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UBC regrets handling of Turpel-Lafond, as she loses honour at different university

UBC regrets handling of Turpel-Lafond, as she loses honour at different university

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia says it deeply regrets its handling of the case of retired judge and former law professor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who was the subject of a CBC investigation about her claims of Indigenous heritage.
Inside Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim’s first six weeks in office

Inside Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim’s first six weeks in office

Orientation briefings from senior bureaucrats, introductions to B.C. and federal cabinet ministers and city council meetings dominated Ken Sim’s first month-and-a-half schedule as Vancouver mayor.
Food inflation remains stubbornly high despite efforts to quell inflation

Food inflation remains stubbornly high despite efforts to quell inflation

TORONTO — Food inflation outpaced overall inflation for months, with grocery prices hitting double-digit increases in 2022, and economists say it will take longer to subside than overall inflation.
Kennedy Stewart returns to university, may not be done with politics

Kennedy Stewart returns to university, may not be done with politics

Three months after losing the Vancouver mayoralty to Ken Sim, Kennedy Stewart said he is excited to be back at Simon Fraser University with a promotion.
Outlook 2023: The bill for Canada’s long run of low-interest rates is coming due in 2023

Outlook 2023: The bill for Canada’s long run of low-interest rates is coming due in 2023

The year that just ended threw up some big surprises, including the first land war in Europe since 1945, spiralling inflation and an exceptionally compressed cycle of monetary policy tightening engineered by central banks caught off guard by soaring
Outlook 2023: Voters: Are you ready to return to the ballot box in 2023?

Outlook 2023: Voters: Are you ready to return to the ballot box in 2023?

If a provincial election indeed takes place this year, Falcon faces two other challenges: A rebrand and candidate selection.
S&P/TSX composite creeps higher in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets down

S&P/TSX composite creeps higher in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets down

TORONTO — Strength in the energy, utility and industrial sectors helped Canada's main stock index edge higher, while U.S. stock markets fell in late-morning trading. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 8.24 points at 20,398.57.
B.C. inflation outpaces national rate for sixth straight month

B.C. inflation outpaces national rate for sixth straight month

Inflation grew at a rate of 6.6 per cent on West Coast compared with 6.3 per cent nationally in December
Canada's annual inflation rate slowed in December but grocery prices stayed high

Canada's annual inflation rate slowed in December but grocery prices stayed high

OTTAWA — Canada's annual inflation rate slowed to 6.3 per cent in December as the cost of groceries remained high and gas prices cooled.
S&P/TSX composite makes small gain Monday ahead of inflation release

S&P/TSX composite makes small gain Monday ahead of inflation release

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index saw a small uptick Monday as broad-based gains helped keep it in the green on a slow trading day. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 30.23 points at 20,390.33. With U.S.