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'Living wage' myths

Across Canada, the United States and Great Britain, the concept of a "living wage" is taking root.

Boro centre work

A fresh start: Demolition work is underway at Queensborough Community Centre as part of a major project that will see the existing centre expanded and its façade renovated.

Labour has proud history in B.C

Labour Day this year heralds the beginning of the B.C. Federation of Labour's second century. As we greet the dawn of our second century, the B.C. Fed today represents more than 450,000 members across British Columbia.

Why unions matter

Why do unions matter? The Canadian Labour Congress points out that the Canadian trade union movement is all about improving the everyday lives of working people.

Making 'em laugh

"When you're the producer, you don't have to be funny anymore because you own the show," says Ardell Brophy Fitzpatrick, founder and producer of the Laff Riot Girls comedy troupe.

Fast facts about B.C. Fed

You've heard their name, but who are they, exactly? The British Columbia Federation of Labour is a group that speaks for the more than 450,000 members of its affiliated unions, from more than 1,100 locals, working in every aspect of the B.C. economy.

Labour movement sets sights on youth

The revolution will not be televised, but it could be planned on Facebook. Unions are becoming more aware that involving young members in the labour movement means speaking to them on their own level, and that includes using social media.

City resolves water issues at outdoor pool

Moody Park Pool's ongoing clarity issues have now been fixed

'The lesson is you'd better be honest with the voters'

Local politicians respond to HST referendum results

New Westminster's Blockbuster video store to close

New Westminster will likely soon be losing its Blockbuster store as the company's receiver has announced it will shut down its remaining 253 Canadian stores.