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    Royal Bank of Canada defends practices after being named in Panama Papers leak

    Royal Bank of Canada defends practices after being named in Panama Papers leak


    RBC is one of several institutions named in documents leaked to expose activities in offshore tax havens, but the bank says it has procedures in place to detect and prevent tax...

    RBC is one of several institutions named in documents leaked to expose activities in offshore tax havens, but the bank says it has procedures in place to detect and prevent tax evasion
    The greener side of fashion: Sustainable style a growing trend

    The greener side of fashion: Sustainable style a growing trend


    An increasing number of local and international retailers are looking to promote sustainable practices in the fashion...

    An increasing number of local and international retailers are looking to promote sustainable practices in the fashion world.
    Cam Cole: Under Masters boss Payne's plan, not the same old Augusta National

    Cam Cole: Under Masters boss Payne's plan, not the same old Augusta National


    On TV, it will look like your father's Masters Tournament. But outside the ropes, on chairman Billy Payne's watch, it's not the same old Augusta...

    On TV, it will look like your father's Masters Tournament. But outside the ropes, on chairman Billy Payne's watch, it's not the same old Augusta National.
    Vaughn Palmer: Independent MLA leads the charge for election finance reform

    Vaughn Palmer: Independent MLA leads the charge for election finance reform


    As the legislature resumed Monday after a two-week spring break, Independent MLA Vicki Huntington was first on her feet during introduction of bills with as timely a measure as the house has seen this...

    As the legislature resumed Monday after a two-week spring break, Independent MLA Vicki Huntington was first on her feet during introduction of bills with as timely a measure as the house has seen this session.
    BC rules out banning corporate and union donations

    BC rules out banning corporate and union donations


    B.C. will not ban political donations from corporations and unions, says the province's finance...

    B.C. will not ban political donations from corporations and unions, says the province's finance minister.
    Big brewers get crafty to fight loss of market share

    Big brewers get crafty to fight loss of market share


    Canada's oldest brewer Molson Coors is getting crafty in the way it makes and markets beer, launching the American craft import Belgian Moon and dusting off a century-old recipe for its 1908 Pale...

    Canada's oldest brewer Molson Coors is getting crafty in the way it makes and markets beer, launching the American craft import Belgian Moon and dusting off a century-old recipe for its 1908 Pale Ale.
    Most senior nursing homes miss Ministry of Health staffing guideline

    Most senior nursing homes miss Ministry of Health staffing guideline


    The vast majority of government-funded long-term care homes for seniors in B.C. do not meet Ministry of Health staffing guidelines. The Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory, a report released recently by the Office of the Seniors Advocate,...

    The vast majority of government-funded long-term care homes for seniors in B.C. do not meet Ministry of Health staffing guidelines. The Residential Care Facilities Quick Facts Directory, a report released recently by the Office of the Seniors Advocate, compiles staffing, serious incident reports and other quality of life measures for every publicly funded seniors home […]
    Where is Trudeau government heading on China?

    Where is Trudeau government heading on China?


    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is undertaking a major internal review of Canada’s relationship with China, cautiously considering steps that include launching free trade negotiations and helping up to 100,000 Canadian students study...

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is undertaking a major internal review of Canada’s relationship with China, cautiously considering steps that include launching free trade negotiations and helping up to 100,000 Canadian students study there. T
    Here’s how the shell companies exposed in the Panama Papers work

    Here’s how the shell companies exposed in the Panama Papers work


    There are completely legitimate reasons to use an offshore holding company, but recent events reveal how people may be using them to disguise ownership of...

    There are completely legitimate reasons to use an offshore holding company, but recent events reveal how people may be using them to disguise ownership of assets
    B.C. First Nations tourist draw has a big piece of tawdry Trump history

    B.C. First Nations tourist draw has a big piece of tawdry Trump history


    A First Nations band is planning to start luring tourists this summer to the northern B.C. ghost town where Donald Trump’s pioneering grandfather once ran a...

    A First Nations band is planning to start luring tourists this summer to the northern B.C. ghost town where Donald Trump’s pioneering grandfather once ran a brothel.
    Ian Mulgrew: Pilot legal aid project supporting families

    Ian Mulgrew: Pilot legal aid project supporting families


    A pilot legal aid project for parents — particularly aboriginal parents — is showing great promise and getting child-custody disputes out of court and resolved quicker and more...

    A pilot legal aid project for parents — particularly aboriginal parents — is showing great promise and getting child-custody disputes out of court and resolved quicker and more cheaply.
    Rental housing is for residents, says Vancouver councillor eyeing Airbnb rules

    Rental housing is for residents, says Vancouver councillor eyeing Airbnb rules


    A Vancouver councillor is eyeing regulation of home-sharing services like Airbnb, as the city’s rental vacancy rate hovers near zero. Coun. Geoff Meggs wants to expand and accelerate a study already underway by city staff on the effect Airbnb and...

    A Vancouver councillor is eyeing regulation of home-sharing services like Airbnb, as the city’s rental vacancy rate hovers near zero. Coun. Geoff Meggs wants to expand and accelerate a study already underway by city staff on the effect Airbnb and similar websites are having on the supply of rental housing. “We’re going to […]
    B.C. nurses' college warns about helping in assisted-dying cases

    B.C. nurses' college warns about helping in assisted-dying cases


    A B.C. Supreme Court ruling allowing a terminally-ill woman a medically-assisted death has not opened the door to nurses now participating in hastened death, the College of Registered Nurse of B.C. said...

    A B.C. Supreme Court ruling allowing a terminally-ill woman a medically-assisted death has not opened the door to nurses now participating in hastened death, the College of Registered Nurse of B.C. said Monday.
    Canucks a royal pain for California contenders, beat Kings 3-2

    Canucks a royal pain for California contenders, beat Kings 3-2


    Now that the least is expected of them — or wanted from them, if you ask the draftists — the Vancouver Canucks have built their longest winning streak of the season. It began five days ago. It took the Canucks six months and 79 National Hockey League...

    Now that the least is expected of them — or wanted from them, if you ask the draftists — the Vancouver Canucks have built their longest winning streak of the season. It began five days ago. It took the Canucks six months and 79 National Hockey League games to win three straight. They finally made […]
    Liberal MLA urges own government to freeze carbon tax

    Liberal MLA urges own government to freeze carbon tax


    A B.C. Liberal MLA has started an online petition to pressure his own government to not raise the carbon...

    A B.C. Liberal MLA has started an online petition to pressure his own government to not raise the carbon tax.
    Perspectives on online vs. in-store retailing

    Perspectives on online vs. in-store retailing


    Many businesses pursuing multi-channel retailing are doing it wrong, Ikea Canada president Stefan Sjostrand said in a recent...

    Many businesses pursuing multi-channel retailing are doing it wrong, Ikea Canada president Stefan Sjostrand said in a recent interview.
    RCMP failed to pay former B.C. agent for risky work, lawsuit claims

    RCMP failed to pay former B.C. agent for risky work, lawsuit claims


    A man who claims to be a former agent for the RCMP is suing the force for allegedly failing to pay him for his clandestine activities. The man, identified in a lawsuit only as Agent E,  says that from 20o1 until late 2014, he worked under the RCMP to...

    A man who claims to be a former agent for the RCMP is suing the force for allegedly failing to pay him for his clandestine activities. The man, identified in a lawsuit only as Agent E,  says that from 20o1 until late 2014, he worked under the RCMP to provide investigative services in the areas […]
    More gun violence in Surrey; murder in Burnaby

    More gun violence in Surrey; murder in Burnaby


    Since Surrey RCMP said Friday they had implemented successful strategies to combat gun violence, there have been three more...

    Since Surrey RCMP said Friday they had implemented successful strategies to combat gun violence, there have been three more shootings.
    ‘I’m here to show the authorities my disrespect’: Thousands of Icelanders protest as PM snubs calls to quit

    ‘I’m here to show the authorities my disrespect’: Thousands of Icelanders protest as PM snubs calls to quit


    Anders Clausen, a mathematician, said he was there 'to protest the double standards of our politicians. I want parliamentary elections and the resignation of Sigmundur David and his...

    Anders Clausen, a mathematician, said he was there 'to protest the double standards of our politicians. I want parliamentary elections and the resignation of Sigmundur David and his cabinet'
    Seattle-based Alaska Air buying Virgin America in deal worth more than $2 billion

    Seattle-based Alaska Air buying Virgin America in deal worth more than $2 billion


    NEW YORK – Alaska Air Group Inc. is buying Virgin America in a deal worth more than $2 billion, combining their West Coast presence and reigniting the debate over airline consolidation. Alaska Airlines will pay $57 in cash per Virgin America share....

    NEW YORK – Alaska Air Group Inc. is buying Virgin America in a deal worth more than $2 billion, combining their West Coast presence and reigniting the debate over airline consolidation. Alaska Airlines will pay $57 in cash per Virgin America share. That’s a 47 per cent premium to its Friday closing price of $38.90. […]

    Cold-fX makers misled public, case should receive class-action approval: lawsuit


    VANCOUVER - The makers of Cold-fX are in court today fighting allegations they ignored their own research and misled consumers about the short-term effectiveness of the popular cold and flu...

    VANCOUVER - The makers of Cold-fX are in court today fighting allegations they ignored their own research and misled consumers about the short-term effectiveness of the popular cold and flu remedy.
    Strapped police forces are nonetheless moving towards costly body cameras

    Strapped police forces are nonetheless moving towards costly body cameras


    TORONTO - Some Canadian cities and police forces already wrestling with cash-flow shortages are moving toward outfitting officers with body cameras despite privacy concerns and scant consensus on the technology's...

    TORONTO - Some Canadian cities and police forces already wrestling with cash-flow shortages are moving toward outfitting officers with body cameras despite privacy concerns and scant consensus on the technology's cost-effectiveness.
    Vancouver car co-op Modo dips its toes into high-end luxury

    Vancouver car co-op Modo dips its toes into high-end luxury


    When car-share co-op Modo started in Vancouver almost two decades ago, its utilitarian members cared so little about automotive esthetics that tacking hubcaps onto their humble grocery-getters seemed overly...

    When car-share co-op Modo started in Vancouver almost two decades ago, its utilitarian members cared so little about automotive esthetics that tacking hubcaps onto their humble grocery-getters seemed overly frivolous.
    Man climbs Vancouver's Trump tower to send Trump a message

    Man climbs Vancouver's Trump tower to send Trump a message


    Diego Saul Reyna, a steel framer who lives in Port Moody, climbed to the top of the Trump hotel and tower in Vancouver this weekend to send Donald Trump a...

    Diego Saul Reyna, a steel framer who lives in Port Moody, climbed to the top of the Trump hotel and tower in Vancouver this weekend to send Donald Trump a message.
    Donald Trump: ‘I automatically win’ if rival candidate John Kasich would just quit

    Donald Trump: ‘I automatically win’ if rival candidate John Kasich would just quit


    The call for Kasich to bow out came as Republican concerns grew about the prospect of chaos if Trump fails to lock up his party's nomination, or even more so if he...

    The call for Kasich to bow out came as Republican concerns grew about the prospect of chaos if Trump fails to lock up his party's nomination, or even more so if he does
    Bear attack redefined how survivor Andy Stepniewski lives his life

    Bear attack redefined how survivor Andy Stepniewski lives his life


    In the world of Washington birding and the state's Audubon community, Andy Stepniewski is an icon. He wrote the book, quite literally, on the birds of Yakima...

    In the world of Washington birding and the state's Audubon community, Andy Stepniewski is an icon. He wrote the book, quite literally, on the birds of Yakima County.
    North Vancouver condo sold for $500K below value in 'double-ending' sale

    North Vancouver condo sold for $500K below value in 'double-ending' sale


    Residents of a North Vancouver condo tower are concerned their home values could be harmed after a vacant unit owned by investors from China was sold for $500,000 below the assessed value. The real estate agent, who double-ended the sale, says the buyer...

    Residents of a North Vancouver condo tower are concerned their home values could be harmed after a vacant unit owned by investors from China was sold for $500,000 below the assessed value. The real estate agent, who double-ended the sale, says the buyer and seller knew each other.
    Driving: Why advanced driver training makes teens worse drivers

    Driving: Why advanced driver training makes teens worse drivers


    It may seem counter-intuitive, but a new study says advanced driving schools that teach emergency manoeuvres only increase the risk of teen driving...

    It may seem counter-intuitive, but a new study says advanced driving schools that teach emergency manoeuvres only increase the risk of teen driving collisions.