July, 2020

Careers and Business

TELUS waives internet fees for low income families during COVID-19 crisis

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As Canadians across the country continue to cope with the impact of this unprecedented public health crisis, TELUS is expanding its support for low income families by automatically waiving the fees for the TELUS Internet for Good program for two months, giving customers enrolled in the program access to high speed internet in their …

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Vancouver City Council approves 25 per cent increase in Empty Homes Tax for 2020

VANCOUVER City Council on Wednesday directed City staff to amend the Vacancy Tax bylaw to increase the Empty Homes Tax rate (currently 1 per cent) to 1.25 per cent for the 2020 tax year. Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart put forward the motion which includes provision for additional .25 increases to the rate in 2021 and 2022. The mayor’s motion also asks …

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Event alert: RCMP Entrance Exam workshop

RCMP is inviting you for RCMP Entrance Exam workshop which is designed to provide you with an opportunity to prepare for police officer RCMP Entrance Exam. A recruiter will review the various components of the exam and review sample questions. You will also walk away with general test-taking strategies, tips and study resources to help prepare you for success. You are …

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CANADA’S FIRST IMPACT-INVESTMENT MORTGAGE FUND SET TO SERVE B.C.’S ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Tax-free impact investment vehicle supports housing affordability for BC tradespeople, teachers, firefighters  VICTORIA, B.C. (Nov. 6, 2019) – Essential workers in B.C. struggling to afford a home in the community where they work may soon have access to a new first-time homebuyer mortgage financing solution. A mortgage investment corporation (MIC)  launched by the non-profit BC Construction Association (BCCA) aims to …

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Private B.C. businesses will have to keep transparency records of beneficial owners

BRITISH Columbia is taking the next step in its fight against money laundering and tax evasion by requiring private B.C. businesses to keep transparency records of beneficial owners. “Hidden ownership is distorting our economy and driving up our real estate market,” said Carole James, Minister of Finance. “Right now, businesses operating in our province can hide their ownership behind numbered companies …

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Dylan Kular: Promoting Basketball for All

Abbotsford Basketball Association co-founder Dylan Kular, W.J. Mouat Secondary alumnus and community leader takes on senior management role with British Columbia’s professional basketball team.  Desi Today News Desk  There are some who play, but there are some who dedicate their lives in promoting a sport. Dylan Kular is one of them. Kular, a basketball player himself, discovered that accessing quality …

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British travel giant Thomas Cook collapses after 178 yrs in business

London, Sep 23 (IANS) After being in business for 178 years, British travel giant Thomas Cook has collapsed, leaving 22,000 jobs at risk and 150,000 tourists stranded, after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the holiday firm failed, the media reported on Monday. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the tour operator has “ceased trading with immediate effect”, the BBC reported. …

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Kater announces participation in ride-hailing as part of mobility as a service platform

Kater ride-hail to launch throughout BC by the end of the year KATER Technologies Inc., a Vancouver based technology company, announced on Tuesday that it will apply to take part in traditional ride-hailing in British Columbia following the provincial government’s announcement earlier this month. Kater will continue to provide its current service using Kater-owned vehicles and licensed cars (Kater cars), and …

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Canada to attract more workers to agri-food sector

July 12, 2019 – Mississauga – Canada is launching a new 3-year economic immigration pilot that will fill labour shortages, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production, within the agri-food sector and help meet Canada’s ambitious export targets. “Today we are delivering on something that employers, unions, and migrant workers have been calling on government to do for over a decade – …

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B.C. announces regulation and insurance policy for ride-hailing services

THE B.C. government on Monday announced that it is delivering on its commitment to bring ride-hailing to B.C. with regulations in place that will focus on passenger, driver and company safety, and will allow companies to apply to the Passenger Transportation Board by the beginning of September. “Our plan has made it possible for ride-hailing companies to apply to enter the …

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