Help is on the way for B.C.’s lowest-paid workers

British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers will earn a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021, Premier John Horgan announced today, endorsing the recommendations of the Fair Wages Commission. “Regular, predictable increases to our minimum wage are one important way we can make …

Province and Airbnb working to fund affordable housing

The British Columbia government and Airbnb have reached an arrangement allowing the online company to collect provincial sales taxes on all short-term rentals conducted through its platform — a move that will help fund housing affordability measures for British Columbians …

Applications for Hosting BC sports event grants now open

Communities and organizations interested in hosting sporting events in 2018 can now apply for funding through the Hosting BC grant program. Hosting BC grants provide funds up to $35,000 to communities for hosting sporting events, while fostering economic, social and …