Five ways to fireproof your home

Last summer in B.C., 190 homes and nearly 250 other buildings were completely destroyed by wildfires in both the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the Cariboo Regional District. To reduce losses like this in the future, there are things people can do to make their homes safer if a wildfire strikes.
Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau, Welbi, Startup Canada, Evolocity

Government of Canada spending a billion plus to boost women-led businesses

Over five years, the federal government will spend an additional $20 million to help women enter and succeed in the trades and $32 million to create career pathways for visible minorities and women who are new to Canada. The package also adds $105 million over five years to the coffers of regional development agencies that support investments in women-led businesses, and $1.4 billion over 3 years.