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Canucks Autism Network chair under fraud probe for securities work

Canucks Autism Network chair under fraud probe for securities work

North Vancouver securities lawyer Bill MacDonald is being investigated by the law society for his alleged role in market manipulation schemes.
NDP throne speech says B.C. government will spend surplus as slowdown looms

NDP throne speech says B.C. government will spend surplus as slowdown looms

VICTORIA — British Columbia's New Democrat government says it plans to put this year's projected budget surplus of almost $6 billion to work as an economic slowdown looms. The government's throne speech, read by Lt.-Gov.
Feds will increase annual health transfer and offer targeted funding with conditions

Feds will increase annual health transfer and offer targeted funding with conditions

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will offer the provinces a "significant" increase to the Canada Health Transfer and additional money if they agree to one-on-one deals targeting specific problem areas in the health-care system.
Canadian government announces $46.5 million for deep-sea research

Canadian government announces $46.5 million for deep-sea research

VANCOUVER — The federal government is investing more than $46 million over the next five years to see what’s under Canada’s oceans and then protect it.
Rob Shaw: Expect Eby to double down on priorities in throne speech Monday

Rob Shaw: Expect Eby to double down on priorities in throne speech Monday

Premier David Eby has been sprinting through his first three months in office, checking off items from his 100-day action plan with increasing frequency.
Canadian dollar's outlook for 2023 uncertain as interest rate hikes wane: experts

Canadian dollar's outlook for 2023 uncertain as interest rate hikes wane: experts

Experts say the outlook for the loonie in 2023 largely depends on commodity prices, how the U.S. dollar fares, and whether central banks are successful in avoiding a major recession.
Uber relaunches ride share option in Vancouver

Uber relaunches ride share option in Vancouver

Uber Technologies Inc. says it is bringing its shared rides offering back to Canada with a new name. The ride-hailing giant says Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver will get access to UberX Share later this week.
Gloomy economic outlook, elevated mortgages drag down 2023 B.C. housing market: BCREA

Gloomy economic outlook, elevated mortgages drag down 2023 B.C. housing market: BCREA

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Real Estate Association says the chill across the province's property sector will drag on through this year, but it calls for a strong rebound in 2024.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Bank of Canada Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem will give a speech in Quebec City on monetary policy on Tuesday and hold a news conference.
Top business stories of the week (Jan. 30 - Feb.3)

Top business stories of the week (Jan. 30 - Feb.3)

The biggest stories on the Bizwire we've been following this past week
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