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Jun 4, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: May 26 to June 1
By the Editors

Both the most- and least-expensive homes sold in B.C. last week were in the Lower Mainland: a single family home in North Vancouver and a condo in Surrey. Realtors have to unpublish online listings once they're sold, but details—address, price, days...

Jun 4, 2019
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of May 27 to June 2
Munro’s Books

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

Jun 4, 2019
Viking Air's newly acquired Dash-8 is ready for takeoff
Matt O'Grady

When Dave Curtis calls in early February, it’s the seventh time our interview has been rescheduled over the course of three months. The CEO of Viking Air has been a very busy man—and, if truth be told, a bit worried about talking to the media in the wake of his...

Jun 4, 2019
The Future of Work: Job-hunting in the gig economy
Ryan Stuart

The rise of freelancing and contract labour changes not only how we work but how we find work, notes Ron McGowan. “We’re a society that knows how to apply for a job,” says the Vancouver-based employment expert and author. “The...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC North Coast
Michael McCullough

One of B.C.’s smallest economic regions by population, the North Coast nonetheless finds itself home to the largest capital project in Canadian history over the next several years. On October 1, 2018, LNG Canada, a joint venture of global energy companies led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, announced it had...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Cariboo
Michael McCullough

The Cariboo was the site of the 1858 gold rush that brought large numbers of settlers to British Columbia for the first time. Today the region is still the working heart of the province, its economy strongly influenced by the cycles of commodity prices and new infrastructure investment. The largest city...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Kootenay
Michael McCullough

Lying along B.C.’s eastern border, the Kootenay region is a diverse economy that includes mining, refining, forestry, tourism and the tech sectors. The Kootenays boast the province’s lowest unemployment rate of 3.1%. Economists for the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. noted in their Regional Check-Up 2018: “The number of jobs...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Thompson Okanagan
Michael McCullough

BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA In the words of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, the Thompson-Okanagan region has enjoyed a “stellar year in terms of economic growth” (Regional Check-Up 2018). Strong job creation has absorbed much of the remaining slack...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Vancouver Island Coast
Michael McCullough

Other Canadians think of Vancouver Island mostly for having the most benign, un-Canadian climate in the country. And sure enough, the region attracts more than its share of retirees and other well-heeled migrants from colder climes. But the Island is also accommodating to business, with a thriving, diversified economy. “Vancouver Island...

Jun 1, 2019
Invest In BC Nechako
Michael McCullough

With the smallest population base of all B.C.’s development regions – the largest city is Smithers, population 5,400 – the Nechako region can see its economic fortunes materially affected by a single mill shutdown or highway construction project or, as is the case for the foreseeable future, developments in neighbouring...

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