UPDATE: British Columbians pocketing almost one-eighth more income – Castlegar News

British Columbians are taking home 12.2 per cent more than they were 10 years ago.
Statistics Canada data released Wednesday suggests that incomes in the province rose by 12.2 per cent between 2005 and 2015. .

Richmond, B.C., opts for persuasion over bylaws in campaign against non-English signs – British Columbia – CBC News

After four years of protests and contentious council meetings, the debate over how Richmond, B.C., should deal with business signs that don’t include English came to a quiet conclusion. .

In surprise move, Kamloops Chamber lauds minimum wage hike | CFJC Today

Earlier this year, the B.C. Liberals announced it would increase the province’s minimum wage by 50 cents from $10.85 to $11.35 an hour.
The new NDP government has held true to that promise, with the new wage coming into effect Friday.

250 News | Northern B.C’s First Independent Online News Site to Close

“This has been a very difficult decision for me” says Elaine Macdonald-Meisner, co founder of the popular independent online news site which will post its last story on Saturday September 30th.

Vancouver Island logger latest to depart industry feeling the squeeze | Vancouver Sun

W.D. Moore Logging has been a mainstay of the tiny hamlet of Winter Harbour at the northern tip of Vancouver Island for 90 years, but is getting out of the business this year citing razor-thin profits in a business where they feel the playing field is tilted against them.

Darryl Plecas: Why I took the Speaker’s job | The Province

‘It was the right thing to do,’ he says, after angry Liberals boot him from the party.
Darryl Plecas says he feels great after breaking the chains of the Liberal party and accepting the d

ICBC rate hike will cost average driver $130 per year | Vancouver Sun

Drivers who get their basic and optional insurance through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia can expect to pay an extra $130 per year as the NDP government boosts insurance rates to deal with serious financial issues at the beleaguered Crown insurer. .

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