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Doug Pawson, executive director of End Homelessness St. John's, poses for a picture in the City Centre of St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, October 30, 2020. Anti-poverty advocates say the one-time cash payments being given to aid residents in several provinces deal with inflation are a missed opportunity to help those with the most need. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

As provinces hand out cash, advocates say inflation help should be more targeted

One-time nature of government payments mean they don’t address enduring needs

Doug Pawson, executive director of End Homelessness St. John's, poses for a picture in the City Centre of St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, October 30, 2020. Anti-poverty advocates say the one-time cash payments being given to aid residents in several provinces deal with inflation are a missed opportunity to help those with the most need. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Ships are loaded with coal at Westshore Terminals in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday February 19, 2014, as seen from a National Aerial Surveillance Program flight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Westshore Terminals reaches tentative deal with union, work resumes at terminal

Terms of the six-year agreement with Local 502 were not immediately available

Ships are loaded with coal at Westshore Terminals in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday February 19, 2014, as seen from a National Aerial Surveillance Program flight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada to allow international students to work more hours due to labour shortage

CASA: ‘This is not only a win for international students, but also for Canada’

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Seaspan B.C. tugboat operations ground to a halt after unionized marine workers launched job action at noon on Thursday (Aug. 25). (Seaspan photo)

How 165 workers parked tugboats and froze a B.C. shipyard

Other unions drawn into dispute between Seaspan, tugboat staff at North Vancouver shipyard, drydock

Seaspan B.C. tugboat operations ground to a halt after unionized marine workers launched job action at noon on Thursday (Aug. 25). (Seaspan photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, front right, and Squamish Nation councillor Khelsilem arrive for an announcement and groundbreaking at the First Nation’s Senakw housing development site in Vancouver on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. A Vancouver residents association has launched a legal bid to quash the services agreement between the city and the Squamish Nation relating to the largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in Canadian history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lawsuit targets largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in B.C. history

Group argues services deal for Squamish Nation’s Senakw project in Vancouver unlawfully approved

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, front right, and Squamish Nation councillor Khelsilem arrive for an announcement and groundbreaking at the First Nation’s Senakw housing development site in Vancouver on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. A Vancouver residents association has launched a legal bid to quash the services agreement between the city and the Squamish Nation relating to the largest Indigenous-led housing and retail development in Canadian history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A package of Pawsitive Bones, a dog treat, produced by Food Shift, made of ingredients that are usually discarded, is shown Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Alameda, California. “Best before” labels are coming under scrutiny as concerns about food waste grow around the world. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to estimate peak freshness. But “best before” labels have nothing to do with safety, and some worry they encourage consumers to throw away food that’s perfectly fine to eat. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

‘Best Before’ labels scrutinized as food waste concerns grow

‘These dates don’t actually mean that they’re not edible or they’re not still nutritious or tasty’

A package of Pawsitive Bones, a dog treat, produced by Food Shift, made of ingredients that are usually discarded, is shown Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Alameda, California. “Best before” labels are coming under scrutiny as concerns about food waste grow around the world. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to estimate peak freshness. But “best before” labels have nothing to do with safety, and some worry they encourage consumers to throw away food that’s perfectly fine to eat. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
Shown is the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center housing the Court of Chancery in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Elon Musk is abandoning his legal battle to back out of buying Twitter by offering to go through with his original $44 billion bid for the social media platform. The offer comes just two weeks before Twitter’s lawsuit seeking to force Musk to go through with the deal goes to trial in Delaware Chancery Court. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Musk Twitter turnaround highlights legal challenge he faced

Billionaire says he’ll now complete the deal, but only if trial is put on hold

Shown is the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center housing the Court of Chancery in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Elon Musk is abandoning his legal battle to back out of buying Twitter by offering to go through with his original $44 billion bid for the social media platform. The offer comes just two weeks before Twitter’s lawsuit seeking to force Musk to go through with the deal goes to trial in Delaware Chancery Court. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
The new Amazon facility in Sidney is expected to open in early-to-mid October. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Vancouver Island’s massive new $65 million Amazon facility expected to open this month

Contractor, as well as Amazon itself, continue to hire as Sidney warehouse set to open soon

The new Amazon facility in Sidney is expected to open in early-to-mid October. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto's financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Top Canadian corporations paid $30 billion less in taxes in 2021 than would be expected, according to a new report from Canadians for Tax Fairness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan

Advocacy group calls out corporate ‘tax avoidance,’ cites billions lost in new report

Canadians for Tax Fairness found average $13.5 billion shortfall in tax revenues before pandemic

Bank towers are shown from Bay Street in Toronto's financial district, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Top Canadian corporations paid $30 billion less in taxes in 2021 than would be expected, according to a new report from Canadians for Tax Fairness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrien Veczan
Houses are seen on a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says September’s homes sales dropped by 46 per cent since last year and 10 per cent from August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver home sales down from August, way down from a year ago

Last month’s sales were almost 36 per cent below the 10-year September sales average

Houses are seen on a hillside in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says September’s homes sales dropped by 46 per cent since last year and 10 per cent from August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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WorkBC Career Fair returns to an in-person format in Courtenay

WorkBC Career Fair returns to in-person after a two-year hiatus on Friday,…

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FILE - Tesla Motors, Inc. CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University as part of the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris on Dec. 2, 2015. An early prototype of Tesla Inc.’s proposed Optimus humanoid robot slowly and awkwardly walked onto a stage, turned, and waved to a cheering crowd at the company’s artificial intelligence event Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

What if Musk loses the Twitter case but defies the court?

Analyst: Damages for breach of contract might be a possible remedy if Tesla owner loses court battle

FILE - Tesla Motors, Inc. CEO Elon Musk speaks at the Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University as part of the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris on Dec. 2, 2015. An early prototype of Tesla Inc.’s proposed Optimus humanoid robot slowly and awkwardly walked onto a stage, turned, and waved to a cheering crowd at the company’s artificial intelligence event Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Embracing the theme "Leading the Next Normal," the Safety Alliance BC's Make It Safe conference has two components – in person Oct. 14 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, and online Oct. 27 and 28 – a chance to look at "What's Next: Beyond the New Normal."

Make It Safe: B.C. conference highlights the holistic nature of workplace safety

Register now for the in-person and online conference from Manufacturing Safety Alliance

Embracing the theme "Leading the Next Normal," the Safety Alliance BC's Make It Safe conference has two components – in person Oct. 14 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, and online Oct. 27 and 28 – a chance to look at "What's Next: Beyond the New Normal."
A Lululemon Athletica logo in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday August 21, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lululemon settles lawsuit against Peloton over alleged patent infringement

Settlement comes a day after a New York court dismissed a lawsuit by Peloton

A Lululemon Athletica logo in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday August 21, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A pedestrian walks past a Deloitte sign in downtown Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. A tight labour market and elevated savings during the pandemic will cushion the impact of a recession on Canadians, says a new report from Deloitte. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Labour shortage, pandemic savings to soften blow of short-lived recession: report

Deloitte forecasts Canada will enter a short-lived recession by the end of the year

A pedestrian walks past a Deloitte sign in downtown Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. A tight labour market and elevated savings during the pandemic will cushion the impact of a recession on Canadians, says a new report from Deloitte. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx Air, announces the startup of the new airline at a news conference announcing Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada’s low-cost airlines expand services, announces Flair and Lynx

Flair plans to be Canada’s third largest domestic airline by next summer

Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx Air, announces the startup of the new airline at a news conference announcing Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Heavy machinery clears up washed-up buildings and rubble in the harbour in Burnt Island, Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada, stretching from Nova Scotia’s eastern mainland to Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island and southwestern Newfoundland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Newfoundland fishers face livelihood questions after Fiona storm damage

Fiona’s path of destruction through Atlantic Canada heavily damaged the fishing industry

Heavy machinery clears up washed-up buildings and rubble in the harbour in Burnt Island, Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Fiona left a trail of destruction across much of Atlantic Canada, stretching from Nova Scotia’s eastern mainland to Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island and southwestern Newfoundland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
MeepMeep co-founder Eve Olynyk tosses a disc during a round of disc golf. (Courtesy of MeepMeep)

MeepMeep’s chirping disc golf tracker looks to grow game, end player frustration

B.C. company’s app-driven unit aims to open sport to the visually impaired, help find lost discs

MeepMeep co-founder Eve Olynyk tosses a disc during a round of disc golf. (Courtesy of MeepMeep)
A WestJet Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft arrives at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Airports in Atlantic Canada are resuming operations after hurricane Fiona stopped most flights in and out of the region over the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Atlantic airports resume operations after hurricane Fiona triggers cancellations

Flights to and from Charlottetown and Deer Lake resumed today, Sydney to resume tomorrow

A WestJet Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft arrives at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Airports in Atlantic Canada are resuming operations after hurricane Fiona stopped most flights in and out of the region over the weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Lost Faucet Sauna House (3455 Cumberland Rd., Courtenay) is Vancouver Island’s first sauna-centred spa offering the German ritual of Aufguss and the traditional, Eastern European Banya with venik. Photo by @shantinaraephotography

Get an authentic Eastern European sauna experience without leaving the Comox Valley

Some people travel thousands of kilometres for an authentic Eastern European sauna…

The Lost Faucet Sauna House (3455 Cumberland Rd., Courtenay) is Vancouver Island’s first sauna-centred spa offering the German ritual of Aufguss and the traditional, Eastern European Banya with venik. Photo by @shantinaraephotography