A possible strike by 12,000 workers at 60 Loblaw owned stores across Ontario has been pushed back a week. Two days of provincially mediated talks between Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Canada's finance minister has denied that the country is heading for recession, a day after two major banks predicted economic doomsday.
Vancouver is stepping up its water restrictions in the wake of record-breaking dry weather, reminding people "It's hot, it's dry.
The B.C. government has closed rivers and streams to fishing on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands after raising the drought rating to its highest level.
Lower Mainland house prices hit record highs in June, particularly in Metro Vancouver north of the Fraser River, as hot spring sales appear to be spilling over into summer.