Minister sees ‘glimmers’ of confidence as B.C. jobless rate hits 13.4 per cent

Minister sees ‘glimmers’ of confidence as B.C. jobless rate hits 13.4 per cent
VICTORIA — The jobless rate in British Columbia continues to climb, increasing to 13.4 per cent last month, but Finance Minister Carole James says there are signs of growing confidence. Statistics Canada labour data for May show the province created 43,300 jobs last month, despite losing 353,200 jobs since the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a widespread economic shutdown. James said the... Read More

SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets

SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s debut astronaut launch is the biggest, most visible opening shot yet in NASA’s grand plan for commercializing Earth’s backyard. Amateur astronauts, private space stations, flying factories, out-of-this-world movie sets — this is the future the space agency is striving to shape as it eases out of low-Earth orbit and aims for the moon and Mars.... Read More