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A general view of the Ryerson University campus in Toronto, is seen on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Researchers with RBC are calling for an urgent reset of Canada’s immigration process to keep talented international students in country to fill key labour shortages.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Rules need change to keep international students in Canada and fill labour gaps: RBC

Study finds complicated system may be turning qualified and much-needed workers away

A general view of the Ryerson University campus in Toronto, is seen on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Researchers with RBC are calling for an urgent reset of Canada’s immigration process to keep talented international students in country to fill key labour shortages.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Minister of Environment Steven Guilbeault speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. A Canadian environmental organization is calling for more transparency and better enforcement of national regulations of toxic chemicals after more than one quarter of items bought at popular dollar stores tested positive for substances such as lead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Toxic chemicals commonly found in dollar store items, testing shows

One in four products tested were positive for managed substances

Minister of Environment Steven Guilbeault speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. A Canadian environmental organization is calling for more transparency and better enforcement of national regulations of toxic chemicals after more than one quarter of items bought at popular dollar stores tested positive for substances such as lead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. As the Bank of Canada tries to reign in red hot inflation, the central bank is engaging in another fight: one against misinformation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Did the Bank of Canada print money to finance the feds? Central bank sets record straight

Conservative leadership front-runner Pierre Poilievre has been a loud critic of the Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada is shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. As the Bank of Canada tries to reign in red hot inflation, the central bank is engaging in another fight: one against misinformation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunney’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on March 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Economy grew by annual rate of 3.3% in second quarter, Statistics Canada says

According to the federal agency, real GDP grew by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter

Statistics Canada’s offices at Tunney’s Pasture in Ottawa are shown on March 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on August 15, 2022. British Columbia’s largest public-sector union says it is standing down after more than two weeks of limited job action, following the resumption of contract talks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Restaurant and bar group hails lifting of job action by B.C. public-sector union

Industry grateful further distress was being averted for businesses already facing a labour shortage

Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on August 15, 2022. British Columbia’s largest public-sector union says it is standing down after more than two weeks of limited job action, following the resumption of contract talks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Otter Co-op purchases 25 more retail fuel locations

As part of a federal co-operative deal, Otter bought several Husky convenience stores and gas bars

  • Aug 30, 2022
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., March 14, 2019. Musk’s legal team is demanding to hear from a whistleblowing former Twitter executive who could help bolster Musk’s case for backing out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company. Twitter’s former security chief Peiter Zatko received a subpoena on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, from Musk’s team, according to Zatko’s lawyer and court records. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Musk cites whistleblower as new reason to exit Twitter deal

Twitter trying to force to Tesla boss to go through with the $44 billion deal

FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., March 14, 2019. Musk’s legal team is demanding to hear from a whistleblowing former Twitter executive who could help bolster Musk’s case for backing out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company. Twitter’s former security chief Peiter Zatko received a subpoena on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, from Musk’s team, according to Zatko’s lawyer and court records. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Logs are seen in an aerial view stacked at the Interfor sawmill, in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 12, 2018. International Trade Minister Mary Ng says Canada is formally initiating a challenge of “unwarranted and unfair” U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada formally initiates challenge of ‘unfair’ U.S. duties on softwood lumber

Feds file notice under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement’s dispute resolution system

Logs are seen in an aerial view stacked at the Interfor sawmill, in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 12, 2018. International Trade Minister Mary Ng says Canada is formally initiating a challenge of “unwarranted and unfair” U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Braby Motors co-owner Chris Davis says the dealership has been lucky with inventory. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Pandemic causes inventory shortage for Shuswap car dealers

The supply chains will be ‘cramped for a while yet’

  • Aug 30, 2022
Braby Motors co-owner Chris Davis says the dealership has been lucky with inventory. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
People stand on decks at the bow of the Celebrity Cruises vessel Celebrity Eclipse as it leaves port in Vancouver for a trip to Alaska, on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Cruise ship stuck in Vancouver by tugboat strike may sail today, passengers are told

Social media accounts flooded with complaints from people saying they are trapped aboard

People stand on decks at the bow of the Celebrity Cruises vessel Celebrity Eclipse as it leaves port in Vancouver for a trip to Alaska, on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian Federation of Independent Business says Alberta’s small business confidence dropped sharply this month.

Optimism deflating among B.C. small business owners amid inflation, labour shortages

Indexes are 23 per cent below their 2010-2019 average signaling challenging economic conditions

  • Aug 29, 2022
Canadian Federation of Independent Business says Alberta’s small business confidence dropped sharply this month.
Shuswap Bird of Prey Services owner Mandy McDiarmid holds one of the Harris hawks she works with. (Romer photography)

Longtime love of birds leads to creation of Shuswap Bird of Prey

Mandy McDiarmid provides falconry based wildlife management services

  • Aug 29, 2022
Shuswap Bird of Prey Services owner Mandy McDiarmid holds one of the Harris hawks she works with. (Romer photography)
Sidney Bakery, like many other local businesses, is looking for additional staff as employers across the country struggle to fill vacancies. According to Statistics Canada, employers were recruiting more than one million vacant positions in June for the third consecutive month. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. has more job openings than unemployed workers to fill them

Province one in four in Canada with an unemployed-to-job-vacancy rate below 1:1

Sidney Bakery, like many other local businesses, is looking for additional staff as employers across the country struggle to fill vacancies. According to Statistics Canada, employers were recruiting more than one million vacant positions in June for the third consecutive month. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Jared VanderMeer shares tips in creative photography while sharing iconic scenes of Victoria such as Fisherman’s Wharf. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)

Vancouver Island inspires North Saanich creator to go pro on TikTok

Jared VanderMeer hopes to hit 1M followers by month’s end

Jared VanderMeer shares tips in creative photography while sharing iconic scenes of Victoria such as Fisherman’s Wharf. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)
Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on Monday, August 15, 2022. British Columbian cannabis stores say they’re shutting their doors and laying off staff after the strike stopped the province’s pot distribution centre from shipping out product early last week.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. cannabis stores close, lay off staff as job action prevents pot deliveries

Legal pot retailers say 70 per cent of them could close by month’s end

Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on Monday, August 15, 2022. British Columbian cannabis stores say they’re shutting their doors and laying off staff after the strike stopped the province’s pot distribution centre from shipping out product early last week.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Moderna sues Pfizer over patents behind COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna claims Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine infringes on patents Moderna filed several years ago

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Canada’s real estate market is cooling. Here’s what to expect this fall

Realtors, economists at odds over how long pricing slide will last and how low it will go

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Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

City of Terrace backs northwest B.C.’s biggest egg producer to double output

Daybreak Farms wins big with approval to expand and modernize egg production

Daybreak Farms general manager Kieran Christison thanked the community for their “eggstraordinary” support as the farm can now get started on upgrades. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. hospitality, tourism and liquor groups seek quick resolution to BCGEU job action

B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association says industry can’t afford job action continuing

Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz examines a hydrogen powered model car as they tour a trade show, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada has short window to get ahead of U.S. hydrogen efforts, backer warns

Desire to move faster to replace oil and gas with clean energy exploded with Russia invading Ukraine

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz examines a hydrogen powered model car as they tour a trade show, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld