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Jan 15, 2018
What B.C. residents think of Horgan government’s performance: poll

During the provincial election campaign last spring, then-candidate John Horgan promised to send the Site C dam project for review and hold a referendum on changing the first-past-the-post election system. Once Horgan became premier, he carried through on the first...

Jan 12, 2018
Are British Columbians better off financially than 10 years ago?

A decade after the Great Recession, Mackenzie Financial Corp. has surveyed 1,500 residents across the country about their current financial situation compared to 10 years ago—and what they expect for the future. The Toronto-based asset management firm found that: Nearly half of B.C.

Jan 10, 2018
BroadbandTV launches new interactive division

Vancouver’s BroadbandTV Corp. has broadened its impressive global reach. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 10, the digital entertainment company announced BBTV Interactive, a new division that creates games and mobile apps for a variety of...

Jan 8, 2018
Dramatic rise in Canadian employment may affect interest rates

Canadian employment surged by 78,600 in December, defying general expectations that the economy would add just 2,000 jobs, according to a recent Global Research report by HSBC Global Securities Inc. Many of the positions were part-time (54,900), and most of the increase...

Jan 8, 2018
Canadian airline sued over treatment of passengers

Air Passenger Rights, a Canadian advocacy organization based in Halifax, has filed a lawsuit against Montreal-based Air Transat and the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). In July 2017, passengers were kept aboard two Air Transat flights that had been diverted due...

Jan 5, 2018
Canada’s luxury real estate hot spots in 2018

Luxury global real estate firm Engel & Völkers has released a report on market trends and predictions for four Canadian cities—Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary—and two Quebec ski resorts: Mont-Tremblant and Bromont. In the first three quarters of 2017, the highest asking...

Jan 5, 2018
Why Canada’s economy is set to slide

In the third quarter of 2017, Canada’s economic growth slowed to 1.7 per cent (quarterly annualized) from an average pace of 4 per cent in the first half of the year. This is a sign that the economy will expand...

Jan 3, 2018
Michelle Obama visits Vancouver February 15

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has invited former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama to speak at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. “Our organization is honoured to provide a platform for distinguished dignitaries and thought leaders such as Michelle Obama to share...

Dec 18, 2017
BC Restaurant & Food Services Association keys in on three trends for 2018

It’s been a tumultuous year for the BC Restaurant & Food Services Association (BCRFA). For starters, the province’s food and beverage industry has been hit with a crippling labour shortage for most of 2017, prompting BCRFA president and CEO Ian Tostenson...

Dec 18, 2017
Vancouver industrial real estate sales are up in price, down in number

The days of industrial property in Vancouver could be numbered, according to Avison Young Inc. A new report by the Toronto-based commercial real estate services firm puts industrial building sales in the city at $192 million in 2016, the highest annual total on record. However, that value was based on 43 sales, the lowest such number...

Dec 5, 2017
Poll: Is your business ready for natural disasters?

Given the number of natural disasters in North America alone recently, in October, BCBusiness asked Mustel Group to survey provincial businesses on how prepared they are. Of the 203 owners contacted, “four in 10 think that they do have a plan, but still that leaves six in 10 that have...

Dec 5, 2017
One-third of Canadian baby boomers plan to give their kids living inheritances: survey

A large portion of baby boomers in Canadian cities think their children can’t afford to wait for them to die. A significant number of Canadians aged 52 to 71 are planning to or have already given their children living inheritances to buy property, according to a new survey from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and Vancouver’s...

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