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Feb 8, 2019
Vancouver property prices plunge: report
Juan Rivera

The fast-paced Vancouver real estate market appears to have come to a screeching halt. The seller’s market saw home prices rise rapidly, leaving first-time homebuyers pulling their hair in many instances. The latest report by Toronto-based Zoocasa, however, suggests the detached market is beginning to plunge in all but one area. Some...

Feb 8, 2019
Northern B.C. community platform gets mobile makeover
Juan Rivera

Love Northern BC users will soon notice an improvement in site performance. The platform, which was created to support local businesses competing against online retail and chain stores, has launched a new mobile-friendly version of the community’s website, said the Northern Development Initiative Trust in a release. The trust, which was created...

Feb 8, 2019
Inventory: B.C.'s bean-to-bar chocolate hits the sweet spot
Felicity Stone

This Valentine’s Day, check out B.C.’s bean-to-bar chocolate makers. They craft small batches from cacao beans sourced directly from farmers, then used raw or roasted and processed in-house. 1. In 2015, Glen and Helen Davies moved their family from Vancouver to Invermere...

Feb 7, 2019
B.C.’s prosperity poses challenges for real estate developers
Juan Rivera

The game of supply and demand is alive and well in B.C.’s real estate market. While Vancouverites search for housing, don’t expect 2019 to provide much good news on that front. In its latest market intel report, real estate services...

Feb 7, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $5.4 million for your granny’s house in Point Grey
Fiona Morrow

Address: 4566 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $5,398,000 Listing: R2338236 The skinny: Seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 4,490-square-foot house on an 8,082-square-foot lot in Point Grey The bling: It’s all getting too much, out there. The Russians are hacking your Facebook, and your iPhone is listening to every word...

Feb 7, 2019
Lunch with hotelier Mandy Farmer
Lucy Hyslop

During her two decades in the hospitality industry, Mandy Farmer has risen from working on the front desk through sales to become CEO of her family’s Accent Inn and Hotel Zed properties. Checking in to have fun daily, Farmer suggests...

Feb 6, 2019
Is B.C. losing its edge?
Nick Rockel

It’s Saturday morning, but this feels like fright night. In the packed basement auditorium of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre hotel, the BC Liberal Party is holding the Economy Alert rally of its annual convention. Lightning bolts flash across a...

Feb 5, 2019
Property Watch: is the B.C. housing market on the ropes?
Steve Saretsky

As expected, the B.C. government forged ahead with its speculation and vacancy tax, which took effect on January 1. This politically controversial yet publicly supported levy will penalize foreigners who don’t pay income taxes and leave a home empty for...

Feb 5, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of January 28 to February 3
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Feb 4, 2019
How building a strong brand can make you more than a commodity
Ben Baker

A brand is the essence of a company and the reason people find it valuable to them or not. Too many companies forget this. They haven’t made an effort to understand who they are, what they do, who they do it for and why those people should care.

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