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Ride-sharing law a year away in B.C. as government hires expert to consult

VICTORIA — Ride sharing in British Columbia is at least a year away despite an NDP promise to bring in services like Uber and Lyft by the end of 2017 after the government announced the hiring of a consultant Monday to direct the way forward.
Loblaw Companies lays off 500 office workers in cost-cutting drive

Loblaw Companies lays off 500 office workers in cost-cutting drive

VANCOUVER — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is laying off 500 of its office workers, but the company says it still expects to create more jobs than it eliminates this year.
Ontario college strike cancels classes for about half a million students

Ontario college strike cancels classes for about half a million students

TORONTO — Classes were cancelled for about half a million students in Ontario on Monday as faculty at the province's colleges went on strike.
Tears, sorrow as families speak of missing and murdered Indigenous women

Tears, sorrow as families speak of missing and murdered Indigenous women

WINNIPEG — Family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women sobbed, fought back tears and expressed anger Monday as they recounted what happened to their loved ones.
Canadian horse 'checks in' at pet-friendly Kentucky motel

Canadian horse 'checks in' at pet-friendly Kentucky motel

A Kentucky motel's pet-friendly policy was put to the test earlier this month when an Ontario woman checked her horse into a room on her way to a competition. Lindsey Partridge, of Kawartha Lakes, Ont.
TMX Group cracks down on marijuana companies that violate U.S. federal laws

TMX Group cracks down on marijuana companies that violate U.S. federal laws

TORONTO — Companies with business activities that violate U.S. federal law regarding marijuana could undergo a delisting review at the Toronto Stock Exchange, said The TMX Group, which operates the main index and TSX venture.
Morneau's credibility on the line as Liberals hit reset button on tax reforms

Morneau's credibility on the line as Liberals hit reset button on tax reforms

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau hit the reset button on his government's controversial small-business tax reforms Monday but the awkward spectacle of the prime minister sidelining his finance minister, along with mushrooming questions about Bill Morneau's pe
A list of consultations, audits and reviews by B.C. government on some issues

A list of consultations, audits and reviews by B.C. government on some issues

VICTORIA — The British Columbia New Democrat government has announced reviews or consultations on a number of issues since coming to power in July. On Monday, the NDP announced it had hired a consultant to review the issue of ride-sharing.

Pharmacists say rural B.C. needs injectable treatment in overdose crisis fight

VANCOUVER — Chronic opioid users in rural and remote communities in British Columbia need access to supervised injectable treatment that is already available in the Vancouver area, says the head of the BC Pharmacy Association.
Alleged victims sue man awarded millions after acquittal in sex-assault case

Alleged victims sue man awarded millions after acquittal in sex-assault case

VANCOUVER — A man who was acquitted of 10 counts of sexual assault after spending 27 years in prison is being sued by some of his alleged victims. Five women, identified only as Jane Does, have filed a lawsuit in B.C.