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Drug decriminalization takes effect in B.C. this week — here's what you need to know

Drug decriminalization takes effect in B.C. this week — here's what you need to know

B.C. police officers will not seize less than 2.5 grams of street drugs starting Jan. 31.
S&P/TSX composite loses almost 150 points Monday, U.S. markets down further

S&P/TSX composite loses almost 150 points Monday, U.S. markets down further

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was down almost 150 points Monday with broad-based losses, while U.S. stock markets retreated further from last week's gains. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 142.37 points at 20,572.11.
Congressman wants Canada, U.S. to use video teleconferencing for Nexus interviews

Congressman wants Canada, U.S. to use video teleconferencing for Nexus interviews

WASHINGTON — A New York congressman wants to add some Zoom to the sluggish effort to clear a bilateral backlog of Nexus trusted-traveller applications. Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.
Who's getting sued: Jan. 30, 2023

Who's getting sued: Jan. 30, 2023

These corporate claims were filed with the BC Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Information is derived from notices of civil claim, which have not been tested or proven in court
What to know about B.C. decriminalizing possession of drugs for personal use

What to know about B.C. decriminalizing possession of drugs for personal use

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is introducing a policy of decriminalization on Tuesday as part of what it says is an overall plan to prevent overdose deaths from illicit drugs. The pilot project will continue until Jan.
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: Imperial Oil results Imperial Oil Ltd.
Rob Shaw: Asia, the U.S. and Canada on BC NDP's restored trade-junket itinerary

Rob Shaw: Asia, the U.S. and Canada on BC NDP's restored trade-junket itinerary

Premier David Eby says he’ll make overseas trade missions an early priority of his premiership, restoring a presence in key markets that flagged under the John Horgan administration.
Job creation a priority as Liberal caucus wraps up on anniversary of 'Freedom Convoy'

Job creation a priority as Liberal caucus wraps up on anniversary of 'Freedom Convoy'

OTTAWA — As Ottawa marks one year since the "Freedom Convoy" arrived in the national capital, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he understands the anger and concerns protesters have while also promising "good, long-term jobs" as a way to relieve pre
Inflation-focused Pierre Poilievre back to Parliament as health-care talks loom

Inflation-focused Pierre Poilievre back to Parliament as health-care talks loom

OTTAWA — It's no secret what Pierre Poilievre thinks about government spending and inflation. Same with guns.
Top business stories of the week (Jan. 23-27)

Top business stories of the week (Jan. 23-27)

Here are some of the top business stories of this past week