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Local economic forums set to start

Local economic forums set to start

The first local test of the B.C. government's jobs plan begins Thursday in the North Fraser region.
NDP wants gas drilling rules tightened

NDP wants gas drilling rules tightened

NDP critics want to tighten the rules and take a close look at the environmental effects of the newest form of deep drilling.
B.C. deficit forecast tops $3 billion

B.C. deficit forecast tops $3 billion

Falling revenues have pushed B.C.'s deficit forecast above $3 billion, due to
Natural gas vehicles catching on

Natural gas vehicles catching on

With gasoline and diesel prices soaring, truck fleet operators in B.C. are discovering the benefits of converting to natural gas.
Minimum wage still too low: B.C. Fed

Minimum wage still too low: B.C. Fed

B.C. Federation of Labour wants another dollar added to bring the wage to $11.25 next fall.
Chinese firms bet big on B.C. coal

Chinese firms bet big on B.C. coal

Chinese companies have announced investments totaling $1.36 billion to develop two new coal mines in northeast B.C.
B.C. tourism focuses on skiing, Asia

B.C. tourism focuses on skiing, Asia

The B.C. government has revamped its tourism strategy, with a more modest growth target than than the one set before the 2010 Olympics.
Business targets rising municipal costs

Business targets rising municipal costs

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B.C. film fund to pitch locations

B.C. film fund to pitch locations

The B.C. Film Commission and its regional agencies are building up their library of film locations in an effort to maintain B.C.'s $1 billion film and television industry.
B.C. extends aboriginal forest rights

B.C. extends aboriginal forest rights

The B.C. government is extending its interim forest and range agreements with aboriginal people to include a new 25-year woodland licence for Crown forests.