is defending itself against an application from the...

Bat droppings in the bedroom? That doesn't mean the animals are pests, judge rules

A bat-infested ceiling might make a perfect turnkey haunted house for Halloween enthusiasts, but for a B.C. couple, it provoked a strong case of buyer's remorse and...

B.C. businesses ready to welcome fully vaccinated international travellers

Starting Sept. 7, Canada's border is open to fully vaccinated international travellers, who will no longer be required to quarantine.The relaxation of travel rules comes...

Unhappy with her breast implant surgery, she wrote negative reviews. Now she owes the surgeon 30K

A blogger is on the hook for $30,000 after she posted negative reviews about the plastic surgeon who performed her breast implant surgery.The B.C. Supreme...

Drought in B.C. has caused a hay shortage — and that's forcing ranchers to consider thinning herds

B.C. is facing a hay shortage due to a months-long drought and unseasonably hot weather patterns that are baking fields.In the Lower Mainland, it has...

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