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Jun 25, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: June 16 to 22

The two most-expensive properties sold last week fetched similar prices, but style-wise they couldn’t be more different. The priciest was a 2,250-square-foot Yaletown condo with mountain and ocean views, according to MLS figures analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo Realty for BCBusiness. Originally listed for...

Jun 12, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: June 2 to 8

Victoria was the real estate hot spot last week. The most expensive home sold in B.C. was in Uplands—and it went for slightly above the asking price of $4.45 million. Thanks to its proximity to the University of Victoria, Uplands...

Jun 5, 2019
After Hours: What to read and do this June

With the surface deposits of California’s gold mines largely tapped out, in 1858 more than 25,000 fortune hunters headed north to the Fraser River Canyon, where local First Nations had discovered the precious ore. The resulting Fraser River War between...

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

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...

May 29, 2019
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: May 19 to 25

Sales data was obtained from B.C. real estate boards by Zolo Realty on behalf of BCBusiness. The type of information from each board may vary. Over six million home shoppers start their search on each month. Zolo is a...

Apr 9, 2019
Exit plan: How to sell or transfer your business successfully

Private and family businesses represent nearly two-thirds of Canada’s GDP and employ more than 12 million Canadians, notes a new report from PwC Canada. The data was taken from research undertaken for the PwC Family Business Survey (2016), the PwC Next Gen Survey (2017) and the PwC Family Business Survey...

Apr 4, 2019
Canadian employees prefer meaning over money: survey

As it turns out, “money isn’t everything” is truer than you might think. Just ask California–based ServiceNow, which surveyed Canadian office workers to find out what matters to them in their jobs. More than half of the 1,500 respondents to the online poll said that they wished their work was...

Apr 3, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in April

Joseph Tisiga, a Whitehorse-based artist of Kaska Dena ancestry, takes visitors on a journey of identity through Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was, an exhibit of new and remixed works in a variety of mediums at Whistler’s Audain...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance

For Kai Li, a finance professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, it’s become a familiar sight. In a typical year, about 50 percent of the school’s commerce undergraduates are female. But as third-year specialization approaches, relatively few women choose finance. Li, who teaches a course that readies students for the...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Investing

When the U.S. government bailed out Citigroup in late 2008, Manica Gautam was working in its London office as an associate with the global consumer and retail investment banking division. “I was probably fortunate to be cheap enough not to...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Professional Services

Growing up in Lavington, a small community near Vernon in the North Okanagan, Lana Kirk was good at math and science, so she expected to study science in university. But when she headed to SFU on a $20,000 entrance scholarship...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Public Service

It was the early 1980s, and Brenda Leong was conflicted. A couple of years after graduating with a business degree from the University of Alberta, the native Calgarian had a job as a customer service representative at Bank of Nova...

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