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The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation will have exclusive timber harvesting rights to an estimated 217,312 hectares within the Nation’s territories east of Prince George (contributed photo).

217,000-hectare deal near Prince George creates B.C.’s largest First Nations woodland

Lheidli T’enneh First Nation license will see greater forest stewardship benefits and harvesting rights

The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation will have exclusive timber harvesting rights to an estimated 217,312 hectares within the Nation’s territories east of Prince George (contributed photo).
The Kispiox First Nation has reached an agreement with the province of B.C. to pursue commercial cannabis opportunities. (file photo)

B.C.’s Kispiox First Nation strikes deal for commercial cannabis operation

Northwest-based First Nation have entered a new agreement with the province

The Kispiox First Nation has reached an agreement with the province of B.C. to pursue commercial cannabis opportunities. (file photo)
The 2024 Chevrolet SS EV is shown in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

American automakers targeting average households with new crop of EVs

In their first rollouts of electric vehicles, America’s automakers targeted people who…

The 2024 Chevrolet SS EV is shown in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
A man pumps gas in Montreal, Friday, March 4, 2022. Statistics Canada will release consumer price index data for June on Wednesday, a week after the Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate by a full percentage point as it continues its battle against high inflation.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man pumps gas in Montreal, Friday, March 4, 2022. Statistics Canada will release consumer price index data for June on Wednesday, a week after the Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate by a full percentage point as it continues its battle against high inflation.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A loonie coin is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. in April, 2014. It used to be said that a penny saved was a penny earned, but rising prices helped push out the penny years ago, and with inflation now running at well over seven per cent, it’s eating into every nickel and dime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

The complex and sometimes controversial task of counting how far a dollar goes

“It’s a very, very tough concept to measure,” said Derek Holt, head of capital markets at Scotiabank

A loonie coin is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. in April, 2014. It used to be said that a penny saved was a penny earned, but rising prices helped push out the penny years ago, and with inflation now running at well over seven per cent, it’s eating into every nickel and dime. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A man enters a Freedom Mobile store in Toronto on November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Industry minister suggests Rogers outage could weigh on $26-billion Shaw deal

“This is certainly going to be on my mind, and the mind of all Canadians”

A man enters a Freedom Mobile store in Toronto on November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Music streaming apps are shown in this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jenny Kane-AP

Supreme Court nixes double royalties for streaming or downloading music online

Under the law, a work is “performed” as soon as it is made available for on-demand streaming

Music streaming apps are shown in this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jenny Kane-AP
A farmer off of North Parallel Road drives his tractor through water. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

B.C. farmers can access new funds to prepare for extreme weather

Individuals can access up to $35,000 in cost-shared funding

A farmer off of North Parallel Road drives his tractor through water. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne participates in an announcement, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The House of Commons committee on industry and technology will hold a meeting today to discuss the recent Rogers outage.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

House of Commons industry committee to investigate Rogers outage

July 8 outage knocked out ATMs, shut down Interac payments and prevented calls to 911

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne participates in an announcement, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The House of Commons committee on industry and technology will hold a meeting today to discuss the recent Rogers outage.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A Canadian dollar coin is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The loonie hit a 20-month low today, one day after the Bank of Canada announced its largest interest rate hike since 1998. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Canadian dollar coin is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The loonie hit a 20-month low today, one day after the Bank of Canada announced its largest interest rate hike since 1998. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was third best city hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Five B.C. hotels hit Canada’s Top 10 for international travellers

Victoria’s Empress, Hotel Vancouver among a 6 Fairmont properties on the Travel + Leisure list

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel was third best city hotel in Canada by Travel + Leisure. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Lawyers, staff, family members and friends from South Surrey’s Forte Workplace Law took part in a beach cleanup along White Rock’s waterfront July 4. The group removed 50 pounds of trash, including many bottle caps, plastic straws and cigarette butts. (Contributed photo)

Workplace beach cleanup sees 50 pounds of trash removed from White Rock waterfront

Lawyers, staff, family and friends from Forte Workplace Law rolled up their sleeves on July 4

Lawyers, staff, family members and friends from South Surrey’s Forte Workplace Law took part in a beach cleanup along White Rock’s waterfront July 4. The group removed 50 pounds of trash, including many bottle caps, plastic straws and cigarette butts. (Contributed photo)
WestJet Airlines says a system outage Thursday morning is delaying some flights and intermittently impacting the company’s operations. A Westjet employee assists people checking in for a domestic flight at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WestJet check-in restored after system-wide outage snarled cross-country travel

System outages affected both WestJet Airlines and air traffic control agency NAV Canada

WestJet Airlines says a system outage Thursday morning is delaying some flights and intermittently impacting the company’s operations. A Westjet employee assists people checking in for a domestic flight at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, January 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rogers Communications Inc. will compensate its customers for the massive outage that crippled its network last week by crediting them with the equivalent of five days of service as a first step. Telecommunications company Rogers Communications signage is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rogers to credit customers with equivalent of five days of service for outage

July 8 outage affected 911 services as well as financial networks and other critical services

Rogers Communications Inc. will compensate its customers for the massive outage that crippled its network last week by crediting them with the equivalent of five days of service as a first step. Telecommunications company Rogers Communications signage is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Twitter application is seen on a digital device, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. Twitter said Tuesday, July 12, 2022, that it has sued Elon Musk to force him to complete the $44 billion acquisition of the social media company. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
The Twitter application is seen on a digital device, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. Twitter said Tuesday, July 12, 2022, that it has sued Elon Musk to force him to complete the $44 billion acquisition of the social media company. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
A Via Rail employee stands beside the entrance to a new train on display at the train station in Ottawa, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Via Rail strike averted with last-minute deal with Unifor

Deal prevents 2,400 workers from walking off the job, still has to be ratified by the union

A Via Rail employee stands beside the entrance to a new train on display at the train station in Ottawa, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough (centre-left) visited plant-based food manufacturer Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd.’s production facility in her riding of Delta on July 7, 2022, the same day the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced the government was investing over $1.4 million in the company. (submitted photo)

Feds invests over $1.4 million in Delta plant-based food producer

Big Mountain Foods 2 to add fully-automated robotic equipment to increase capacity and efficiency

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough (centre-left) visited plant-based food manufacturer Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd.’s production facility in her riding of Delta on July 7, 2022, the same day the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced the government was investing over $1.4 million in the company. (submitted photo)
Fans sit outside the Rogers Centre after The Weeknd’s Toronto show is postponed, amid telecommunication company Rogers’ service trouble, Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Minister directs telecoms to reach agreement on assisting each other during outages

Direction comes in the wake of lengthy Rogers service shutdown last week

Fans sit outside the Rogers Centre after The Weeknd’s Toronto show is postponed, amid telecommunication company Rogers’ service trouble, Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Produce is shown in a grocery store in Toronto. A recent survey says a quarter of Canadians are cutting back on essentials like food, housing and utilities due to rampant inflation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian household budgets stretched thin as inflation, interest rates rise: Survey

MNP poll finds nearly half of respondents are reining in non-essential spending on outings

Produce is shown in a grocery store in Toronto. A recent survey says a quarter of Canadians are cutting back on essentials like food, housing and utilities due to rampant inflation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Heppell’s Potato Corp. gives away misshapen potatoes periodically to those in need. Pictured is the Heppell family’s Campbell Heights property of their potato crops, where they also grow many other root vegetables. (Sobia Moman photo)

South Surrey farm gives away ‘ugly’ potatoes, brings awareness to food insecurity

Heppell’s Potatoes gave away 2,000 pounds of free potatoes to community members

Heppell’s Potato Corp. gives away misshapen potatoes periodically to those in need. Pictured is the Heppell family’s Campbell Heights property of their potato crops, where they also grow many other root vegetables. (Sobia Moman photo)