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Government Rates Poorly on Inflation, Housing Costs, Doctor Shortage and Museum Plan

The NDP government in British Columbia is rated as doing a poor or very poor job of handling five issues people in the province believe are the most important. The Angus Reid Institute survey found that the top five concerns in the province are housing affordability, inflation and the cost...

B.C. money laundering report recommends provincial investigation unit, commissioner

A lengthy report highlighting money laundering in B.C. is recommending the province create its own money-laundering intelligence and investigation unit. Former B.C. Supreme Court justice Austin Cullen was commissioned to do the report in 2019. He says in his report, Lower Mainland casinos “accepted hundreds of millions of dollars in...

Fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees to be held at Filberg Centre

A local cultural society will be hosting a fundraising event for Ukrainian refugees in the area. Handmade perogies, cabbage rolls and kubasa with a dill pickle and a small tub of sour cream in clam will be served at the fundraiser by the Comox Valley Ukrainian Cultural Society. The take-out food...

Unvaccinated Canadians allowed to travel domestically and internationally beginning June 20th

Unvaccinated Canadians will soon be able to board a plane or train. Federal officials announced Tuesday afternoon that, as of June 20th, the vaccine mandate for domestic and outbound international travellers will end. The restriction was announced last October as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19. Those coming back to...

Federal Government Urged to Implement Windfall Profits Tax for Oil and Gas Companies

BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, along with the leaders of the Green Party in New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, is calling for a national tax on windfall profits for oil and gas companies. Furstenau says people are "struggling with record-breaking affordability challenge right now." She says inflation is at...

Shortage of Trades Workers Continues to Grow

Construction companies on Vancouver Island face increasing difficulty in finding enough skilled trades workers for their projects. Vancouver Island Construction Association CEO Rory Kulmala says there are currently record levels of construction on the island, but contractors face a challenge filling positions. "They're just not able to find the workers to...
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