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B.C. announces one-time $430 rent relief benefit to low-income seniors

B.C. announces one-time $430 rent relief benefit to low-income seniors

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is granting a one-time $430 benefit to the roughly 20,000 seniors in its support program for elderly low-income renters. B.C.
Freeland doesn't rule out new taxes on wealthy or corporate Canada in upcoming budget

Freeland doesn't rule out new taxes on wealthy or corporate Canada in upcoming budget

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has ruled out raising taxes on the middle class in the upcoming federal budget — but won't say if corporations or the wealthy are in for the same treatment.
Conservative motion calls for PM, premiers to have 'emergency' carbon price meeting

Conservative motion calls for PM, premiers to have 'emergency' carbon price meeting

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to defend his carbon pricing policy in a televised "emergency meeting" with the country's premiers.

Dental associations are 'negotiating' ahead of federal dental plan rollout: minister

OTTAWA — Canada's dental associations, which say some of their members are reluctant to participate in the national dental care plan, are in fact just negotiating with Ottawa over the program, says federal Health Minister Mark Holland.
One out of every six manufacturing jobs in B.C. from forestry, says study

One out of every six manufacturing jobs in B.C. from forestry, says study

Stabilizing timber supply critical to maintaining forest sector
Canadians facing 'energy poverty' need $42B to escape, says report

Canadians facing 'energy poverty' need $42B to escape, says report

Pembina Institute report calls for billions of dollars in spending to help low-income Canadians escape energy poverty while making their homes more efficient. 
B.C. cannabis industry calls for government action

B.C. cannabis industry calls for government action

Industry urges government to implement Cannabis Act final report recommendations
Rob Shaw: Viral TikTok video sparks investigation into B.C.'s clean energy grants

Rob Shaw: Viral TikTok video sparks investigation into B.C.'s clean energy grants

B.C. energy minister faces backlash, orders audit in wake of clean energy grant scandal
Extreme weather events temper predictions B.C.'s wine region could grow as climate warms

Extreme weather events temper predictions B.C.'s wine region could grow as climate warms

Study says B.C. among regions positioned to benefit, but extreme weather events remain a threat.
Half of British Columbians are afraid of crime in their community, says poll

Half of British Columbians are afraid of crime in their community, says poll

Canadians blame addiction, gangs and courts for criminal activity.